Anna Jansen

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Malformations of cortical development (MCD) are an important cause of intellectual disability, cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy. The most prevalent MCDs include lissencephaly/subcortical band heterotopia, polymicrogyria, periventricular heterotopia and focal cortical dysplasia. For the large majority of patients with MCDs, the exact etiology of their disorder is still unknown, leaving a considerable number of families not having access to counseling or prenatal diagnosis in order to prevent recurrence.

The different projects aim at further identification of genes involved in the regulation of brain development and the study of the functional consequences of mutations in these genes using a patient-driven approach.


Orcid Anna Jansen

Research themes

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Malformations of cortical development