Prof Rejko Krüger (Professor Dr. med.) is Professor of Neuroscience at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg and Director of Transversal Translational Medicine at the Luxembourg Institute of Health. His clinical and experimental research on Parkinson’s disease is supported by an Excellence Grant (PEARL) from the Fonds National de Recherche (FNR). He joined University of Luxembourg in June 2014 after serving nine years as Associate Professor for Neurology at the University of Tübingen and as Head of the Laboratory for Functional Neurogenomics at the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tübingen, Germany. His clinical and research experience extends over 20 years with a special interest focus in the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases, which has resulted in more than 150 scientific publications thus far (>20.000 citations, h-index 49).
He coordinates the National Center for Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s disease (NCER-PD), funded by the FNR. Furthermore, he sees patients with Movement Disorders at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg. He is currently a reviewer for various high impact factor international journals and funding agencies, and is president of the international Genetic Epidemiology of Parkinson’s disease Consortium (GEoPD). Prof. Krüger is regularly invited to international conferences in the area of Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders and in 2019 faculty member at the World Parkinson’s Conference (Kyoto, Japan) and Congress of the Movement Disorders Society (Nice, France). As an academic teacher, Prof. Krüger supervised 19 MD and PhD students during their successful dissertation, currently supervising 6 PhD and 2 MD students at the University of Luxembourg. Since 2017, the Ministry of Health is supporting Prof. Krüger to lead integrated healthcare concepts for neurodegenerative diseases in Luxembourg: the “Programme Démence Prévention” (an initiative to prevent dementia) and ParkinsonNet Luxembourg (a care network of health care professionals for Parkinson’s disease).