Professor Patrick Chinnery
Wellcome Senior Fellow in Clinical Science, Professor of Neurogenetics and Honorary Consultant

  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5101
  • Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 8553
  • Address: Mitochondrial Research Group
    The Medical School
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE2 4HH

Research Interests

My principal interest is in the clinical and molecular basis of neurological disease. I currently run research projects studying the molecular aetiology of monogenic disorders (including inherited ataxia and spastic paraparesis), and multifactorial disorders (including Parkinson’s disease). Human mitochondrial disorders form a major focus of the work in my laboratory, and particularly the interaction between nuclear and mitochondrial genes (focussing on Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy) and the inheritance of mitochondrial DNA mutations. My work is supported by the Wellcome Trust and Ataxia UK.