Neuromuscular Center Schleswig-Holstein

The Neuromuscular Center Schleswig-Holstein is a network of centers lead by the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein in Lübeck and Kiel and the Precision Neurology of neuromuscular diseases at the University of Luebeck.

We offer comprehensive care for patients with neuromuscular diseases, muscle diseases and motor neuron diseases. The entire range of neurological, neurophysiological, neuropathological and human genetic examination techniques are available for outpatient, day clinic and inpatient diagnostics. The department for Neurology has its own intensive care unit for crisis intervention and the application of nutritional support, and in cooperation with the departments for pulmonology for adaptation and testing of home respiration, the departments of cardiology, rheumatology, childrens hospital, genetics and neurogenetics.

We provide advice to patients and their relatives, as well as to physicians in private practice, on questions of diagnostics and therapy, the provision of aids and remedies, nutrition and nutritional aids, physiotherapeutic, ergotherapeutic and logopedic care, home respiration, and, if required, on questions of palliative medical care and treatment in the advanced stages of severe illnesses. We are running the north-western ALS registry ALSMOND and offer a range of observational and basic research trials. Our center conducts clinical trials from phase I-IV and cooperated on a national and international level with researcher world wide.

Neuromuscular Center Schleswig-Holstein
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Prof. Dr Julian Grosskreutz

Principal investigator

Prof. Dr Julian Grosskreutz

Contact information

Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH)
Campus Lübeck, Klinik für Neurologie
Präzisionsneurologie neuromuskulärer Erkrankungen
Haus D1, Ratzeburger Allee 160
23538 Lübeck, Germany


Prof. Dr Julian Grosskreutz


+49 451-500-43450

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  1. Gaur N, Steinbach R, Plaas M, Witte OW, Brill MS, Grosskreutz J. Chitinase dysregulation predicts disease aggressiveness in ALS: Insights from the D50 progression model. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2023 Jul;94(7):585-588. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2022-330318. Epub 2023 Apr 19. PMID: 37076292.
  2. Ebersbach T, Roediger A, Steinbach R, Appelfeller M, Tuemmler A, Stubendorff B, Axer H, Witte OW, Grosskreutz J. Motor unit number index (MUNIX) loss of 50% occurs in half the time of 50% functional loss according to the D50 disease progression model of ALS. Sci Rep. 2023 Mar 9;13(1):3981. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-30871-x. PMID: 36894607; PMCID: PMC9998642.
  3. Maier A, .., Großkreutz J, … Ludolph A, Meyer T; MND-NET consensus group. ALSFRS-R-SE: an adapted, annotated, and self-explanatory version of the revised amyotrophic lateral sclerosis functional rating scale. Neurol Res Pract. 2022 Dec 15;4(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s42466-022-00224-6.
  4. Prell T, .. , Grosskreutz J, Teschner U. Data on medication adherence in adults with neurological disorders: The NeuroGerAd study. Sci Data. 2022 Nov 30;9(1):734. doi: 10.1038/s41597-022-01847-9.
  5. Metzner K, Darawsha O, .. , Grosskreutz J, Brill MS. Age-dependent increase of cytoskeletal components in sensory axons in human skin. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2022 Nov 1;10:965382. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2022.965382.

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Serving population
Serving population

6 mio

Patient resources
Population based register


Clinic based register


Geographically matched controls


Number of skin samples



Type ALS Patients Controls Other
DNA bank 400 50 10
Serum bank 600 100 10
RNA bank 110 30 10
Research activities
Clinical management research


Neuro epidemiology


Neuro physiology


Neuro imaging


Neuro psychology


Neuro pathology








Clinical Trials - Industry sponsored

Name Type Patients
Courage Phase 3 21
Momenta (Janssen) Phase 3 0
HIMALAYA (Sanofi-Aventis) Phase 2 20
PTC-Cardinals (PTC Therapeutics) Phase 2 0
0ANQUR (QurAlis Cooperation) Phase Ib -28

Clinical Trials - Investigator initiated

Name Type Patients
ID-ALS (Charité-Studie, cooperation with Ambulanzpartner) Registry study 74
NF-L (Charité-Studie, cooperation with Ambulanzpartner) Registry study 76
ALSMOND (Neuromuskulaeres Zentrum Schleswig-Holstein) Registry study 90
Tofersen (Biogen) Compassionate use 2