I am a qualified neurologist. I graduated the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and I have been trained in some of the largest hospitals in Northern Greece. I have been recently appointed as a clinical research fellow at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square in London. The main research focus of my PhD is the genetics of movement disorders, including hereditary spastic paraplegias, ataxias, and Parkinson’s disease. During my training to become a neurologist, I had the chance to examine and diagnose many patients with diverse neurological conditions, including families and individuals with rare neurogenetic disorders. I strongly endorse that analyzing the genetic component of these disorders is crucial in developing a better approach to understanding the cause and helping many sufferers all over the spectrum of neurological disease. In order to achieve this, we are applying advanced DNA analysis techniques, including whole exome sequencing.