Marianne de Visser

Marianne de Visser is an adult neurologist at the Amsterdam University Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and emeritus Professor of neuromuscular diseases at the University of Amsterdam.

She graduated from the University of Amsterdam and was trained at the Academic Hospital of Amsterdam. She was a visiting scientist at Dr. Andrew Engel’s lab at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota where she performed ultrastructural studies on skeletal muscle in dermatomyositis.

Her research interests are neuromuscular disorders, and in particular myositis, ALS, and hereditary neuropathies. She participated in numerous ALS trials and undertook an investigator-initiated trial on inflammatory myopathies. She wrote more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and contributed to more than 30 text books, H-factor is 55.

She is a member of the Governing Board of the European Academy of Neurology, first as Treasurer and more recently as Secretary-General.