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Research aims

Our research spans the breadth of autoimmune neurology.

We carry out clinical studies to characterise patient symptoms, features, test results and treatment responses. We optimise and better characterise the diagnostic autoantibody test.

Also, we are trying to characterise the cells which produce the autoantibodies. This would allow us to begin to understand which medications can destroy these cells and help reduce autoantibody levels, and to better understand the residual symptoms in patients which may respond to novel medications.

Research projects

In partnership with Vetmeduni Wien and the Royal Veterinary College (URN: 2020 1957-2) , we are currently researching autoimmune limbic encephalitis in domestic cats. This project is led by Sophie Binks.

Similar to our work in human patients, we aim to characterise pathophysiology, clinical presentation and potential treatment options, and improve feline patient outcomes.

For vets wishing to submit samples for testing, please use this submission form.