Names and addresses of researchers involved in the science of spongiform encephalopathies: O-R


This does not include the names of people exclusively working on human disease for which you must go to the section onmedical researchers.

O'Doherty, Elaine M.
University Coilege Dublin, Veterinary Faculty
Animal Husbandry and Production Ballsbridge
Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone: 00353-16687988
Fax: 00353-1-6600883
Email:
Genetics of Irish Sheep flocks

Oesch, Bruno
Formerly of University of Zurich
August-Forelstr. 1, 8029 Zurich
Switzerland
41-1-385 63 43
e-mail oesch@hifo.unizh.ch
Now has formed a separate company, Prionics with Dr. Markus Moser and Dr. Korth Carsten: see Prionics address.
Has been involved in TSE research for many years.

Olsaker I
Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Morphology, Genetics and Aquatic biology
Oslo
DNA of scrapie and BSE in cattle.

Olsen, Wayne
wolson@kcc.cc.il.us
Involved in organising and reporting risks concerning products

O'Neill, Gerard T.
BBSRC Institute for Animal Health
Neuropathogenesis Unit
West Mains Road
Edinburgh EH9 3JF
Phone: 00353-1-6687988
Fax: 00353-131-668-3872
Email: gerry.oneill@bbsrc.ac.uk
Transgenic and ovine mouse genetic experiments

Onodera, Takashi
Department of Moleuclar Immunology
School of Agricultural and Life Sciences,
University of Tokyo
Yayoi 1-1-1, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-0032, Japan
Phone: 0081-3-5841-5196
Fax: 0081-3-5841-8020
Email: aonoder@hongo.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Apoptosis in TSE

O'Rourke, katherine
Research Microbiologist
USDA, 337 Bustad, Washington State University
Pullman, Washington State, USA WA 99164-8328
USA 509 335 6020
Fax 509 335 8328
korourke@vetmed.wsu.edu
Has produced some excellent monoclonals for PrPsc in cattle and sheep

Otto, Markus
Universitat Goottingen Dept. of Neurology Robert-Koch-Str. 40 37075 Gottingen Phone: 0551-396636 Fax:0551-397020 Email: motto@gwdg.de
Pathology and epidemiology of CJD

Oxford, Professor
London Hospital Virology Department
Turner Building
Whitechapel Rd
London E1 2AD
UK
0171 377 7000

Pagel, Mark
Department of Zoology,
University of Oxford
South Parks Rd
Oxford
UK, OX1 3PS
Worked on the phylogenesis of prion protein

Paiba, Giles
Division of Animal Health and Husbandry Clinical and Veterinary Dept
Brisitol University
Langford House
Langford
BB18 7DU
Interested in carrying out some of the maths to indicate the epidemiology of BSE

Painter Mike
Based at the Public Health Laboratory
Withington Hospital
Manchester
0161 236 2400
A member of the SEAC. Appears to know his stuff

Palmer, AC
Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Maddingley Rd
Cambridge
CB3 0ES
UK
01223 337600
Was involved in the pathology of the vertical transmission cow

Palmer, Stephen
Public Health Laboratory
Cardiff University Hospital
Cardiff
UK
01222 742170
Has been involved in looking into the risks of BSE to humans from the beginning and did not stand up and make a noise of safety. The reason that he got away with this was that the PHL in ENGLAND was told not to do any work..and Wales was ignored for some reason.

Palsdottir, Astridur
Institute for Experimental Pathology,
Keldur
V/Vesturlandsveg
IS-112 Reyjavik
Phone: 00354-5674700
Fax: 00354-5673979
Email: astripal@rhi.hi.is
Scrapie, genotyping, epidemiology

Parchi P
Division of Neuropathology
Institute of Pathology
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland
Ohio
Involved in the initial indication that the strains of CJD really can be seen as variations in the PrPsc profile on electrophoresis and that this was well associated with the distribution of cell damage and PrP in the brain.

Picoux, mme Brugere
L'Ecole Veterinaire de Maison Alfort
Expert in Scrapie

Parchi, Piero
Division of Neuropathology
Institute of Pathology
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland
Ohio
Involved in the initial indication that the strains of CJD really can be seen as variations in the PrPsc profile on electrophoresis and that this was well associated with the distribution of cell damage and PrP in the brain.

