On November 27, 2019 at 3 pm in the seminar room EG (MFC1) the guest lecture given by Valerie Allamand will take place.
You are happily invited!
Valerie Allamand, PhD
Lund University & Research Center of Myology Inserm Paris, France
“Collagen VI-deficiency and its consequences on the myomatrix”
November 27, 2019, 3 p.m., Seminar Room EC (MFC1)
Valerie Allamand is a group leader at UMR S974-Institut de Myologie, Paris (France). Currently, she is working at Lund University as a visiting research fellow. Valerie Allamand studies the physiopathology and therapeutic approaches for ColVI-related myopathies.
Collagen VI-related myopathy is a group of disorders that affect skeletal muscles and connective tissue. Most affected individuals have muscle weakness and joint deformities called contractures that restrict movement of the affected joints and worsen over time. Researchers have described several forms of collagen VI-related myopathy, which range in severity: Bethlem myopathy is the mildest, an intermediate form is moderate in severity, and Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy is the most severe. Currently, no cure is available.