University of Dundee

Dundee Parkinson's Research Campaign

Help the University of Dundee solve the Parkinson's puzzle
£48,549
raised of £10,000 target
by 3179 supporters
Event: Parkinson’s Research Fundraising, on 31 December 2023
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Help the University of Dundee solve the Parkinson's puzzle

Parkinson's Disease is at the forefront of our research agenda. Will you join our quest to make new discoveries?

We plan to establish the worlds first protein sequencing centre for Parkinsons disease. Proteins are the building blocks of our cells and tissues and are critical for all cell activities. Parkinsons is likely to be caused by some of the proteins in our cells behaving abnormally. To understand how this happens we need to create a map of all the proteins and create a clear picture of how these proteins communicate with each other. Dundee is a world leading centre for using mass spectrometry to generate protein maps. However, to make rapid progress in Parkinsons our projects urgently need a mass spectrometer which is dedicated fulltime to understanding Parkinsons disease.

A mass spectrometer that is exclusively for our Parkinsons projects would be transformational. With your help we will purchase the very latest high sensitivity mass spectrometer, allowing us to generate highly detailed protein maps and to quickly and accurately profile patient samples, including samples from active clinical trials into new treatments for Parkinsons.

With your help we can raise funds to purchase a mass spectrometer to transform our research and find new treatments for Parkinsons.

Our team work with people living with Parkinson's every day. They inspire us and motivate us to do what we do. With your help we can do so much more, so please set up your JustGiving page here and get fundraising! Here are some fundraising ideas to get you started.

You could don your kilt and sign up for the Kiltwalk Dundee on 21st August 2022. The Hunter Foundation will add 50% to the funds you raise! There are Kiltwalks to suit all abilities, the Wee Wander, Big Stroll and the Mighty Stride. The Dundee Kiltwalk

You can set up your own challenge for walking, cycling, or running.

Parkinson's Party - invite family and friends round for cake, cocktails, or dinner

Parkinson's Big Night In - join your friends on zoom and donate the money you save

Parkinson's Puzzle Night - host a quiz night down the pub, at home, or on zoom

Celebrate your birthday or anniversary by asking for donations to Parkinson's research

Solving the Parkinson's puzzle. Changing lives, offering hope.

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University of Dundee

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We transform lives locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. Through excelling in teaching and research; contributing to the social, economic and cultural life of Scotland and the wider world; shaping the future by solving important real-world problems.

Donation summary

Total raised
£48,548.33
+ £8,556.33 Gift Aid
Online donations
£48,298.33
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£1,947.79
Donations via fundraisers
£46,600.54

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