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The Application of Clinical Genetics

ISSN: 1178-704X

Prof. Dr. Martin Maurer

Prof. Dr. Maurer

Mariaberg Hospital for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Gammertingen, Germany

Professor Dr. med. Martin H. Maurer is Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He also holds a position as physician at the Mariaberg Hospital for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Gammertingen, Germany. He is board licensed as specialist for physiology at the Board of Physicians of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Education and Appointments: He earned his degree as M.D. at the University of Heidelberg in 1999 and held positions as a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, from 2000 to 2005, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 2003. Professor Maurer holds an appointment as faculty at the University of Heidelberg, Germany since 2005, first as assistant professor ("Priv.-Doz."), since 2007 as associate professor ("apl. Prof.").

Basic Research: Professor Maurer introduced the high-throughput technology of proteomics into neural stem cell research with the aim of identifying protein sets which define stem cell populations, and factors which are responsible for neural development of stem cells in the brain. Moreover, his research focused on the functions of hematopoetic growth factors like vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), erythropoietin (EPO) and granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) on neuronal precursor cells.

Clinical Research: With regard to his clinical research interests, his current focus is the application of neuropharmacological agents in neurodevelopmental disorders. He also worked on genetic testing for neurodegenerative disorders, such as fragile X syndrome, and spinocerebellar ataxias.

He is member of the honorary editorial board of The Application of Clinical Genetics since its inauguration in 2008, and was appointed Editor-in-Chief in 2012.

Editorial Board

Fahd Al-Mulla, Professor in Genomic medicine and molecular pathology, Department of Pathology, Kuwait University, Kuwait, and the Chief Scientific Office at the Dasman Diabtetes Institute, Kuwait.

Majid Abdullah Alfadhel, Professor, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia. 

Francis Ali-Osman, Professor of Neurosurgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Lucio Comai, Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine USC, CA, USA

Hong-Wen Deng, Ph. D. Professor, Chief, Section of Biomedical Informatics and Genomics. Director, Tulane Center of Biomedical Informatics and Genomics Deming Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. 

Jennifer J. Hu, Professor, Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL, USA

James R. Lupski, Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, TX, USA

Martin H. Maurer, Professor, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Dr. Narasimha Reddy Parine, Assistant Professor, Genome Research Chair, Department of Biochemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Kimberly J. Saudino, Psychology Department, Boston University and Director, Boston University Twin Project, MA, USA

Rudolph Tanzi, Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA.

Blanca Urzúa-Orellana, (PhD), Senior Lecturer, Academic at the Institute for Research in Dental Sciences, Biochemistry Area, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Chile.