Franco-Scottish focus on MS
A seminar took place at the RSE yesterday, on how partnerships between Scottish and French academics, clinicians and scientists, might lead to new drug discovery programs for treating MS .
Presentations by experts from both countries were made during the day-long event. These were followed by a public lecture entitled Multiple sclerosis; has research got us to the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? by Professor Charles ffrench-Constant, Director, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh and Professor Catherine Lubetzki, Professor of Neurology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Head of the Neurology Department, Salpetriere hospital, Paris.
The RSE and the French Embassy in London are working together on a programme of science events to explore and publicly present areas of research where both Scotland and France have a powerful presence. The events are intended to stimulate Franco–Scottish collaboration in science, present new scientific ideas, explore social and commercial implications, and increase awareness of French and Scottish science in each other’s country.
Professor ffrench-Constant is pictured below during the discussion that followed the public lecture, with Professor Lubetzki (centre) and RSE Vice-President, Professor Neva Haites OBE, who chaired the event.