Prof. F.P.M. Cremers (Frans)

Principal Investigator - Donders Center of Medical Neurosciences
Professor - Faculty of Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Prof. F.P.M. Cremers (Frans)
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Visiting address

Geert Grooteplein zuid 10
6525 GA NIJMEGEN
Internal postal code: 855

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Internal address: 855 Geert Grooteplein-Zuid 26 28
6525 GA NIJMEGEN

Prof. Frans Cremers is head of the Blindness Genetics workgroup of the Department of Human Genetics and coordinator of the Foundation Fighting Blindness research program entitled‘Splice Modulation to Treat Inherited Retinal Diseases’. He and his team members discovered >30 genes implicated in inherited retinal dystrophy (IRDs) and vitreoretinopathies. In the last years Dr. Cremers is focusing on the identification and functional analysis of deep-intronic variants, with a special interest in Stargardt disease due to mutations in ABCA4. He successfully employed stem cell technology to identify retina-specific splicing defects. His future studies also aim to identify modifiers of IRDs. These studies are essential for accurate diagnoses and genetic counseling of IRDs, and lays the foundation for the successful application of new therapies.

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