Working together to accelerate the search for a cure

The UK Motor Neuron Disease Research Institute (UK MND RI) is a national network of MND centres working together to understand how and why MND happens, what might work as a treatment, and testing possible treatments in clinical trials. Researchers across the country are carrying out world-leading MND research in a coordinated way to accelerate the search for a cure.

What we do

The UK MND Research Institute is a national network of MND centres working together to understand how and why MND happens, what might work as a treatment, and testing possible treatments in clinical trials. Researchers across the country are carrying out world-leading MND research in a coordinated way to accelerate the search for a cure.

Driven by patients

The Institute was born out of the #United2End MND campaign started in 2021, which called on the UK government to commit £50 million of new investment to accelerate the search for treatments.

Working together

In 2022 the UK MND Research Institute launched a partnership of researchers, doctors, patients, charities, and government: working together for the first time.

Our research

Motor neuron disease has no effective treatments, but our knowledge of its causes and how to develop potential therapies has increased dramatically.

In our first stage of work, we are looking to solve problems hindering progress in our search for a cure for MND. A larger programme as part of the UK Government’s new investment of £50 million into translational research for MND will follow and we’ll share details of that work as it is developed.

Who we are

We are a team of doctors, clinicians, scientists and patients working to accelerate the search for a cure for MND. The UK MND Research Institute is co-directed by Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi of King’s College London and Professor Christopher McDermott of the University of Sheffield, supported by a leadership team which includes people living with MND.

Who we are

Our Partners