Since early 2014, we have been using live research Q&A events to help bridge the gap between the multiple sclerosis research community and those living with multiple sclerosis. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS RESEARCH Q&A WITH BRETT DRUMMOND Brett is co-founder of MStranslate, a multiple sclerosis researcher and a talented science communicator. Connect with Brett: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/pub/brett-drummond/58/908/779 MSBase PROJECT DISCUSSION WITH DR TOMAS KALINCIK During our first Melbourne Brain Centre Feature Week, Dr Tomas Kalincik volunteered his time to discuss the centre’s MSBase Project. MSBase is an international multiple sclerosis (MS) registry that is helping answer many questions about MS. Connect with Dr Kalincik Email: email@example.com NEUROIMAGING DISCUSSION WITH DR SCOTT KOLBE During our second Melbourne Brain Centre Feature Week, Dr Scott Kolbe joined us to discuss the neuroimaging research he’s been undertaking, which has included investigating and understanding the reasons behind different outcomes of optic neuritis. Connect with Dr Kolbe Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/pub/scott-kolbe/2/814/655 BASIC SCIENCES DISCUSSION WITH DR MELISSA GRESLE & GERRY MA Our third Melbourne Brain Centre Feature Week focussed on the work of the Basic Sciences team, with a particular focus on recent studies led by Dr Melissa Gresle and Gerry Ma. Summaries of these papers can be found on the Basic Sciences page, located here. Connect with Dr Gresle Email: email@example.com Connect with Gerry Ma Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OCULAR MOTOR RESEARCH DISCUSSION WITH A/PROF OWEN WHITE MD Our fourth Melbourne Brain Centre Feature Week introduced the research of the Ocular Motor team, led by A/Prof and Neuro-ophthalmologist, Owen White MD. To learn more about the team’s research, visit the Ocular Motor page, located here. Connect with A/Prof White MD Email: Owen.White@mh.org.au MOVEMENT DISORDERS RESEARCH DISCUSSION WITH DR ANNEKE VAN DER WALT Our fifth Melbourne Brain Centre Feature Week introduced the work of the Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation teams. In this discussion, we spoke with Dr Anneke Van Der Walt (who you will recognise from previous hangouts) about the use of Botox to treat tremor in multiple sclerosis. To learn more about the work of the two teams featured, visit the Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation page, located here. Connect with Dr Anneke Van Der Walt Email: Anneke.VanDerWalt@mh.org.au LIFE INTERRUPTED DISCUSSION WITH AUTHOR TEISHA ROSE On June 25, 2015, we held a Google Hangout with special guest, Teisha Rose, author of the book “Life Interrupted”. Teisha’s book is a very personal insight into her multiple sclerosis journey, covering everything from the events that led to her diagnosis right through to the present day. It was the post-diagnosis phase of her journey that was the focus of our discussion with Teisha, exploring her H.E.A.L.T.H framework for living positively with MS on a daily basis. In addition to watching the replay of our hangout below, you can learn more about Teisha and her journey at the below link. http://www.livesinterrupted.com.au Connect with Teisha Rose – http://www.livesinterrupted.com.au/contact/ VIRAL EXPRESSION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DISCUSSION WITH DR JOHN KRIESEL & KAEL FISCHER, Ph.D. On August 1, 2015, we were joined by Dr John Kriesel and Kael Fischer, Ph.D., from the Kriesel Lab at the University of Utah. This hangout was the culmination of a week-long insight into the work currently being undertaken by the group. Learn more about Dr John Kriesel here. Learn more about Kael Fischer, Ph.D. here. OVERCOMING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: LIFESTYLE MODIFICATIONS TO MANAGE MS SYMPTOMS In July 2016, we shared a detailed insight into the work of the Neuroepidemiology Unit at the University of Melbourne. As always, this event featured a live Q&A discussion with members of the team, in this case Professor George Jelinek, Dr Keryn Taylor and Dr Claudia Marck. The feature in question can be viewed in full here. Connect with Neuroepidemiology Unit Professor George Jelinek Email: email@example.com LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/georgejelinek Dr Keryn Taylor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr Claudia Marck Email: email@example.com LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/claudiamarck RATES OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PROGRESSION – DR TOMAS KALINCIK As part of our discussion about recent research from MSBase, Dr Tomas Kalincik participated in a Q&A with members of the MStranslate community. In this session, he answered questions from people with multiple sclerosis (MS) about a range of topics, including the ongoing benefits of therapy in people with moderate to advanced MS. Connect with Dr Kalincik Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MITOQ & MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS In November 2016, we collaborated with the team at MitoQ Ltd to develop a series of features exploring MitoQ and mitochondrial dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. As part of this event, an online Q&A was held with Greg Macpherson (CEO, MitoQ Ltd), Professor Mike Murphy (Programme Leader, Mitochondrial Biology Unit, University of Cambridge), Karen (a person living MS, currently using MitoQ) and members of the MStranslate community. The feature in question can be reviewed in full here.