Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research is based at the University of Edinburgh and is a not-for-profit, charitable network of over 200 researchers across Scotland. We use research to improve the lives of people living with motor neurone disease (MND) and related conditions.

The Centre's mission is to

  • undertake research into MND, both laboratory-based and patient-centred projects
  • deliver training for the next generation of MND research leaders
  • provide a network for those involved in MND research across Scotland
  • work with Scottish healthcare professionals and other charities to increase awareness of MND and MND research among the public

Launched in 2007 following a donation by Euan MacDonald and his father Donald MacDonald, the Centre aims to make discoveries that will slow, stop and eventually reverse MND.


  • RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
  • motor neurone disease
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • spinal muscular atrophy
  • QH301 Biology
  • BF Psychology
  • HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
  • QH426 Genetics


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