Medical studies in Freiburg, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK) and Bern (Switzerland). Board certificate in paediatrics and child. Main research interests are the treatment of neuromuscular diseases in the context of clinical trials and the differential diagnosis and pathophysiology of myopathies and muscular dystrophies. Active participation in research collaborations MD-Net (www.md-net.org) and TREAT-NMD (www.treat-nmd.eu). Project leader of the European Union funded project CARE-NMD (www.care-nmd.eu) to improve the care of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in Europe.