Silvère van der Maarel
Professor of Medical Epigenetics at the Department of Human Genetics
Prof. Dr. Silvère van der Maarel is Professor of Medical Epigenetics and head of the Department of Human Genetics of the Leiden University Medical Center. His research focus is on the (epigenetic) disease mechanisms underlying facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Other research themes include oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) and the limb girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD). By means of intracellularly expressed antibody domains he aims to uncover disease mechanisms in muscular dystrophy.