Theme 3 | Rare diseases

Huntington’s disease in times of Corona

Mayke van Oosterloo

Dr Mayke Oosterloo works as a consulting neurologist who is specialized in Huntington’s disease (HD) and leads the HD Maastricht UMC+ HD expertise centre. In 2020 she completed her PhD “Controversies and pitfalls in diagnosing Huntington’s Disease”.  Beside her clinical work, she is involved in national and international HD research.

Furthermore, she is a board member of the Dutch Huntington’s Disease Research Network since 2016 and is an active member of the Juvenile Huntington’s disease working group as well as the Behavioural working group of the European Huntington Disease Network (EHDN).

The School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNs) strives to advance our understanding of brain-behaviour relationships by using an approach integrating various disciplines in neuro- and behavioural science, medicine, and the life sciences more widely. MHeNs performs high-impact mental health and neuroscience research and educates master's students and PhD researchers. MHeNs performs translational research, meaning practical collaboration between researchers in the lab and in the hospital. MHeNs is one of six graduate schools of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) aligned to the Maastricht University Medical Centre+ (MUMC+).