Dr Nicol Voermans works at the neuromuscular centre of the Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her main research interest is inherited myopathies, in particular congenital myopathies, fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, and the neuromuscular features of inherited connective tissue disorders. Recently, she has focused on the wide spectrum of RYR1-related myopathies, including those presenting in adulthood. She has started a congenital myopathy biobank to facilitate future research, and has joined the international consortium for gene discovery and clinical research for congenital muscle diseases.
Voermans attended medical school at Radboud University. She combined her master’s degree in medicine with that in philosophy. She received her training and certification in neurology at the same university and subsequently followed a neuromyology fellowship in various neuromuscular centres in the Netherlands, Paris and London. She has been a staff physician at the Neurology Department since 2010, and finished her PhD study on neuromuscular features in Ehlers-Danlos and Marfan syndrome in 2011. She serves as medical advisory board member of the Dutch Ehlers-Danlos and Marfan patient organizations. She is also a board member of the Dutch Neuromuscular Centre. Over the years, she has built international multidisciplinary collaborations with many researchers, and in 2014 she worked in the Department of Biomedicine University Hospital Basel. In the same year, she was awarded as Young Myologist of the year by the World Muscle Society.
Om May7, 2016 Nicol Voermans hosted a workshop at the conference #TogetherEvenStronger in Germany. The topic was:
RYR1 in adults – an overview in phenotypes
This workshop will illustrate the wide spectrum of myopathies caused by mutations in RYR1, with a focus on adult patients. This includes central core disease and multiminicore disease, but also exercise induced rhabdomyolysis.
- Link to the conference book #TogetherEvenStronger (pdf, bilingual, English and German)
- Presentations slides (soon available)
- Video of Nicol Voermans’ presentation in English translation