About us


The Research group and the Movement Disorders & Parkinson's Disease centre of the Neurology Unit at the University Hospital of Padua consists of a multidiciplinary team composed by neurologists, psycologists, bioengineers and clinical researchers. Its main focus is the translational research, aiming to bring new scientific achievements from the lab to clinics (offering new treatment protocols for patients), and to deeply study the mechanisms behind what can be clinically observed.

The group mission is: 1) take care of the patients, both adults and children, in every step of their diseases and linked to movement disorders; 2) high quality and leading research; 3) interact with patients associations, families and caregivers to improve their knowledge of the diseases.

Our clinical and research programs include:
Parkinson's disease;
Multiple System Atrophy;
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy;
Huntington's disease;
Adult and pediatric dystonia;
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome & tic disorders;
Fragile-X syndrome (FXTAS).

Our centre is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, the Italian Ministry of Health, and pharmaceutical industries. Last but not least, we always are grateful for the support of our patients and their families in our research activities.

We thank Chiesi Farmaceutici, Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals, AbbVie for their support with unrestricted grants.