Latest Research Conference

euro-ataxia members often organise research conferences. In March 2015 the International Ataxia Research Conference was organised by patient groups, including two members of euro-ataxia; Ataxia UK and Ataxia Ireland. At the conference 350 researchers and pharmaceutical company representatives were able to share the latest ataxia research and take advantage of the fantastic networking opportunity that the conference provided. Euro-ataxia's annual meeting was held alongside this conference, ensuring a close link between patient and research groups.


Euro-ataxia members at the meeting in March 2015

To find out more information about the research taking place at the conference, take a look at our research lay summaries:

Session 1: New genes and developments in diagnosis of the ataxias
Session 2: Genetic and molecular mechanisms of the ataxias
Session 3a: Cellular and animal models of Friedreich's ataxia
Session 3b: Cellular and animal models of other ataxias
Session 4: Cellular and systemic pathways
Session 5: Drug discovery and emerging therapeutic strategies
Session 6: Biomarkers and function measures
Session 7: Clinical trials and trial design

To find out more information on the International Ataxia Research Conference,click here.

euro-ataxia talks

At the euro-ataxia meeting in March 2015, leading researchers gave talks summarising the latest research areas that are currently ongoing, which can be viewed below.

Professor Marios Hadjivassiliou from The University of Sheffield talks about the different causes of Ataxia

You can view the slides with this talk here



Dr Matthis Synofzik from the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research talks about genes, genetic mechanisms and diagnostic challenges

You can view the slides for this talk here.


Dr Manolis Fanto from King's College London talks about Animal Models of Hereditary Ataxias

You can view the slides for this talk here.



Dr Mark Pook from Brunel University talks about current drug treatments in Friedreich's ataxia.

You can view the slides for this talk here.

Further information & contacts

For more information on the latest ataxia research, take a look at our member pages and you can also look at our list of suggested websites including other ataxia charities and other useful resources.

If you are a researcher from academia or industry and you are interested in contacting us to find out more about how we could help you, please email research@ataxia.org.uk