Position/Title: Vice Head (Institute of Neurogenetics), Professor

Address University of Lübeck; Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck, Germany

Tel: +49-451-31018209; Fax:+49-451-31018204

@: katja.lohmann@neuro.uni-luebeck.de; www.neurogenetics-luebeck.de



1995-1997 Studies of Biology (B.Sc. equivalent) at the Technical University Dresden

1997-2000 Studies of Biology (M.Sc. equivalent) at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

2000-2003 PhD studies at the University of Lübeck, Institute of Human Genetics and Department of Neurology

2001-2002 PhD student at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA (Prof. X.O. Breakefield)

2003-2009 Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Human Genetics and the Department of Neurology at the University of Lübeck

2005 Postdoctoral fellow at the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA (Prof. P.L. Kramer)

2010 Habilitation (Assistant Professor equivalent) at the Medical faculty of the University of Lübeck for Human Genetics

2009-2013 Research group leader at the Department of Neurology at the University of Lübeck

2013-present Research group leader and Vice Director of the Institute of Neurogenetics at the University of Lübeck

2015-present Professor



2000-present Member of the German Society of Human Genetics and the American Society of Human Genetics

2003-present Member of the German Society of Neurogenetics

2004-present Ad hoc reviewer for >15 journals (e.g. American Journal of Human Genetics, Movement Disorders, Molecular Psychiatry)

2013-present Reviewer for several funding agencies (e.g. DFG, BMBF, French National Research Agency, Research Foundation Flanders)



2004 Heinrich Dräger Award

2008 Stipend of the Novartis Foundation

2011 Renate Maass Award for Brain Research

2013 David Marsden Award for Dystonia Research (Dystonia Europe)



From 140 original publications; total citations: 5,113; h-index: 42

    1. Müller B, Hedrich K (equally contributing first author), Kock N, …, Klein C. Evidence for paternal expression of the epsilon-sarcoglycan gene accounts for reduced penetrance in myoclonus-dystonia. Am J Hum Genet 2002;71:1303-1311. (IF: 11.0)
    1. Pramstaller PP, Schlossmacher MG, Jacques TS, …, Hedrich K, …, Klein C. Lewy body Parkinson disease in a large pedigree with 77 Parkin mutation carriers. Ann Neurol 2005;58:411-422. (IF: 11.9)
    1. Klein C, Lohmann-Hedrich K, Rogaeva E, Schlossmacher MG, Lang AE. Deciphering the role of heterozygous mutations in genes associated with parkinsonism. Lancet Neurol 2007;6:652-662. (IF: 21.8)
    1. Lohmann-Hedrich K, Neumann A, Kleensang A, …, Klein C. Evidence for linkage of restless legs syndrome to chromosome 9p: Are there two distinct loci? Neurology 2008;70:686-694. (IF: 8.3)
    1. Djarmati A, Schneider SA, Lohmann K, …, Klein C. Mutations in THAP1 (DYT6) and generalised dystonia with prominent spasmodic dysphonia: a genetic screening study. Lancet Neurol 2009;8:447-452. (IF: 21.8)
    1. Kaiser FJ, Osmanoric A, Rakovic A, …, Lohmann K. The dystonia gene DYT1 is repressed by the transcription factor THAP1 (DYT6). Ann Neurol 2010;68:554-559. (IF: 11.9)
    1. Lohmann K, Uflacker N, Erogullari A, …, Brüggemann N. Identification and functional analysis of novel THAP1 mutations. Eur J Hum Genet 2012;20:171-175. (IF: 4.2)
    1. Lohmann K, Wilcox R, Winkler S, …, Klein C: Whispering dysphonia (DYT4 dystonia) is caused by a mutation in the TUBB4 gene. Ann Neurol 2013;73:537–545. (IF: 11.9)
    1. Keller A, Westenberger A, Sobrido MJ, …, Lohmann K, …, Oliveira JR. Mutations in the gene encoding PDGF-B cause brain calcifications in humans and mice. Nat Genet 2013;45:1077-1082. (IF: 29.6)
    1. Lohmann K, Schmidt A, Schillert A, …, Klein C. Genome-wide association study in musician’s dystonia: A risk variant at the arylsulfatase G locus? Mov Disord 2014;29:921-927. (IF: 5.6)