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Vincenzo Bonifati is Professor in Genetics of Movement Disorders at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He received his MD and neurology certification from the University of Roma, Italy.  

His research focuses on the understanding of molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease and dystonia by the identification of disease-causing genetic variants and the characterization of the involved molecular pathways. His work led to the discovery of genetic defects underlying several forms of hereditary parkinsonism, dystonia, and other more rare movement disorders. 

He published more than 230 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has an H-index of 68.
His work has been cited more than 20,000 times so far.
He was co-Editor in chief of Parkinsonism & Related Disorders (2018-2023).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Autosomal recessive, early-onset Parkinson's disease, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Award Date: 10 Dec 2003

Board certification - Clinical Neurology, University of Rome La Sapienza

Award Date: 5 Nov 1992

Bachelor, MD, University of Rome La Sapienza

Award Date: 5 Nov 1988


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  • LRP10 and α-synuclein transmission in Lewy body diseases

    Carreras Mascaro, A., Grochowska, M. M., Boumeester, V., Dits, N. F. J., Bilgiҫ, E. N., Breedveld, G. J., Vergouw, L., de Jong, F. J., van Royen, M. E., Bonifati, V. & Mandemakers, W., Dec 2024, In: Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS. 81, 1, p. 75 1 p., 75.

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  • Establishing an online resource to facilitate global collaboration and inclusion of underrepresented populations: Experience from the MJFF Global Genetic Parkinson's Disease Project

    Vollstedt, E. J., Madoev, H., Aasly, A., Ahmad-Annuar, A., Al-Mubarak, B., Alcalay, R. N., Alvarez, V., Amorin, I., Annesi, G., Arkadir, D., Bardien, S., Barker, R. A., Barkhuizen, M., Basak, A. N., Bonifati, V., Boon, A., Brighina, L., Brockmann, K., Carmine Belin, A., Carr, J., & 63 othersClarimon, J., Cornejo-Olivas, M., Correia Guedes, L., Corvol, J. C., Crosiers, D., Damásio, J., Das, P., de Carvalho Aguiar, P., De Rosa, A., Dorszewska, J., Ertan, S., Ferese, R., Ferreira, J., Gatto, E., Genç, G., Giladi, N., Gómez-Garre, P., Hanagasi, H., Hattori, N., Hentati, F., Hoffman-Zacharska, D., Illarioshkin, S. N., Jankovic, J., Jesús, S., Kaasinen, V., Kievit, A., Klivenyi, P., Kostic, V., Koziorowski, D., Kühn, A. A., Lang, A. E., Lim, S. Y., Lin, C. H., Lohmann, K., Markovic, V., Martikainen, M. H., Mellick, G., Merello, M., Milanowski, L., Mir, P., Öztop-Çakmak, Ö., Pimentel, M. M. G., Pulkes, T., Puschmann, A., Rogaeva, E., Sammler, E. M., Skaalum Petersen, M., Skorvanek, M., Spitz, M., Suchowersky, O., Tan, A. H., Termsarasab, P., Thaler, A., Tumas, V., Valente, E. M., van de Warrenburg, B., Williams-Gray, C. H., