Cornelia Kornblum is Associate Professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology, University Hospital Bonn, Germany. She is responsible for a clinical and research unit for patients with orphan diseases and neuromuscular disorders. She received her MD from the University Medical School of Bonn in 1999 and specialised in Neurology in 2003.
From 2004 to 2005, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Epileptology and the Life & Brain Research Center in Bonn studying mitochondrial genetics.
Since 2006, she has been a senior neurologist and head of the neuromuscular group of the University Hospital Bonn. In 2008, she qualified as a university lecturer and received the Venia Legendi for clinical neurology for her thesis on mitochondrial disorders. She was appointed Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Bonn in 2014. Her clinical interests include neuromuscular disorders, particularly metabolic myopathies, mitochondrial disorders and myotonic dystrophies. Her research focuses on the clinical, genetic, myopathological and neuroimaging characterization of metabolic encephalomyopathies and further multisystemic neuromuscular disorders.
Professor Kornblum is a spokesperson for the Bonn Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy (ZSEB; neurological center for rare movement disorders, epilepsy and neuromuscular diseases), heads the Neuromuscular Center of North Rhine, Germany and is a member of several national and international scientific societies.