Dr. Miratul Muqit was born and schooled in Glasgow and obtained his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh. He subsequently received his PhD from University College London under the supervision of Nick Wood and David Latchman. He undertook his neurology training at various London teaching hospitals including Queen Square. In 2004, together with Patrick Sleiman, he identified and characterized the first mutations in the PINK1 gene in families with inherited Parkinson’s disease. In 2008 he joined the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit in Dundee as a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow to initiate a program of research into the biochemistry of the PINK1 kinase under the mentorship of Dario Alessi. Away from the bench he manages patients with Parkinson’s disease in the clinic.