Raoul Hennekam, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
Professor of Pediatrics and of Translational Genetics in Amsterdam and Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Brain Sciences of the Institute of Neurology, University College of London.
Raoul Hennekam joined the Scientific and Medical Committee of Telethon in 2014.
Raoul Hennekam is Professor of Pediatrics and of Translational Genetics in Amsterdam and Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Brain Sciences of the Institute of Neurology, University College of London. His main interest is obtaining information on the natural history of syndromes by characterizing groups of patients with syndromes, and evaluating these patients clinically, molecularly, cognitively and from the behavioral angle. Knowledge of the natural history of syndromes and access to large groups of patients are essential in studying the effects of various management regimens. A further major interest is molecular dysmorphology, combining detailed phenotyping including imaging techniques, such as 3D facial scanning and neuroimaging, with results of Next Generation Sequencing techniques. Other specific disorders studies with his group are autism and related disorders, connective tissue disorders and disorders associated with aging. Prof. Hennekam is the senior editor of the Oxford Monograph “Gorlin’s Syndromes of the Head and Neck”, the major text in this specific field.