Parker, AJ
210 Preston Rd,
Brighton
BN1 6RA
UK
01273 552938
about selenium

Patel, Raj K.
Veterinary Laboratory Agency
Biotechnology
Addlestone
KT15 3NB
Phone: 0044-1932-357527
Fax: 0044-1932-357-890
Email: raj.r.k.p.patel@vla.maff.gov.uk
Involved in the Delfia work at Compton

Patterson Will
Ryedale Building
Picadilly, York
YO3 4XF
01904 825239 or 825110
The expert on BSE risk to humans in public health. should always be contacted when advice is required on this subject

Pearce, Chris
Electrophoretics
01932 865065
Working on an electrophoretic method for the diagnosis of BSE

Pearson, Geoff
Department of Comparative Pathology
Bristol Veterinary School
Labgford House
Langford
BS18 7DU
UK
01934 852581
FSE

Pekarik, Vladimir
University Hospital
Neuropathology
Schmelzbergstr. 12
CH-8091 Zurich
Phone: 0041-1-255-2855
Fax: 0041-1-2554402
Email: vladimir.pekarik@pty.usz.ch
Neuroinvasion studies in Aguzzi group

Pepys, Mark
Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammersmith Hospital Du Cane Rd London W12 0NN
Expert in amyloid. Working with Collinge on whether or not the deletion of the amyloid P component gene makes a big difference to the disease. Pepys is historically someone that has looked into amyloidosis.

Percy, Claire
Institute for Animal Health,
Compton
Newbury,
Berkshire RG20 7NN
01635 578411
Has been involved in the immunodetection of PrPsc in animal tissues

Peretz, David
Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease
HSE-781, University of California
San Francisco, CA 9414-0518
Phone: 001- 415-4764188
Fax: 001-415-476-8386
Email: peretz@cgl.ucsf.edu
Multiple denaturation profiles for PrP strains

Perret-Liaudet, Armand
Hopital Neurologique et Neuro-Chirurgical
Pierre Wertheimer
59- houlevard Pinel
F-69003 Lyon
Phone: 0033-4-72357683
Fax: 0033-4-72357688
Email: roger.1ater@chu-lyon.fr
Diagnostics of CJD

Perry, Hugh
University of Oxford Neuropathogenesis Department
Oxford
UK
01865 271588
Into various research bits

Perry, Linda
National Institute of Health
Laborotory for Persistent Vial Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories,
Hamilton
Montana
USA 59840
406 363 3211

Personne, Isabelle
Service de hiochimie
Hopital Neurologique
59, Bd. Pinel
F-69003 Lyon
Phone: 0033-4-72357677
Fax: 0033-4-72357688
Email: roger.later@chi-lyon.fr
diagnostics of CJD, 14-3-3 etc

Pfaff, E
Federal Research Center for Virus Diseases in Animals
Paul-Ehrlich Str 28
72072 Tubingen
Germany
Scrapie in peripheral nerves

Phipps, RH
Institute for Grassland and Animal Production
Shinfield
Reading
UK

Piccardo, P
Laboratory of Central Nervous Studies,
National INsitute of Health
Bethesda,
Maryland
USA 20892
301 496 4000
With Gajdusek's group

Pirez, Manuel
Major Portuguese researcher,
knows about what is going on in the country re BSE
honavar@mail.telepac.pt

Pocchiari, Maurizio
Laboratory of Virololgy
Instituto Superiore di Sanita,
Viale Regina Elena 200
1-00161
Rome
Tel 0039-6-446 2548
e-mail pocchiar@virus1.iss.infn.it
fax 0039-6-49387199
Details about infection in blood

Pohlenz, Professor J
Tierarztliche Hochschule
Hannover,
Institut fur Pathologie
Hannover
Germany
(05 11) 953 8621

Pollock, Chris
(research director)
Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research
Plas Gogerddan
Aberystwyth
Dyfed, UK
SY23 3EB
01970 828255
Investigating the changes in urine, blood and CSF biochemistry that take place during the incubation period of BSE in cattle. Probably involved in other research as well

Poser, Sigrid
Neuroligische Klinik und Poliklinik Universitat klinikum
Goettingen
Robert Koch St 40
37075 Goettingen
Germany
Phone: 0551-396636
Fax: 0551-397020
Looks at CJD in Germany

Post, Karin
Institut fur Physikalische Biologie und Biologisch-Medizinishches Forschungszentrum,
Heinrich-Heine-Universitat,
Dusseldorf
40225,
Germany
Phone: 0211-81-15314
Fax: 0211-8115167
Email: post@biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de
Involved in the identification of the spherical particles derived from prion rods that lacked infectivity but had a high alpha helical content. Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy as diagnostic tool. Aggregation of PrPsc.

