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Prof Andrea Malaspina

Professor of Neurology, Consultant Neurologist

PhD (Molecular Neurobiology), MBBS

Practices at: BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Professor Malaspina graduated cum Laude at the University of Pavia in 1991. He started his Specialist Neurology Training in Italy, which he then completed in the UK while becoming involved in research on neurodegenerative diseases, leading to a PhD in Molecular Neurobiology at Imperial College London. He has been a Consultant Neurologist at Barts Health and Basildon University Hospital since 2001, with an active role in Clinical Neurology and research interests in neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders.

In 2009, he founded the Barts Health MND Care and Research Centre, of which he is the Co-Director. He has been the MND Research Director for DeNDRoN and for CRN North-Thames. In 2012, he took up a formal academic appointment as Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Barts and The London Medical School. As Reader in Clinical Neurology from 2015 and as Professor of Neurology from 2019, he leads the multidisciplinary Neurodegeneration Research Group at the Blizard Institute, working on biomarkers and therapeutic targets discovery in neurodegeneration. He has been recently appointed as Clinical Academic Lead of the Motor Neuron Disease Centre, Queen Square, National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery.

In the last 10 years, he has been in the driving seat of the establishment of some of the largest bio banking projects for neurodegenerative disorders in the UK and internationally, based on longitudinal sampling and novel modalities of research into biomarkers and therapeutics for neurodegeneration.

  • Neuromuscular disorders;
  • Motor neuron disease;
  • Neurodegenerative and movement disorders; and
  • General neurology and headaches.

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