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Nicholas Gutowski

Honorary Associate Professor, University of Exeter Medical School & Consultant Neurologist, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

+44 (0) 1392 402492

Amory Department of Neurology

Nicholas Gutowski is primarily a clinical neurologist with a large clinical neurological workload. He has many interests including neurogenetics, neuromuscular disorders including Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuro-oncology and basic neurosciences

Qualifications

  • BSc in Physiology (Intercalated) - University of Birmingham (1982)
  • MB, ChB - University of Birmingham (1985)
  • MRCP (UK) - Royal College of Physicians (1989)
  • MD - University of Birmingham (1996)
  • CCST in Neurology - Specialist Training Authority (1998)
  • ILTM (now FHEA) - Institute of Learning and Teaching (2001)
  • FRCP - Royal College of Physicians (2002)
  • RCP Educator - Royal College of Physicians (2003)

Career

  • Consultant Neurologist, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter, since April 1998
  • Honorary Associate Professor, University of Exeter Medical School from 2013
  • Honorary Associate Professor, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, February 2012 to 2013
    (Previously Honorary Senior Lecturer, Peninsula Medical School)
  • Senior Registrar in Neurology, National Hospital, Queen Square and The Royal Hospitals, London, September 1996 to April 1998
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Neurochemistry, Institute of Neurology, London, September 1996 to April 1998
  • Registrar in Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, March 1996 to August 1996
  • Clinical Research Fellow, Cellular Neurobiology, Dept. of Biochemistry, University College, London, September 1992 to February 1996
  • Honorary Clinical Assistant, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, September 1992 to February 1996
  • Career Neurology Registrar, North Staffordshire Hospital Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, August 1990 to August 1992
  • Registrar, General Medical Rotation, North Staffordshire Hospital Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, April 1988 to July 1990
  • SHO, General Medical Rotation, North Staffordshire Hospital Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, August 1986 to March 1988

External Responsibilities

Awards

  • Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellowship No. 035404 (1992)
  • Charles Symonds Prize - Association of British Neurologists (1994)
  • ENS Prize - European Neurological Society (1996)
  • Original research - MS Society Prize (2007)

Committee/panel activities

  • Exeter Neuroscience Consortium (ENC), Initiator and organizer; meetings from 2000, participants from local health services and local universities, web page
  • Joint Organizer of the annual national West of England Seminars in Advanced Neurology course in Exeter since 2004
  • Organizer and Co-chair of 110th European Neuromuscular Centre (ENMC) International Workshop, 2002 on The Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders (CCDDs)
  • Deeply involved in provision of CCDD genetic diagnostic services and clinical advice nationally from Exeter since 2008
  • British Neuroscience Association - Exeter representative, 2009 to March 2013
  • Association of British Neurologists
    • Member of the Neuro-oncology section / National panel, since 2000
    • Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders are on the British Neurological Surveillance Unit directory
  • European Neurology (European Neurological Society (ENS) and European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) becoming the European Academy of Neurology (EAN))
    • Member since 2007 of two ENS sub-committees, Clinical Neurogenetics and Basic Neuroscience
    • Organizer and trainer in Exeter for EFNS Travelling Fellowship awardees annually since 2006
    • Organizer and trainer in Exeter for European Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees (EAYNT), ERASMUS fellowship awardees from 2012

Selected invited lectures

  • From glial precursors to glial tumours. First Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, Marseille, 13th September 1995
  • The molecular genetics of Duane's syndrome. British Isles Strabismus Association, Exeter, 24th November 2000
  • Neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders. Neuroinflammatory Seminars, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, 22nd April 2004
  • The genetics of Duane's (and some similar syndromes). London Children's Eye Research Group, Institute of Ophthalmology, Bath Street, London, 18th January 2005
  • Duanes and other CCDDs. Postgraduate Neurosciences Meeting, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, 11th October 2005
  • Duane's syndrome and its genetics. The Royal Society of Medicine, London, 14th December 2006
  • The etiology of Moebius syndrome. First Global Moebius Syndrome Foundation Scientific Conference, Betheseda, MD, USA, 24th & 25th April 2007
  • Brain metastases: insights from lung tumour, astrocyte and endothelial cell interactions. 7th Peninsula cancer network research and development symposium, Exeter, 29th June 2007
  • Genetic eye movement disorders. National neurogenetics club meeting, Exeter, 9th February 2009
  • Duane syndrome and other congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders. Postgraduate Neurosciences Meeting, Newcastle, 25th February 2010
  • Role of cerebral endothelium in demyelinating nervous disorders. European Neurological Society, Barcelona, 10th June 2013

