Leonard van den Berg

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials L.H.
Main position Hoogleraar UMC Utrecht
Disciplines Neurology
Chair Experimentele Neurologie
Domain Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Membership Member
Since 2019
Member of Academy Medical Sciences Fund
Member of Jury of the Ammodo Science Award (Biomedical Sciences)
Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Employed by UMC Utrecht
Braincenter, Afdeling Neurologie
Postbus 85500
3508 GA Utrecht
tel.  088 755 7939
Personal website

The incurable disease ALS and other motor neuron disorders are central to the work of Leonard van den Berg. He and his research group conduct clinical trials and genetic and lifestyle research and use imaging techniques to investigate the precise causes of motor neuron degeneration and muscle paralysis. Van den Berg uses powerful bioinformatics to interpret large quantities of data. He has a further asset in cooperation. For example, he is founder and director of The Netherlands ALS Centre and heads several international research projects. His work raises the hope that we will eventually find a cure for ALS.