Andrew Sharott is an associate professor at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford. He conducts research on neuronal and hormonal brain disorders, deep brain stimulation, and treatments for Parkinson's disease.
In Berlin, together with Andrea Kühn from the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, he is working on deep brain stimulation (DBS). In this form of treatment for neurological diseases such as Parkinson's, electrodes are implanted in the brain together with a pulse generator that delivers continuous high-frequency stimulation. This can compensate for disease-related irregularities in the brain's electrical impulses.
The project aims to combine resources and expertise so that in the future the measurement of brain frequencies can be used for eliminating interferences in deep brain stimulation therapy. In Berlin, Sharott will also be integrated into the research contexts of the Einstein Center for Neuroscience and the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence.