Genetics drives neurological disease processes

Christine Van Broeckhoven of the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology explained in a video message how her center uses genetics to gain better understanding of neurological disease processes. Such insight is important for the development of new medications and treatments.
In the coming years, she intends to follow up patients earlier in the disease process and over a longer period of time. This will give doctors and researchers a better understanding of how neurodegenerative diseases develop and which parts of the brain are affected. This approach is bearing fruit, said Van Broeckhoven: “We can already make better diagnoses thanks to the information about degenerative brain diseases that we have collected so far.”

Christine Van Broeckhoven, Science Director of the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology