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James Rowe appointed as Professor in Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Congratulations on the recent appointment of James Rowe as Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (with effect from 1st October 2015).

Professor Rowe said of his appointment” I am delighted by the professorship, which reflects the commitment and success of an excellent team that I have had the good fortune to work with over the years. It is a great privilege to work in such a creative and supportive environment, especially the tremendous students and post doctoral scientists. The success of our translational neuroscience program lies undoubtedly in the close collaboration between the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute.

We are working towards better treatments and diagnostics for patients with disorders of movement and behaviour (dementia and parkinsonism). Cambridge is unique in providing the three key ingredients for successful translational neuroscience. First, its strong clinical research infrastructure and leading NHS services. Second, close partnerships with basic neuroscientists in cognitive neurosciences, pharmacology, imaging and genetics Third, the world class facilities for brain imaging, including PET (brain chemistry), MEG (brain physiology), MRI (brain structure and function) and soon the ultra-high-field MRI.

It is an exciting time for researchers in dementia and Parkinsonism, with rapid advances and new treatment strategies. These come with the added value of learning much about how the brain works. As a result, we have seen a radical shift from nihilism to optimism, and I relish the challenge ahead as the Professor of Cognitive Neurology.”

Professor Rowe will be speaking at the forthcoming 5th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium, ‘Imaging the Nervous System’.

Posted on 22/06/2015

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