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Curriculum vitae Prof. Dr. Juliane Winkelmann

  • Date of Birth: August 12th, 1967

    Training

    • 1988-1990 Medical studies, SemmelweisUniversity, Budapest, Hungary
    • 1990-1995 Medical studies, Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversity, Munich
    • 1997 M.D. (magna cum laude)
    • 1996 – 2001 Intern, Resident, and Research Scientist Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry: Dept. of Neurology, Dept. of Psychiatry, Dept. Psychopharmacology of Sleep
    • 2002 Resident, Dept. of Neurology, LMU, Munich
    • since 2003 Institute of Human Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München
    • 2004 –2008 Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich Head of “Neurological Genetics” Group
    • 2006 – 2008 Assistant Medical Director, Neurology Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich
    • 2008 - 2012 Assistant Medical Director (Oberärztin)
      Department of Neurology and Institute of Human Genetics
      Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München (TUM)
      Helmholtz Zentrum München
      Head of Research Group “Neurogenetics”
  • Academic positions & appointments

    • 2005 Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurogenetics (Privatdozent)
      Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany
    • 2009 Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurogenetics (Privatdozent)
      Technische Universität München, Germany
    • 2010 Assistant (Adjunct) Professor of Neurology and Neurogenetics (apl. Professor), Technische Universität München, Germany
    • 2013 Full Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Tenure, Stanford University, CA. USA
    • 2015 Full Professor of Neurogenetics, Technische Universität, Munich, Germany
    • 2015 Full Professor of Neurogenetics, Technische Universität, Munich, Germany
  • Research coordination

    • Since 2005 Speaker and Coordinator of EU-RLS-GENE, European RLS Study Group
    • Since 2007 Speaker and Coordinator of the Word-Wide-Genome-Wide-Association-Study of RLS
    • since 2012 Scientific Board and Research Coordinator, Munich Cluster of Systems Neurology
  • Awards & honors

    • 1989-1999 Stipend of the Max-Planck Society, (doctoral and postdoctoral fellowship)
    • 2001 “Nachwuchsförderpreis”, Young Scientist Award German Sleep Society (DGSM)
    • 2001 “Habilitationsförderpreis”, Bavarian Ministry for Culture, Science, Art
    • 2009 “Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award” American Sleep Research Society (SRS
    • 2013 “Collaborative Research Award” International RLS Study Group
    • 2014 “Dingebauer award”, German Neurological Society(DGN)
    • 2016 “Sleep Science Award 2016”, Americain Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • 10 key papers

    • Zech M, Boesch S, Maier EM, Borggraefe I, Vill K, Laccone F, Pilshofer V, Ceballos-Baumann, Alhaddad AB, Berutti R, Poewe W, Haack TB, Haslinger B, Strom TM, Winkelmann J. Haploinsufficiency of KMT2B, Encoding the Lysine-Specific Histone Methyltransferase 2B, Results in Early-Onset Generalized Dystonia. Am J Hum Genet 99:1377-87 (2016)

    • Zech M, Lam DD, Francescatto L, Schormair B, Salminen AV, Jochim A, Wieland T, Lichtner P, Peters A, Gieger C, Lochmüller H, Strom TM, Haslinger B, Katsanis N, Winkelmann J. Recessive mutations in the α3 (VI) collagen gene COL6A3 cause early-onset isolated dystonia. Am J Hum Genet 96:883-93 (2015)

    • Schulte EC, Kousi M, Tan PL, Tilch E, Knauf F, Lichtner P, Trenkwalder C, Högl B, Frauscher B, Berger K, Fietze I, Hornyak M, Oertel WH, Bachmann CG, Zimprich A, Peters A, Gieger C, Meitinger T, Müller-Myhsok B, Katsanis N, Winkelmann J. Targeted Resequencing and Systematic In Vivo Functional Testing Identifies Rare Variants in MEIS1 as Significant Contributors to Restless Legs Syndrome. Am J Hum Genet 95:85-95 (2014)

