Prof. Dr. med.
Ulrike Schara-Schmidt is a paediatric neurologist at the university hospital in Essen, Germany. She has a long-standing clinical interest in muscle disorders and CMS.
Ulrike has focussed her clinical and research activities on neuromuscular disorders, especially in infants, children and adolescents. She has published work on childhood disorders including congenital myopathies, muscular dystrophies, mitochondrial disorders, congenital myasthenic syndromes and juvenile Myasthenia gravis. Her research relates to both clinical as well as translational aspects to improve standards of diagnosis and care and to develop new treatments.
She is currently heading the Dept. of Neuropediatrics and a major neuromuscular centre at the University of Essen, Germany, and has participated in most academic and industry sponsored national and international clinical trials for DMD, SMA and MTM/CNM. She works closely with patient organizations in Germany (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Muskelkranke, Deutsche Myasthenie Gesellschaft, action benni und Co, Zusammen stark! e. V.) and she collaborates with scientists in national and international networks.
Paediatric NeurologyUniversity of EssenHufelandstrasse 55, Essen, Germany, D-45122 Essen