Dundee Parkinson's Research Campaign
We know that we are capable of taking leaps forward in our quest to develop new treatments for Parkinson’s disease but we need your help
We plan to establish the world’s first protein sequencing centre for Parkinson’s disease. Proteins are the building blocks of our cells and tissues and are critical for all cell activities. Parkinson’s is likely to be caused by some of the proteins in our cells behaving abnormally. To understand how this happens we need to create a map of all the proteins and create a clear picture of how these proteins communicate with each other. Dundee is a world leading centre for using mass spectrometry to generate protein maps. However, to make rapid progress in Parkinson’s our projects urgently need a mass spectrometer which is dedicated fulltime to understanding Parkinson’s disease.
A mass spectrometer that is exclusively for our Parkinson’s projects would be transformational. With your help we will purchase the very latest high sensitivity mass spectrometer, allowing us to generate highly detailed protein maps and to quickly and accurately profile patient samples, including samples from active clinical trials into new treatments for Parkinson’s.
You can support the Dundee Parkinson’s Campaign to buy a mass spectrometer by making a donation online. You can also extend your support by setting up a monthly, quarterly or annual Direct Debit online (ensuring you select "Parkinson’s Campaign" from the drop-down menu).
We want to make Dundee the global centre for Parkinson’s research. Large parts of the puzzle - respected experts, state-of-the-art facilities, established links with charitable foundations and pharma - are already in place. But while we have made significant steps, we know that we are capable of taking leaps forward in our quest to develop new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
But for that to happen we need your help. Parkinson’s has not given up its secrets easily, but our experts have a proven track record of success in making breakthroughs that could lead to even bigger discoveries. We have the people, the commitment and the determination to make a difference, but we need to keep attracting the brightest minds and purchasing the latest technology if we do not want to waste this potential.
Our team work with people living with Parkinson’s every day. They inspire us and motivate us to do what we do. But we want to do more, and that is why we turn to you. Together we have the potential to transform lives now and for years to come.
Mutations in PINK1 are the second most frequent cause of autosomal recessive early-onset Parkinson’s disease.
Scientists at the University of Dundee and Harvard Medical School have identified the key targets of an enzyme that play a critical role in protecting the brain against the development of Parkinson’s disease.
Dozens of dedicated fundraisers have smashed a fundraising target to support Parkinson’s research at the University of Dundee.
A deep brain ultrasound treatment that can transform the quality of life for people with uncontrollable tremors has been made available in Scotland for the first time following a University of Dundee fundraising campaign.
Lorraine Kelly has a sent a video message in support of all those taking part in the 30 Days Challenge campaign to fund life-saving research into Parkinson’s disease
Even a global pandemic has not proven formidable enough to prevent one-woman tablet-making machine Fiona Edwards from raising thousands of pounds for research at the University of Dundee.