Steffen Syrbe is a paediatric neurologist and professor of paediatric epileptology at Heidelberg University Hospital. He has been working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders for over 15 years. During this time, he has developed a strong interest in the genetic causes of epilepsies and neurological diseases. He has described various neurological genetic diseases and identified new genetic causes. Currently, one focus of his scientific work is the translation of basic research into new therapies.
A better understanding of hereditary developmental disorders – what can be learned from the natural course of the disease, illustrated by the example of BPAN
In order to be able to develop new therapies from the findings of basic research, it is important to understand the natural course of developmental disorders. Only by knowing the natural course of the disease can one assess whether interventions are effective.
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