Dr Michel Goedert FMedSci FRS
Michel Goedert elucidated the events underlying the assembly of tau protein into the major fibrous component of lesions found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. He provided evidence for the genetic basis for the critical pathological event in the formation of Alzheimer’s lesions. Recently, he has broken new ground by discovering alpha-synuclein protein in the lesions in the brains of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
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