Lochmuller, Professor Hanns

Professor Hanns LochmullerHon. Consultant in Clinical Genetics

  • Hon. Consultant in Clinical Genetics
  • Tel: 0191 241 8602
  • GMC Code: 6161885
  • Qualifications: Neurologist
  • Special Interests

    Professor Hanns Lochmüller is Chair of Experimental Myology, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University.

    A longstanding interest in the molecular genetics of the inherited myopathies and neuromuscular junction disorders, and in the further study of animal models of these disorders as a means to understand their pathophysiology as well as to develop means to monitor disease progression and therapeutic interventions. Ongoing work in these areas in cell and animal models of muscular dystrophy is concentrating on gene transfer, pharmacological interventions and cell therapy.

  • Biography

    Professor Hanns Lochmüller trained as a neurologist in Munich (Germany) and Montreal (Canada). He was appointed chair of experimental myology in the neuromuscular research group at the Institute of Genetic Medicine of Newcastle University in 2007. He was elected Chair of the TREAT-NMD Alliance Executive Committee in April 2012.  He is the coordinator for RD-Connect (305444), an integrated platform connecting databases, registries, biobanks and clinical bioinformatics for rare disease research.


    Professor Lochmüller is co-founder and former coordinator of the German muscular dystrophy network (MD-NET), and scientific coordinator of EuroBioBank, a European network of biobanks for rare disorders.  He leads the activity on “patient registries and biobanks” for TREAT-NMD, a European Union Network of Excellence for the development of translational research in rare neuromuscular diseases.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base

    Institute of Genetic Medicine, International Centre for Life, Central Parkway, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3BZ

  • Clinics Provided

    New patient and national referral clinic (NCG) - weekly
    Adult muscle clinic - approx. weekly
    Others: myotonic dystrophy, congenital myasthenias, arthrogryposis - variable frequency

  • Any other Information

    The neuromuscular team has interests from basic research to clinical trials and is highly multidisciplinary.

  • Dr Hanns Lochmuller 
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