    • Spieler D, Kaffe M, Knauf F, Bessa J, Tena JJ, Giesert F, Schormair B, Tilch E, Lee H, Horsch M, Czamara D, Karbalai N, von Toerne C, Waldenberger M, Gieger C, Lichtner P, Claussnitzer M, Naumann R, Müller-Myhsok B, Torres M, Garrett L, Rozman J, Klingenspor M, Gailus-Durner V, Fuchs H, Hrabe de Angelis M, Beckers J, Hölter SM, Meitinger T, Hauck SM, Laumen H, Wurst W, Casares F, Gómez-Skarmeta JL, Winkelmann J. Restless Legs Syndrome-associated intronic common variant in Meis1 alters enhancer function in the Developing telencephalon. Genome Research 24:592-603 (2014)

    • Winkelmann J, Lin L, Schormair B, Kornum BR, Faraco J, Plazzi G, Melberg A, Cornelio F, Urban AE, Pizza F, Poli F, Grubert F, Wieland T, Graf E, Hallmayer J, Strom TM, Mignot E. Mutations in DNMT1 cause autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia, deafness and narcolepsy. Hum Mol Genet 21:2205-10 (2012)

    • Oexle K, Ried JS, Hicks AA, Tanaka T, Hayward C, Bruegel M, Gögele M, Lichtner P, Müller-Myhsok B, Döring A, Illig T, Schwienbacher C, Minelli C, Pichler I, Fiedler GM, Thiery J, Rudan I, Wright AF, Campbell H, Ferrucci L, Bandinelli S, Pramstaller PP, Wichmann H-E, Gieger C, Winkelmann J* Meitinger T*. Novel association to the proprotein convertase PCSK7 alongside HFE and TMPRSS6 gene loci revealed by analysing soluble Transferrin Receptor (sTfR) levels. Hum Mol Genet 20:1042-7 (2011)

    • Winkelmann J, et al. Genome-wide association study identifies novel Restless Legs Syndrome susceptibility loci on 2p14 and 16q12.1. PLoS Genet 7:e1002171 (2011)

    • Hallmayer J*, Faraco J*, Lin L, Hesselson S, Winkelmann J, Kawashima M, Mayer G, Plazzi G, Nevsimalova S, Bourgin P, Hong S, Honda Y, Honda M, Högl B, Longstreth WT, Montplaisir J, Kemlink D, Einen M, Chen J, Musone SL, Akana M, Miyagawa T, Duan J, Desautels A, Erhardt C, Hesla PE, Poli F, Frauscher B, Jeong J-H, Lee S-P, Ton TGN, Kvale M, Kolesar L, Dobrovolna M, Nepom GT, Salomon D, Wichmann H-E, Rouleau G, Gieger C, Levinson DF, Gejman PV, Meitinger T, Young T, Peppard P, Tokunaga K, Kwock P-Y, Risch N & Mignot E. Narcolepsy is strongly associated with the TCR alpha locus. Nat Genet 41:708-11 (2009)

    • Schormair B*, Kemlink D*, Roeske D, Eckstein G, Xiong L, Lichtner P, Trenkwalder C, Zimprich A, Högl , Poewe W, Stiasny-Kolster K, Oertel W, Bachmann CG, Paulus W, Peglau I, Vodicka P, Vávrová J, Sonka K, Montplaisir J, Turecki G, Rouleau G, Gieger C, Thomas Illig, H-Erich Wichmann H-E, Holsboer F, Müller-Myhsok B, Meitinger T, Winkelmann J. Protein-tyrosine Phosphatase Receptor Type Delta (PTPRD) is associated with Restless Legs Syndrome. Nat Genet 40:946-8 (2008)

    • Winkelmann J, Schormair B, Lichtner P, Ripke S, Xiong L, Jalilzadeh S, Fulda S, Putz B, Eckstein G, Hauk S, Trenkwalder C, Zimprich A, Stiasny-Kolster K, Oertel W, Bachmann CG, Paulus W, Peglau I, Eisensehr I, Montplaisir J, Turecki G, Rouleau G, Gieger C, Illig T, Wichmann HE, Holsboer F, Muller Myhsok B & Meitinger T. Genome-wide association study of restless legs syndrome identifies common variants in three genomic regions. Nat Genet 39:1000-6 (2007)

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