I am a junior doctor in London and incoming PhD student in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. My research focuses on using machine learning methods to identify biomarkers of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's plus syndromes.
No objective diagnostic test exists for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. Measurable, non-invasive testing is an avenue to investigate neurodegenerative pathology often isolated by the blood-brain barrier and skull.
The quantification of symptoms has the potential to aid diagnosis, monitoring and the discovery of novel treatments – both symptomatic and disease-modifying in nature.