Peter De Jonghe

Professor of Neurogenetics

Universite Catholique de Louvain

Peter De Jonghe

Our molecular genetic research is focused on the unraveling of the causes of inherited peripheral neuropathies. Over the years we collected a large biobank containing DNA samples and clinical files of more than 3000 unrelated individuals/families. We have access to a high-throughput core facility for DNA analyses and perform linkage analyses and gene identification studies. We keep a publicly available database of all reported mutations in inherited neuropathies.

We provide molecular genetic diagnosis for inherited peripheral neuropathies in our diagnostic unit.

In the neuromuscular clinic we have access to a large group of patients with diverse neuromuscular disorders. Our neuropathology laboratory has a large experience with examinations of muscle and peripheral nerve specimens including electronmicroscopy.