The Institute has a number of research teams examining different aspects of nerve and muscle disease. The aim of this research is to advance our understanding of the disorders from both a research and clinical perspective.
Here's a list of the main research areas:
Brain Autoimmunity - Aims to understand the role played by autoantibodies in neurological diseases including Autoimmune Encephalitis, emyelinating syndromes, movement disorders and early-onset psychosis.
Clinical Neuroimmunology - Aims to define the clinical features and best treatment of immune mediated brain conditions, including autoimmune encephalitis, autoimmune movement disorders and the immune contribution of common disorders such as epilepsy and neuropsychiatric conditions such as tics and obsess-compulsive disorder.
Epilepsy and Movement disorders - Explores clinical care and research in complex epilepsy, epilepsy genetics and epilepsy surgery, and in movement disorders undertakes research in Tourette Syndrome and genetic dystonia. This includes collaboration in gene discovery projects and deep brain stimulation.