Sinem Tunc
Sinem Tunc, MD
Clinican scientist
Phone number:+49 451 3101 8219

Personal Information

Name: Dr. med. Sinem Tunç

Current Position: Co-ordinator at the Lübeck Center for Rare Diseases, research fellow at the Institute of Neurogenetics and resident at the Department of Neurology; University of Lübeck

Address: Paediatric and Adult Movement Disorders and Neuropsychiatry Group, Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Lübeck, Anschrift: CBBM, Marie-Curie-Str., 2. OG, 23562 Lübeck, Germany

Phone: +49-451-3101 8210; Fax: +49-451-3101 8225

Research focus

Epidemiology and characterization of possible early symptoms of Parkinon’s Disease (EPIPARK).

Diagnosis, therapy and care of rare movement disorders.

Response selection and motor learning in hereditary ataxias.

Curriculum vitae


2006-2013 Medical Student, University of Lübeck, Germany.

09/2010-02/2011 Student Exchange,  Erasmus Programme, University Hospital of Caen, France.

10/2011-12/2011 Scholarship at the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of New Mexico, Albuquerque USA (supported by the University of Lübeck).


Scientific Training

2010-2014 Doctoral thesis: A population-based study on combined markers for early Parkinson disease (Prof. Meike Kasten)

2014-current Research fellowship at the Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Lübeck.


Scientific Presentations


06/2014 Guided poster session: „Characterization of sleep disturbances in a population-based cohort to investigate Parkinson disease“, 18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Stockholm, Sweden.


Kumar KR, Weissbach A, Heldmann M, Kasten M, Tunc S, Sue CM, Svetel M, Kostic VS, Segura-Aguilar J, Ramirez A, Simon DK, Vieregge P, Münte TF, Hagenah J, Klein C, Lohmann K. Frequency of the D620N Mutation in VPS35 in Parkinson Disease. Arch Neurol 2012 vol. 16: p.1-5

Tunc S, Capetian P, Münchau A (2014), Hope for Huntington's disease? A novel approach for disease modification. Mov Disord. doi: 10.1002/mds.25935

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