Lily Safra Professor of Neurology and Neuroimaging, King's College London
Professor Marios Politis is a Professor of Neurology & Neuroimaging, Consultant Neurologist, the Director of Neurodegeneration Imaging Group, and the Head of Neurology Unit at King’s College London. His research involves clinical observation, and the use of PET and MR imaging as a method of investigating etiology, pathophysiology, and effects and complications of novel therapies in Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. He has significant experience by serving as a Chief Investigator in a number of observational and interventional trials. Professor Politis has received a high number of awards and distinctions such as from the Movement Disorder Society, Royal College of Physicians, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and European Academy of Neurology. He is a recipient of the Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders from the American Academy of Neurology.
About 100 people have a rare mutation in a gene called SNCA that puts them at almost certain risk of getting Parkinsons disease. This makes them ideal subjects for studying the root causes of this debilitating condition....