…TIMESLOT: 9 nov. 2023 16:00 CET…THEME: Pathology of Peripheral Nerves
…PRESENTER: Prof. Dr. Joachim Weis (University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany)
…BIOSKETCH: Dr. Joachim Weis is a full Professor and Director of the Institute of Neuropathology at RWTH University Hospital, Aachen. He is head of the Reference Center for Neuromuscular Diseases of the German Society of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy (DGNN) and elected member of the Review Board “Neurosciences”, German Research Foundation (DFG). He is also Deputy member of the Board of Supervisors, RWTH University Hospital.
His research is focused on pathomechanisms of neuromuscular and neurodegenerative diseases including protective and regenerative processes with a special focus on the role of endoplasmic reticulum pathology and disturbed proteostasis and autophagy.
The methods employed include clinicopathological investigations of biopsy and autopsy tissues of human patients which are combined with basic research approaches using cell culture and mouse models, providing a unifying translational view. Genotype-phenotype correlations in hereditary neuromuscular disorders are performed in cooperation with clinical and genetic partners.
Web site including publications: https://www.ukaachen.de/en/clinics-institutes/title-en-64/dear-visitor/