Rejko Krüger

Prof. Krüger is the elected president of the Genetic Epidemiology of Parkinson’s Disease Consortium (GEoPD). He is a professor for Neuroscience at the University of Luxembourg and the PEARL chair of the Clinical and Experimental Neuroscience research group at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg. Prof. Krüger studied medicine at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, and the Louis-Pasteur-University, Strasbourg, France. He obtained his clinical experience at the University Hospitals of the Ruhr-University Bochum and the Center for Neurology and Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research of the University of Tübingen with focus on movement disorders and specialized in Neurology in 2005. From 1996 to 2000 he gained his research experience as a research fellow in the Department of Molecular Human Genetics at the Ruhr-University Bochum and identified the second known mutation in the alpha-synuclein gene (Nat Genet 1998). Prof. Krüger was the recipient of the National Research Award of the German Parkinson’s Disease Association in 2001 and the Excellence Award for Research in Luxembourg of the Fonds National de le Recherche in 2014.