Barbara Staemmler study nurse), Elena Löwin (study nurse, Dr. Nathalie Schell (physician), Dr. Tatiana Usnich (physician)
2002-2004 Clinical research experience in the Neurogenetics group of Prof. Klein at the University of Lübeck 2004-2006 Neuroepidemiology Fellowship (Postdoctoral position) at the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale, California, USA June 2010 Start of the first independent research project funded by the German Research Foundation (KA 3179/2-1) 2014-2019 Interdisciplinary research project with clinical trial on mitochondrial impairment in Parkinson disease funded by the German Ministry and Education and Science (BMBF) 2014-2018 Collaborative research unit SFB134 “hedonic eating behaviour: homeostasis and reward” PI in cohort project 2016-2019 Research group “ProtectMove”, PI in cohort project (DFG FOR 2488) Since 2019 LRRK2recruitmentandcharacterizationprojecttogether with the biotechnology company Centogene in Rostock Since 2020 Second phase of “ProtectMove” (DFG FOR 2488)
2002 Medical Degree Ruhr Universität Bochum, 2011 board certification, 2012 Habilitation
Epidemiology of psychiatric symptoms and disorders in movement disorders and work focusing on harmonization of clinical data, building and characterization of cohorts including follow-up.
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Lawton M, Kasten M, et al. Validation of conversion between mini-mental state examination and montreal cognitive assessment. Mov Disord. 2016 Apr;31(4)
Kasten M, et al. MDSGene review of genotype-phenotype relations for the Parkinson’s disease genes Parkin, PINK1, DJ1. Mov Disord. 2018 May;33(5).
Vollstedt EJ, Kasten M, Klein C. MJFF Global Genetic Parkinson’s Disease Study Group. Using global team science to identify genetic Parkinson’s disease worldwide. Ann Neurol. 2019 Jun 2