Lead Monogenic Disease and Sample Prioritization

Christine Klein, MD

University of Lubeck | Germany

Christine is a professor of neurology and neurogenetics. She studied medicine in Hamburg, Heidelberg, Luebeck, London, and Oxford and did internships in Stockholm, Rennes, Wollongong, and Vitebsk. In 1997, Christine moved to Boston for a fellowship in molecular neurogenetics with Dr. X.O. Breakefield and completed her neurology training at Luebeck University in 2004. In 2005, she was appointed Lichtenberg Professor at the Department of Neurology of Luebeck University, where her research focused on the clinical and molecular genetics of movement disorders and its functional consequences. In 2009, Christine was appointed Schilling Professor of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics at the University of Luebeck and became director of the newly founded Institute of Neurogenetics in 2013. She is deputy editor of Movement Disorders and associate editor of Annals of Neurology, served as chair of the Congress Scientific Program Committee of the 2016/2017 Annual Congresses of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, and is the current president of the German Neurological Society.