Graessner, Holm (UT)

Holm Graeßner

Dr. Holm Graeßner studied Biomedical Engineering, Cybernetics, German Language and Literature, Philosophy, Business Administration and Marketing. He obtained a PhD (summa cum laude, 2004) and an MBA (2008). Holm is a founding member of the first Centre for Rare Diseases in Germany (2010) and its managing director. The center established an umbrella infrastructure (chaired by Holm), a therapy research centre and a clinical information centre for rare diseases.

Dr. Graessner has coordinated countless projects in the field of rare diseases at a national, European and international level. He initiated and coordinates the European Reference Network for rare neurological diseases (ERN-RND) as well as “Solve-RD – solving the unsolved rare diseases”. Joining forces with the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), he is a fellow of the EAN and member of the management team of the coordinating panel for rare neurological diseases and of the neurogenetics panel. He is also one of the driving forces of the Ataxia Global Initiative and the European Network “1 Mutation 1 Medicine”.