My Name'5 Doddie Foundation donates to MND Research

Doddie Weir with three MND Researchers in blue T-shirts

Mar 2019: Euan MacDonald Centre researcher Professor Tom Gillingwater is among those whose work will receive a donation from the charity.

The My Name's Doddie Foundation recently announced a new series of grant awards to MND research projects across the UK.

Amongst those receiving funding was Professor Kevin Talbot from Oxford Univerity and co-collaborator Professor Tom Gillingwater from The Univerity of Edinburgh and The Euan MacDonald Centre. Their joint project aims to identify drugs to treat MND from repurposing existing medications that are currently used and licensed in the UK for other medical conditions.  

We are massively grateful to the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation for supporting our project. By bringing together two laboratories from Oxford and Edinburgh the Foundation is facilitating cutting-edge researech that will use a combination of complementary techniques and approaches in order to identify effective new drugs for motor neurone disease."

Professor Tom Gillingwater

 This project will complement work already underway by Professor Siddharthan Chandran from The Euan MacDonald Centre and which has also generously received funding from the Foundation.

This article was published on: Monday, March 11, 2019