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Annemieke Aartsma-Rus

Annemieke Aartsma-Rus

Leiden University Medical Center
The Netherlands


Prof Annemieke Aartsma-Rus obtained her PhD aged 27 at Leiden University (the Netherlands) in 2005. She became group leader in 2007 and is currently a professor of Translational Genetics at Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands. She currently chairs the TREAT-NMD Alliance (an infrastructure network for clinical trial readiness for neuromuscular disorders) and a networking Action (funded by Cooperation of Science and Technology (COST). She has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals, has written multiple book chapters and has generated and maintains pages to explain Duchenne therapies in lay terms to the patient community. In 2009 she received the Duchenne award from the Dutch Duchenne Parent Project for her dedication to the field.

Research Interest

Duchenne muscular dystrophy