Patrick Waters, UK

Patrick Waters received a BSc in biochemistry from University College Cork, Ireland and a PhD from the University of East London, UK. He has worked as a research scientist at the University of Oxford for 16 years developing diagnostic tests for antibodies associated with central nervous system diseases and animal models to demonstrate pathogenicity. He receives royalties for the discovery of antibody targets in CNS autoimmunity. He is currently co-director of the Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Diagnostic Laboratory and has a research team investigating the B-cell receptor usage in CNS autoimmunity.