Luciano Merlini

Associate Editor of Neuromuscular Disorders

University of Ferrara

Fondazione Telethon

Luciano Merlini

Luciano Merlini MD (Neurologist): formerly chief of the Neuromuscular Unit of the IOR, Bologna, now works as neuromuscular consultant in the Medical Genetic Unit of the University of Ferrara. Scientific Manager of the Myo-cluster (EU FP5 Contract N° QLG1-CT-1999-00870), a cluster of European myology research groups. PI of 2 SMA randomized clinical trials: Italian SMART with gabapentin, and EuroSMART with acetyl-L-carnitine. Planning a pilot trial in Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy with CsA. Executive board officer of the World Muscle Society (WMS) and the Italian Association of Myology (AIM). Associate Editor of Neuromuscular Disorders, the official journal of WMS. Chairman in several ENMC workshop. More than 130 publications on the topic of myology in the last 10 years. Particular interests in NMD: muscle strength evaluation, clinical trial design, rehabilitation.