Our Scientific Committee is composed of an international group of neuroscientists and neurologists with particular expertise in spinal muscular atrophy. It is coordinated by SMA Europe’s Research Manager.
Professor of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh, UK and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Anatomy
Neurologist, Associate Professor of Neurology and Principal Investigator of Neural Stem Cell Lab at the University of Milan in Italy
Liesbeth De WaeleLocal host
Paediatric Neurologist and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, UZ Leuven NMRC for Children, Belgium
Nicolas DeconinckLocal Host
Head of paediatric neurology department HUDERF
Head of the research unit of UZ Ghent NMRC
Senior Lecturer in Neuromuscular & Skeletal Disorders, School of Medicine, Keele University, UK
Head, Center of Translational and Experimental Myology, IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genova, and Contract Professor in Paediatrics at the School of Medicine, University of Genova, Italy
Scientific Director, CEO and Co-Founder of SMATHERIA, a non-profit biomedical research institute dedicated to spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and other neuromuscular diseases preclinical and translational research, Hannover, Germany.
Paediatric Neurologist and Director of the Center for Experimental Neurotherapeutics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Senior Researcher, SMA Center of Expertise, UMC Utrecht Brain Center, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ulrika Kreicbergs, Professor of Palliative Care for Children and Young People at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK
Head of INSERM/UEVE UMR 861 in I-STEM, institute dedicated to the use of human pluripotent stem cells to study and treat monogenic diseases, Paris, France
Group Leader, Carl-Ludwig Institute for Physiology, Leipzig University, Germany
Professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Ludo van der Pol
Neurologist and Professor of Neurology, head of the Netherlands SMA center at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) in The Netherlands.