Prof. Jens Schmidt is consultant for Neurology at the Department of Neurology. He is head of the Muscle Immunobiology Group and Speaker of the Neuromuscular Center at the University Medical Center Goettingen. His research interest encompasses a wide range of experimental Neuroimmunology as well as clinical and translational Neurology. Prof. Schmidt has co-authored numerous high ranking research articles in these fields. He was trained in Wuerzburg, Southampton, Guildford, and London and worked at the National Institutes of Health during a three year fellowship. Prof. Schmidt is an ad-hoc reviewer for all major Neurological Journals and Editorial board member of various international publications. He is associated with major national and international professional societies in the field of Neuroimmunology and Neuromuscular disorders. Prof. Schmidt serves on international advisory boards and steering committees in the field of myositis. He has won several national and international prizes for his research in Neuroimmunology and Neuromuscular Disorders and he regularly participates in international clinical trials on various Neuromuscular disorders.