KU Leuven – University of Leuven and VIB Leuven, Belgium

The Leuven ALS center combines the diagnosis and multidisciplinary care for ALS and ALS/FTLD patients with clinical and basic research activities. Clinical research activities include genetic, imaging, electrophysiological and biomarker studies, as well as phase I-III clinical trials (P. Van Damme, MD, PhD). Basic research activities include generation of small animal models, rodent models and stem cell models for ALS and FTLD, and use them to identify and validate molecular targets for the treatment of these diseases (W. Robberecht MD, PhD, P. Van Damme, MD, PhD, and L. Van Den Bosch, PhD).

 
KU Leuven – University of Leuven and VIB Leuven, Belgium
Foundation year

1997

Director

Neuromuscular Reference Center: P. Van Damme, MD, PhD – VIB Laboratory of Neurobiology: L. Van Den Bosch, PhD

Principal investigator

P. Van Damme MD, PhD; L. Van Den Bosch, PhD & W. Robberecht, MD, PhD

Contact information
Address

Laboratory of Neurobiology
Herestraat 49 box 602
3000, Leuven
Belgium

Contact

Lien Houbrechts

Phone

+32 16 330762

Fax

+32 16 344285

Email Lien.houbrechts@kuleuven.vib.be
Website Visit the website

Publications

Publications can be viewed via this link.

Search for publications of Philip van Damme, Wim Robberecht and Ludo van den Bosch 

 

Restricted information

Serving population
Serving population

3.000.000

Patient resources
Population based register

No

Clinic based register

Yes

Geographically matched controls

Yes

Number of skin samples

30

Number of spinal cord samples

20

Number of brain samples

20

Number of IPS cell samples

20

Banks

Type ALS Patients Controls Other
DNA Bank 800 500 0
Research activities
Clinical management research

Yes

Neuro epidemiology

Yes

Neuro physiology

Yes

Neuro imaging

Yes

Neuro psychology

No

Neuro pathology

No

Genomics

Yes

Transcriptomics

Yes

Metabolomics

No

Clinical Trials - Industry sponsored

Name Type Patients
Newron-Sweden sNN0029-003 Newron-Sweden sNN0029-003 9
AB Science-France     AB Science-France     15

Clinical Trials - Investigator initiated

There are no clinical trials for this centre