Associate Professor at St Radboud University Neuromuscular Centre, The Netherlands
Nicol Voermans has been working in the field of neuromuscular disorders for over 15 years. Her current research focuses on clinical and genetic features of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, both in childhood and adulthood. She is involved in the FSHD natural history studies at the Radboudumc (FOCUS and iFOCUS), and has recently started to study the psychosocial consequences and possible treatments of facial weakness. She started the multidisciplinary FSHD clinic and was one of the authors of the national guideline on FSHD. Together with the department of Human Genetics (Leiden university medical centre) her department constitutes the Dutch FSHD expertise centre. A second research focus is on the adult presentations of congenital myopathies (RYR1-related myopathies, nemaline myopathy, centronuclear myopathy). The research is fully in line with her clinical work on various myopathies in the neuromuscular clinic at the Radboudumc in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In addition, she supports the scientific training of medical master and PhD students and residents in neurology.