Dr Zoi Alexopoulou is a doctor in neurology and a neuroscientist. She studied at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford for both for her medical degree and for her DPhil (PhD) in Clinical Neurosciences. She is a lecturer at St Anne’s and a Clinical Director in MSD. Her expertise lies in the pathophysiology and new drug development in neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. In MSD, she is responsible for translational drug development as well as for running global clinical trials in neurology, infectious diseases (eg. antiviral drugs) and other medical specialties. She is an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.