Learned Societies Membership

  • Association of British Neurologists
  • British Myology Society
  • British Neuro-oncology Group
  • British Neuropathological Society
  • British Neuroscience Association
  • British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
  • European Neurological Society
  • Federation of European Neuroscience Societies
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Irish Neurological Society (Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience)
  • The Queen Square Alumnus Association
  • The Royal Society of Medicine

Research

Research interests

Nicholas Gutowski has many research interests including cell and molecular biology, Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuro-oncology and clinical and translational research

Research projects

Grants/Funding

Grants have been received from The Wellcome Trust x 3, The Carrie Rudolph Trust, Institute of Neurology, Northcott Devon Medical Foundation x 5, The Royal Society, The Norman Family Trust, FORCE x 3, NHS R&D x 4, ESRC/MRC, Peninsula Medical School and in 2004 by Biogenidec plc

Awards

Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellowship No. 035404 (1992)

Charles Symonds Prize, Association of British Neurologists (1994)

ENS Prize, European Neurological Society (1996)

Original research, MS Society Prize (2007)


Committee/panel activities

Exeter Neuroscience Consortium (ENC), Initiator and organizer; meetings from 2000, participants from local health services and local universities, web page

Joint Organizer of the annual national West of England Seminars in Advanced Neurology course in Exeter since 2004

Organizer and Co-chair of 110th European Neuromuscular Centre (ENMC) International Workshop, 2002 on The Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders (CCDDs)

Deeply involved in provision of CCDD genetic diagnostic services and clinical advice nationally from Exeter since 2008

British Neuroscience Association - Exeter representative, 2009 to March 2013

Association of British Neurologists
- Member of the Neuro-oncology section / National panel, since 2000
- Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders are on the British Neurological Surveillance Unit directory

European Neurology (European Neurological Society (ENS) and European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) becoming the European Academy of Neurology (EAN))
- Member since 2007 of two ENS sub-committees, Clinical Neurogenetics and Basic Neuroscience
- Organizer and trainer in Exeter for EFNS Travelling Fellowship awardees annually since 2006
- Organizer and trainer in Exeter for European Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees (EAYNT), ERASMUS fellowship awardees from 2012


Invited lectures

From glial precursors to glial tumours. First Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, Marseille, 13th September 1995

The molecular genetics of Duane’s syndrome. British Isles Strabismus Association, Exeter, 24th November 2000

Neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders. Neuroinflammatory Seminars, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, 22nd April 2004

The genetics of Duane’s (and some similar syndromes). London Children’s Eye Research Group, Institute of Ophthalmology, Bath Street, London, 18th January 2005

Duanes and other CCDDs. Postgraduate Neurosciences Meeting, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, 11th October 2005

Duane’s syndrome and its genetics. The Royal Society of Medicine, London, 14th December 2006

The etiology of Moebius syndrome. First Global Moebius Syndrome Foundation Scientific Conference, Betheseda, MD, USA, 24th & 25th April 2007

Brain metastases: insights from lung tumour, astrocyte and endothelial cell interactions. 7th Peninsula cancer network research and development symposium, Exeter, 29th June 2007

Genetic eye movement disorders. National neurogenetics club meeting, Exeter, 9th February 2009

Duane syndrome and other congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders. Postgraduate Neurosciences Meeting, Newcastle, 25th February 2010

Role of cerebral endothelium in demyelinating nervous disorders. European Neurological Society, Barcelona, 10th June 2013

Clinical teacher, plenary lecture provider, special study unit provider, arena session provider, ISCE examiner and prospective medical student interviewer

PhD supervisor and examiner

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