Scientific CommitteeOur Scientific Committee is composed of an international group of neuroscientists and neurologists with particular expertise in spinal muscular atrophy. It is administered by SMA Europe’s Coordinator.
|Chair: Brunhilde Wirth
Professor of Human Genetics and Director of the Institute of Human Genetics at the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne, Germany.
|Vice-Chair: Laurent Servais
Professor of Paediatric Neuromuscular Diseases, Oxford University and Professor of Child Neurology at Liège Université, Liège, Belgium
|Local Host: Eduardo Tizzano
Paediatrician & Medical Geneticist, Director of the Department of Clinical and Molecular Genetics and Unit of Rare Diseases, Hospital Universitari Valle Hebrón, Barcelona, Spain.
Head, Center of Translational and Experimental Myology, IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genova, and Contract Professor in Paediatrics at the School of Medicine, University of Genova, Italy
Neurologist, Associate Professor of Neurology and Principal Investigator of Neural Stem Cell Lab at the University of Milan in Italy.
Paediatric Neurologist and Division Chief of the Division of Neurology, Department of Paediatrics at Nemour’s Children’s Hospital in Florida, USA.
Professor of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Anatomy.
Senior Researcher, SMA Center of Expertise, UMC Utrecht Brain Center, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ulrika Kreicbergs holds a professorship in palliative care for children and youth at Ersta Sköndal University College and is also associated to the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.
Head of INSERM/UEVE UMR 861 in I-STEM, the first institute in France dedicated to the use of human pluripotent stem cells to study and treat monogenic diseases.
Group Leader, Carl-Ludwig Institute for Physiology, Leipzig University, Germany
Professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
|Ludo van der Pol
Neurologist and Professor of Neurology, head of the Netherlands SMA center at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) in The Netherlands.