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Rejko Krüger

Rejko Krüger, German neurologist, educator. Achievements include discovery of second known mutation worldwide in Parkinson's disease gene alpha-synuclein; discovery of novel gene for Parkinson's disease; patents for mutations in the Omi/HtrA2 gene in Parkinson's disease; research in genetic risk factors for Parkinson's disease. Member of German Society Neurology, Movement Disorders Society, Society Neurosci.

Background

  • Krüger, Rejko was born on December 7, 1969 in Recklinghausen, Germany.

  • Career

    • Residency and postdoctoral research fellow Neurology and Molecular Human Genetics, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany, 1996—2001, Center Neurology and Hertie-Institute Clinical Brain Research, Tübingen, Germany, 2001—2004, associate professor Germany, since 2005. Director Laboratory Functional Neurogenomics Center Neurology & Hertie-Institute Clinical Brain Research, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of second known mutation worldwide in Parkinson's disease gene alpha-synuclein. Discovery of novel gene for Parkinson's disease. Patents for mutations in the Omi/HtrA2 gene in Parkinson's disease.

      Research in genetic risk factors for Parkinson's disease.

    Works

    • Contributor chapters to books (Research award, German Parkinson's disease Association, 2001).

    Membership

    Member of German Society Neurology, Movement Disorders Society, Society Neurosci.

    Connections

    • Married Maren Runte, July 8, 2004. Children: Yannis, Fenya.
    • spouse: Maren Runte
    • children: Yannis Krüger
    • Fenya Krüger
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    Born December 7, 1969
    (age 47)
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    • 1996 - 2001
      Residency and postdoctoral research fellow, Neurology and Molecular Human Genetics
      Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 2001 - 2004
      Residency and postdoctoral research fellow, Neurology and Molecular Human Genetics
      Tübingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
    • 2005
      director, Laboratory Functional Neurogenomics Center Neurology & Hertie-Institute Clinical Brain Research