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Prof. Dr. Kinya Ishikawa

Kinya Ishikawa Kinya Ishikawa is Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Science of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University (Japan).

He is a worldwide renowned specialist for clinical and molecular aspects of hereditary ataxia.

In September/October 2009, Kinya Ishikawa will undertake a 3-week guest residency in the Neurological Clinic of the LMU. There, he will work with Prof. Dr. Thomas Klopstock from the Friedrich Baur Institute at the Neurological Clinic on a research project on "Single neuron expression analysis in Huntington’s disease and spinocerebellar ataxia". During his visit, Prof. Ishikawa will give a lecture on 6 October 2009 at 5pm as part of the series "CAS Collegium" on the topic of "A new type of mutation, unstable heterochromatin repeat insertion, causes human neurological disease, spinocerebellar ataxia type 31".