Marianne has been the leader of the neuromuscular group at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam in the Netherlands for more than 20 years. During this time her group has contributed to research on muscular dystrophies, myositis, motor neuron diseases and hereditary neuropathies. She and others have initiated and implemented the core curriculum on neuromuscular disorders for neurologists in The Netherlands.Education: Medical Faculty: University of Amsterdam.
Graduated in 1975. Training in Neurology (Academic Hospital of the University of Amsterdam) 1976-1980 PhD Thesis 1981: Becker muscular dystrophy: a neurological, cardiological and compu¬ted tomographic study.
Academic Position: Neurologist, Professor of Neuromuscular Diseases since 1993, Academic Medical Centre (AMC), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Publications: Over 170 publications in peer-reviewed international medical journals, mainly in the field of neuromuscular diseases (muscular dystrophies, post polio syndrome, hereditary neuropathies, myositis, motor neuron disease), and about 20 (contributions to) medical books.
Editorial experience: Editorial board of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neuromuscular Disorders.
Reviewer for manuscripts from various journals (Annals of Neurology, Archives of Neurology, Neurology, Muscle & Nerve, Neuromuscular Disorders, Clinical Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Journal of Neurology, Human Mutation, European Journal of Neurology, Lancet Neurology) and reviewer of grants for funding organisations (Italian Telethon, Association Française contre les Myopathies, British Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Medical Research Council, German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, E-Rare), Orphanet.