Universite Catholique de Louvain

Universite Catholique de Louvain

The UCL partnership comprises the 6 Belgian Neuromuscular Reference Centres, located at the University Hospitals of Louvain, Liège, Leuven, Gent, Brussel, and Antwerpen. One of the goals of extending the UCL partnership to these 6 national Belgian Neuromuscular Reference Centres is to facilitate patient registration in national and supranational registries (TNMD) (WP04).


Involved in WP 07.2, 07.3 and 07.4
Two objectives are defined: (1) defining the standards required to validate existing and new models animal models of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy [WP7.2], and (2) drawing expert consensus on best practice for performing in vivo and in vitro evaluation on these models. Collected information will be put on the Treat-NMD website as “standard operated procedures (SOPs)” [WP7.4].


Website www.uclouvain.be

 

Gunnar Buyse Gunnar Buyse

Gunnar Buyse (MD, PhD) is Professor of Pediatrics and Child Neurology at the University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), and is deputy clinical chair of Child Neurology at the University Hospitals Leuven. Gunnar Buyse is a Committee Member of the TREAT-NMD Advisory Committee for Therapeutics (TACT).

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Peter Van den Bergh Peter Van den Bergh

Peter Van den Bergh is a neurologist, who is director of the Neuromuscular Reference Centre , of the EMG laboratory, and of the neuromuscular pathology laboratory, located at the Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc in Brussels.

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Rudy Van Coster Rudy Van Coster

Professor Van Coster is division head of the Department of Pediatric Neurology and Metabolism, director of the Neuromuscular Reference Centre and for almost twenty years he has been head of the Mitochondrial Investigations Laboratory.

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Jean-Louis Thonnard Jean-Louis Thonnard

Professor Jean-Louis Thonnard is leading the physical medicine and rehabilitation research unit. This unit is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary group of 15 postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers.

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Philippe Soudon Philippe Soudon

A Paediatrician who has specialized in the functional rehabilitation, Doctor Soudon has worked for more than 35 years in the field of clinical and social integration of neuromuscular people.

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Eric Schmedding Eric Schmedding

Doctor Eric Schmedding is head of the department of clinical neurophysiology.

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Wim Robberecht Wim Robberecht

The laboratory focuses on the mechanism of motor neuron degeneration as seen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and distal hereditary motor neuropathies, aiming to contribte to the development of a therapy for these diseases.

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Jean-Marc Raymackers Jean-Marc Raymackers

Jean-Marc Raymackers is a neurologist. During his PhD in JM Gillis’s lab, he worked on pathophysiology and therapy on several animal models of muscular dystrophies. He used multifunctional evaluation, including in vivo testing, muscle mechanics, (immuno-) histology, and biological analyses, etc…

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Jean-Paul Misson Jean-Paul Misson

Professor Jean-Paul Misson is director of the pediatric section of the Neuromuscular Reference Centre of the University, located at the Citadelle Hospital.

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My Linh Cao

My Linh Cao is skilled in muscle mechanics, handling single muscle fibres, standard biochemistry experience (electrophoresis, Western blots etc) and histological techniques (immunohistochemistry).

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Philippe Gailly Philippe Gailly

For ten years, the laboratory of cell physiology has focused on quantitative analysis of functional disorders resulting from the lack of dystrophin in murine models of DMD, using a battery of functional tests to evaluate the benefits of various therapeutic attempts, mostly gene therapy, through gene transfer with viral vectors and transgenesis.

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Linda De Meirleir Linda De Meirleir

Professor Linda De Meirleir is head of the department of pediatric neurology and is particularly interested in metabolic and neuromuscular diseases.

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Peter De Jonghe 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.

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Philip Van Damme Philip Van Damme

Philip Van Damme is a neurologist running the reference centre for neuromuscular disorders at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He has an interest in electrodiagnostic tests for neuromuscular disorders, the genetics of neuromuscular disorders, clinical trials for neuromuscular disorders and the use of iPS technology to study the pathophysiology of motor neuron degeneration and related disorders.

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