Anne Weißbach
Anne Weißbach, MD
Medical doctor
Phone number:+49 451 3101 8201

Current Position:

Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Neurogenetics and resident at the Department of Neurology; University of Lübeck

Research focus:

Clinical and electrophysiological studies for genotype-neurophysiology correlations in genetically determined movement disorders

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

Curriculum vitae


10/2003 – 10/2009 Studies of Medicine at the University of Lübeck

03/2007 – 12/2009 Doctoral thesis; University of Lübeck; Section of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics (Prof. C. Klein) „Molekulargenetische Untersuchungen bei neurologischen Bewegungsstörungen“ (Dr. med.)

01/2010 – present Neurology residency at the Department of Neurology, University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck

Scientific training:

11/2010 – 04/2011 Research fellowship at the Section of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics

11/2011 – 08/2012 Research fellowship at the Section of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics

04/2013 – 06/2014 Research fellowship at the Institute of Neurogenetics; University of Lübeck

04/2015 – 09/2015 Research fellowship at the Institute of Neurogenetics; University of Lübeck


2012 Travel grant from the Movement Disorder Society

2013 Travel grant for the German Parkinson Congress

2016 Scholarship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Research Funding:

Member of the Collaborative Research Center 936 (Sonderforschungsbereich, SFB) of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) at the University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (Speaker: Prof. C. Gerloff, Prof. A. Engel) „Multi-Site Communication in the Brain – Funktionelle Kopplung neuronaler Aktivität im ZNS“ (2011-2015)


Cumulative impact factor: 86.36; mean 6.64


  1. Weissbach A, Djarmati A, Klein C, et al. Possible genetic heterogeneity of spinocerebellar ataxia linked to chromosome 15. Mov. Disord. 2010, 15;25(11):1577-82.


  2. Weissbach A, Siegesmund K, Brüggemann N, et al. Exome Sequencing in a Family with Restless Legs Syndrome. Mov. Disord. 2012, 27(13):1686-9.


  3. Weissbach A, Kasten M, Grünewald A, et al. Prominent psychiatric comorbidity in the dominantly inherited movement disorder myoclonus-dystonia. Parkinsonism Relat. Disord. 2013, 19(4):422-5.


  4. Kumar KR, Weissbach A, Heldmann M, et al. Frequency of the D620N mutation in VPS35 in Parkinson’s disease. Arch. Neurol. 2012, 69(10);1360-4.


  5. Theuns J, Verstraeten A, Sleegers K,  Wauters E, Gijselinck I, Smolders S, Crosiers D, Corsmit E, Elinck E, Sharma M, Krüger R, Lesage S, Brice A, Chung SJ, Kim MJ, Kim YJ, Ross OA, Wszolek ZK, Rogaeva E, Xi Z, Lang A, Klein C, Weissbach A et al. Global investigation of C9orf72 (G4C2)n repeat expansions and risk for Parkinson disease. Neurology. 2014, 83(21):1906-13


  6. Weissbach A, Klein C. Hereditary dystonia and parkinsonism: two sides of the same coin? Brain. 2014, Sep;137(Pt 9):2402-4.


  7. Vulinovic F, Lohmann K, Rakovic A, Schmidt A, Capetian P, Weissbach A et al. Unraveling cellular phenotypes of novel TorsinA/TOR1A mutations. Hum Mutat. 2014;35(9):1114-22.


  8. Nibbeling E, Schaake S, Tijssen MA, Weissbach A, et al. Accumulation of rare variants in the arylsulfatase G (ARSG) gene in task specific dystonia. J. Neurol. 2015 262(5):1340-3


  9. Weissbach A, Bäumer T, Rosales R et al. Neurophysiological fingerprints of X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism – a model basal ganglia disease; Mov. Disord. 2015; 30(6):873-5.


  10. Weissbach A, Bäumer T, Brüggemann N et al. Premotor–Motor excitability Is altered in Dopa-responsive Dystonia; Mov Disord. 2015;30(12):1705-9 IF: 5.68


  11. Mencacci NE, R'bibo L, Bandres-Ciga S, Carecchio M, Zorzi G, Nardocci N, Garavaglia B, Batla A, Bhatia KP, Pittman AM, Hardy J, Weissbach A et al. The CACNA1B R1389H variant is not associated with myoclonus-dystonia in a large European multicentric cohort. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Jul 8. pii: ddv255. 


  12. Mencacci NE, Rubio-Agusti I, Zdebik A, Asmus F, Ludtmann MH, Ryten M, Plagnol V, Hauser AK, Bandres-Ciga S, Bettencourt C, Forabosco P, Hughes D, Soutar MM, Peall K, Morris HR, Trabzuni D, Tekman M, Stanescu HC, Kleta R, Carecchio M, Zorzi G, Nardocci N, Garavaglia B, Lohmann E, Weissbach A et al. A Missense Mutation in KCTD17 Causes Autosomal Dominant Myoclonus-Dystonia. Am J Hum Genet. 2015 4;96(6):938-47.


  13. LeDoux MS, Vemula SR, Xiao J, Thompson MM, Perlmutter JS, Wright LJ, Jinnah HA, Rosen AR, Hedera P, Comella CL, Weissbach A et al. Clinical and genetic features of cervical dystonia in a large multicenter cohort. Neurol Genet. 2016; 11;2(3):e69. doi: 10.1212/NXG.0000000000000069. eCollection 2016.


  14. Weissbach A, Bäumer T, Pramstaller P, Brüggemann N et al. Abnormal premotor-motor interaction in heterozygous Parkin- and Pink1 mutation carriers. Brain Stimulation. submitted



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