Professor Adrian Bird needs no introduction to anyone who follows Rett Syndrome research. His list of accomplishments includes discovering the MeCP2 protein, developing multiple animal models for the disease and authoring the seminal 2007 Science paper which introduced the startling concept that Rett Syndrome and other MECP2-related disorders are curable.

He was the Guest of Honor at the Reverse Rett London event hosted by RSRT UK which took place on December 1, 2011. Below is a video of his remarks on the vitality of Rett research, the importance of maintaining global efforts in the field, and the possibilities that lie ahead.