Robert Will, UK

Professor Robert Will trained in medicine at Cambridge University and is Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has a long-term interest in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, having carried out a research project on the epidemiology of CJD at Oxford University from 1979-1982 and having founded the National CJD Surveillance Unit, UK in 1990 and acted as its Director for 10 years. He has written a number of papers on CJD and was involved in the identification and characterisation of variant CJD and the discovery that this condition was transmissible through blood transfusion.  He coordinates the European Surveillance System for variant CJD, while continuing to work at the National CJD Research and Surveillance Unit.

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