17-21 Sep 2019


Athens - Greece




1000-1200 participants

Prof. Francesco Muntoni

Francesco Muntoni is a Professor of Paediatric Neurologist, trained in Italy but working in UK since 1993. He is the Director of the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/research/developmental-neurosciences/molecular-neurosciences/dubowitz-neuromuscular-centre). In the Institute he has led the Developmental Neuroscience Programme (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/research/developmental-neurosciences ) between 2008 and 2017 and he currently is Theme Lead in the Novel Therapies of the Biomedical Research Centre in the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Francesco Muntoni has an interest in pathogenesis, deep phenotyping, novel gene identification and translational research aspects especially in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy. He is involved in several natural history studies and clinical trials. He was the Chief investigator of the first 2 trials in which the morpholino antisense oligonucleotide eteplirsen for DMD was originally developed in the UK and he coordinates an consortium originally funded by the European Commission to develop a new morpholino antisense to target a different subgroup of DMD boys (www.skip-nmd.eu). He is the UK chief investigator for clinical trials on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotubular myopathy and spinal muscular atrophy

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