Potempka, A
Department of Virology NY State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Diseases, Forest Hill Rd
Staten Island,
New York
10314 USA
718 494 0600

Power, Aisling M.
MRC Prion Unit
Imperial Coilge School of Medicine
Norfolk Place
London WW2 1PG
Phone: 0044-171-594-3794
Fax: 0044-171-706-3272
Email: aisling.power@ic.ac.uk
chemistry of PrP

Priola, Suzette
National Institute of Health Laborotory for Persistent Vial Diseases,
Rocky Mountain Laboratories,
Hamilton
Montana USA 59840
Phone: 001 406-363-9264
Fax: 001 406-363-9286
Email: spriola@nih.gov
Was involved in the molecular biology of prion protein with Caughey and Chesebro

Prionics AG,
Universitt Zrich-Irchel,
OCI 12E28,
Winterthurerstrasse 190,
8057 Zurich
Switzerland
41-1-364 50 60, (possibly -4-364-50-60)
fax 41-1-364 50 61, (possibly -4-364-50-61)
http://www.prionics.ch
Company formed to market the monoclonal antibody active against only the prion form of PrP

Prusiner, Stan
Department of Neurology, Biochemistry and Biophysics,
University of California,
San Francisco
94134 USA
415 476 4482

Pullman, Mark
Prion Research Group
St. Mary's Hospital Medical School
Praed St. London W2 UK
0171 723 1252 FAX 0171 706 7094
Was at Northwick Park

Purdey, Mark
High Barn Farm
Elworthy Lydeard St. Lawrence
Taunton
Somerset TA4 3PX
UK
01984 656104
Organophosphorus/organic cattle

Raber, Alexander
Institute of Neuropathology
University Hospital
Schmelzhergstr. 12
CH-8091 Zurich
Phone: 0041-1-255-2151
Fax: 0041-1-255-4402
Email: alexander.raeber@pty.usz.ch Genetic and transgenic studies in mice. (see also below)

Race, Richard
National Institute of Health Laborotory for Persistent Vial Diseases,
Rocky Mountain Laboratories,
Hamilton
Montana USA 59840
406 363 3211
Quiet but very effective researcher. in 50s

Raeber, A
Institut fur Molekularbiologie Universitat Zurich
Honggerberg
CH-8093
Zurich
Switzerland
PrP in scrapie. DNA man, Transgenic and knockout mice in prion research
(also addressed at:
Institute for Neuropathology
University Hospital
Schmelzbergstrasse 12
Zurich
Switzerland
CH 8091)

Raff, M
Department of Neurobiology
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Zurich Switzerland
Switzerland

Raymond, Greg
National Institute of Health Laborotory for Persistent Vial Diseases,
Rocky Mountain Laboratories,
Hamilton
Montana USA 59840
406 363 3211
Was involved in the molecular biology of prion protein with Caughey, Priola and Chesebro

Reichl, Herwig E.
Haemosan GmbH
Kalingasse 20
A-8045 Graz
Phone: 0043-316-681713
Fax: 0043-316-681713
Email: haemosan@haemosan.at
Blood transfusion risks

Rezaei, Human
INRA
Virologie et Immunologie Moleculaires
F-78352 Jouy-en-Josas
Phone: 0033-1-34652789
Fax: 0033-1-34652621
Email: rezaei@biotec.jouy.inra.fr
Monoclonals, quantification and purification of PrPc

Richards, Mike
Formerly of MAFF, Central Veterinary Lab,
9 Birchwood Rd
London SW17 9BQ
0181 769 6760
mike.richards@btinternet.com

Epidemiologist. reasonable and rational.

Ridley, Ros
Innes Building School Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Madingley Rd
Cambridge
CB3 0ES UK
was with Collinge in Northwick Pk, doubtful about vertical transmission of TSEs

Rieger, R
Laboratorium fur Molekulare Biologie
Genzentrum
Wuermtalstrasse 221
D-81375 Munchen
Germany
PrP toxicity

Riesner, Detlev
Institut fur Physikalische Biologie der Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Dusseldorf Univeristats
Strasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf,
Germany
Phone: 0211-8114840
Fax: 0211-8115167
formerly into the structure of prion spheres resulting from the disruption of prion rods, now got some money from EC for research into PrP relationship with infectivity and its conformation. Now in many fields with the physics of the process.

