Karolinska Institute

Karolinska Institute

Karolinska Institute is a longstanding national centre for neuromuscular disorders, involving basic science and clinical research.

Thomas Sejersen is a representative for Scandinavian network for DMD and Swedish network for neuromuscular disorders in children, contributing with the most extensive state of the art document on management on DMD available in Europe. Extensive experience in multi-national collaborations on establishing evidence-based documents on management of neuromuscular disorders. The research has a particular focus on:

  • clinical trials on management of neuromuscular disorders;
  • search for genetic causes for neuromuscular disorders, and functional analyses of genetic aberrations detected.

Current clinical research of relevance involves common Scandinavian long-term assessment of DMD patients, planned international corticosteroid trial, and gait analysis assessment for optimising time of neuro-orthopaedic intervention.

Website www.cmm.ki.se


Thomas Sejersen Thomas Sejersen

Thomas Sejersen holds positions as Professor in Neuropediatrics at the Department of Women's and Children's Health of Karolinska Institute and consultant paediatrician at the Astrid Lindgrens Barnsjukhus (Stockholm, Sweden).

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Fengqing Xiang Fengqing Xiang


Fengqing Xiang is a senior researcher and a molecular geneticist, her research projects involve molecular genetic studies on several diseases: Rett syndrome, a Huntington disease-like neurodegenerative disorder and now more focus on some new autosomal dominant myopathies.

On this project she is involved in chips validation procedures.

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