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Professor Neil Scolding

Neil Scolding is the Burden Professor and Director of the Bristol Institute of Clinical Neurosciences; he is currently based at Learning and Research, Southmead Hospital. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Gulu Faculty of Medicine and spends some 6 months a year undertaking teaching, research and clinical practice in northern Uganda.

He trained in Neurology in Cardiff, in Cambridge, and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, and was a University Lecturer and Consultant Neurologist in Cambridge before coming to Bristol as the Foundation Burden chairholder in 1999.

Neil has a clinical and research interest in the biology of multiple sclerosis and in particular in  the clinical and experimental exploration of cell-based treatments designed to protect and repair the brain and spinal cord in patients with disability from MS. In addition, he has interests in other forms of inflammation in the nervous system, including vasculitis and sarcoidosis. Latterly he has developed an interest in neurological and medical diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

Research keywords

  • stem-cell
  • myelin
  • neurology
  • transplantation
  • regeneration
  • neuronal precursors

Diseases related to this field of research

  • Multiple Sclerosis

Processes and functions relevant to this work

  • Myelination


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