Ritchie, Linsay
Institute for Animal Health BBSRC and MRC Neuropathogenesis Unit
King's Building Campus,
West Mains Rd
Edinburgh
EH9 3JF
UK
0131 667 5204. Edinburgh Univ 650 1000

Roberts, Gareth
Director of Neuropathology Research Smith Kline Beecham
The Pinnacles
Harlow
Essex CM19 5AO
UK
01279 622 350 FAX 622 555
Was at St. Mary's. Stood up with Lacey originally to tell HMG that the risk was unacceptable and could not be presumed to be low.

Robinson, Mark
United States Department of Agriculture College of Veterinary Meicine Washington State University
Pullman,
Washington State
99164 7030 USA
509 335 3564

NB he is now working in Vienna
Head, Animal production unit
Agrochemical Unit,
International Atomic Energy Agency
A-2444 Seibersdorf,
Austria
+43 1 2060 28355
fax 001 43 1 2060 28222

Roche, Anne Marie
University College Dublin
DepL of Zoology
Belfield
Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone: OO353-16072566
Fax: O0353-16072604
Email: monkse@indigo.ie
Distribusion of PrP in the lymphoid tissue of sheep

Rogers, Marc
University College Dublin
Dept. Zoology
Bellield
Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone: 00353-1-706-2197
Fax: 00353-1-7061152
Email: mark.rogers@ucd.ie
(I would suggest that either the spelling of his name or the email address are incorrect)
University Department of Zoology and Biotechnology Centre
Dublin
Involved in organising the production of a test for TSEs using monoclonals made by a new technique in Sweden. He was involved with the production of PrP antibodies using Proteus Ltd's peptides. Quantification and purification of PrPc from brain tissue.

Rohwer Rob
Veteran Affairs Medical Center,
Medical Research Center
Medical Research Service
151, 10N Green St
3A-129
Baltimore
Maryland 21201
USA
410 605 7959
or 410 605 7000 ext 6462
fax 410 605 7906
Formerly published data concerning scrapie agent as being similar in destruction properties to a virus (Nature). Now gone back to work on the research side and involved in the blood transfusion risks.

Romer, Alice
University of Gottingen
Institute of Neuropathology
Robert-Koch-Str. 40
37075 Gottingen
Phone: 0551-398467
Fax: 0551-398472
Email: aroemer@med.unl-goettingen.de
Cellular cleavage sites of PrP and mutant forms.

Ronchi S
Insituto di Fisiologia Veterinaria e Biochimica
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Milan
Italy
Looking at the DNA structure of PrP in fish

Rossi, Daniela
Imperial College School of Medicine at St. Mary's
MRC Prion unit Neurogenetics
Norfolk Place
London W2 1PG
Phone: 0044-171-594-3784
Fax: 0044-171-706-3272
Email: d.rossi@ic.ac.uk
Physiology in transgenic mice.

Rudyk, Helene
Welsh School of Pharmacy
Redwood Bnilding
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff CF1O 3XF
Phone: 0044-1222-875800
Fax: 0044-1222-874149
Email: rudykh@cardiff.ac.uk
working with Ian Gilbert in potential treatments for TSEs using diazo dyes.

Rossier J
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,
Ile de France
Secteur Paris B
Unite de Rechereche Associee 2054
Neurobiologie de la Diversite Cellulaire
France
Relationship between PrP conformation and infectivity

Rossitor, Martin
Dementia Research Group
National Neurological Institute
Queens Square
London WC1 UK
0171 3611 3853
Useful for his contacts, working on early diagnostic clinical features, and neuroimaging in CJD

Rubenstein, R
Department of Virology NY State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Diseases, Forest Hill Rd
Staten Island,
New York 10314
USA
718 494 0600
Was in charg e of the Staten Island labs

Ryan, Judy
Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food
Central Veterinary Laboratory
Weybridge
Surrey KT15 3NB
MAFF 019323 41111 or 0181 694 0693
One of the major researchers into epidemiology with Wilesmith

Rybakov, Serguei
All-Russian Institute for Animal Health
Vladimir
Russia
Setting up scrapie research and epidemiology

Ryder, Stephen
VLA Weybridge, Neuropathology
Woodham Lane
New Haw,
Addlestone KT1S 3NE, UK
Phone: 0044-1932-357487
Fax: 0044-1-932-357805
Email: s.ryder@vld.maff.gov.uk
(possibly this should be vla not vld)
Has looked hard into the distribution of PrP in the natural scrapie and experimental BSE.

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