Administration

Principal investigators

  • Christine Klein, MD, Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
  • Connie Marras, MD, PhD, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Katja Lohmann, PhD, Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, German

Coordinators:

  • Sonja Petkovic, PhD, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
  • Jana Huang, BHS, Toronto Western Hospital, Ontario, Canada
  • Ashar Rasheed, BHS, Toronto Western Hospital, Ontario, Canada

Documentalist:

  • Susen Schaake, BSc, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

Programmer:

  • Harutyun Madoev, MSc, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
  • N.N.
Website and scientific content

The MDSGene website and database have been developed by members of the Institute of Neurogenetics at the University of Lübeck, Germany. The content of MDSGene was collected in a collaborative effort by several international movement disorder research groups under supervision of the two coordinating centers at the University of Lübeck and at the University of Toronto. MDSGene gratefully acknowledges financial support from the  International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society and from the Possehl foundation and received intramural funds from the University of Lübeck.

Content creation and updates:

  • Almuammar, Shahad, MD, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia (PARK)
  • Balck, Alexander, MD, University of Lübeck, Germany (PFBC, PARK, CHOR)
  • Borsche, Max, MD, University of Lübeck, Germany (PxMD, DYT/PARK, PARK)
  • Camargos, Sarah, MD, PhD, Federal University of Minas Gerai, Brazil (DYT/PARK)
  • Cambi, Franca, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, USA (HSP)
  • Ce Kang, Kevin, BA, The University of Sydney Northern Clinical School, Australia (HSP)
  • Cooper, Christine, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, USA (DYT/PARK)
  • Domingo, Aloysius, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA (DYT/PARK)
  • Ebrahimi-Fakhari, Darius, MD, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital, USA (PxMD)
  • Farbman, Eric, MD, University of Nevada, USA (EA)
  • Grünewald, Anne, PhD, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg (PARK)
  • Hahn, Lisa, MD candidate, University of Lübeck, Germany (DYT/PARK)
  • Hamad, Moath, MD, University of Alberta Hospital, Canada (HSP)
  • Huang, Jana, BHS, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada (Coordinator)
  • Junker, Johanna, MD, University of Lübeck, Germany (DYT)
  • Kasten, Meike, MD, University of Lübeck, Germany (AT PD, PARK, Statistics)
  • Klein, Christine, MD, University of Lübeck, Germany (Principle Investigator)
  • König, Inke, PhD, University of Lübeck, Germany (PARK, Statistics)
  • Kumar, Kishore, PhD, University of Sydney, Australia (HSP)
  • Lange, Lara, MD candidate, University of Lübeck, Germany (DYT)
  • Lembeck, Christina, MD candidate, University of Lübeck, Germany (AT PD, PARK)
  • Lohmann, Katja, PhD, University of Lübeck, Germany (Principle Investigator)
  • Löns, Sebastian, MD, University of Lübeck, Germany (DYT)
  • Madoev, Harutyun, MSc, University of Lübeck, Germany (Software engineer)
  • Margolesky, Jason, MD, University of Miami, USA (PFBC)
  • Marras, Connie, MD, PhD, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada (Principle Investigator)
  • Massa, Robyn, MD, University of Pittsburgh, USA (HSP)
  • Massa, Jason, DO, University of Pittsburgh, USA (HSP)
  • Mehta, Shyamal, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic Hospital, USA (EA)
  • Nabieva, Karina, BHSc candidate, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada (EA, HSP)
  • Olschewski, Luisa, MD candidate, University of Lübeck, Germany (DYT)
  • Patel, Neepa, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, USA (DYT/PARK)
  • Pauly, Martje, MD candidate, University of Lübeck, Germany (DYT/PARK)
  • Petkovic, Sonja, PhD, University of Lübeck, Germany (Coordinator)
  • Poser, Jan, MD candidate, University of Lübeck, Germany (DYT/PARK)
  • Rasheed, Ashar, BHSc, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada (PFBC)
  • Reginold, Jennifer, MD, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada (PARK)
  • Rossi, Malco, MD, PhD, Fleni Foundation, Argentina (CMDCD)
  • Ruiz-Lopez, Marta, MD, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (DYT, DYT/PARK, CHOR)
  • Saffari, Afshin, MD, University Heidelberg, Germany (PxMD)
  • San Luciano, Marta, MSc, MD, University of California, USA (DYT/PARK)
  • Schaake, Susen, BSc, University of Lübeck, Germany (Documentalist, Genetics, Pathoscoring)
  • Shetty, Aakash, MD, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada (EA, HSP)
  • Stamelou, Maria, MD, PhD, Philipps University Marburg, Germany (AT PD)
  • Suchowersky, Oksana, MD, University of Alberta, Canada (HSP)
  • Trinh, Joanne, PhD, University of Lübeck, Germany (EA, PARK, Genetics, Pathoscoring)
  • Vollstedt, Eva-Juliane, MD, University of Lübeck, Germany (PARK, CHOR)
  • Vulinovic, Franca, PhD, University of Lübeck, Germany (PARK)
  • Waln, Olga, MD, Methodist Neurological Institute, USA (EA)
  • Weißbach, Anne, MD, University of Lübeck, Germany (DYT/PARK, PARK)
  • Westenberger, Ana, PhD, University of Lübeck, Germany (PFBC, CHOR, DYT/PARK, Genetics, Pathoscoring)

Former team members:

  • Andriy Mashychev, MSc
  • Corinna Hartmann, MD
  • Jennie Hampf, MD
  • Christina M. Lill, MD, MSc
  • Ingo Zorn, MSc
  • Lars Bertram, MD
  • Valerija Dobricic, PhD
Scientific advisory board

Kailash P. Bhatia, MD, DM, FRCP, Sobell Department for Movement Neuroscience, UCL, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom

Susan B. Bressman, MD, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Matthew J. Farrer, PhD, Centre for Applied Neurogenetics, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD, Movement Disorders Section, Neuroscience Department, Raul Carrea Institute for Neurological Research (FLENI), Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires; Argentine National Scientific and Technological Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Laurie J. Ozelius, PhD, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Eng‐King Tan, MD, Department of Neurology, Singapore General Hospital; National Neuroscience Institute and Duke‐NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore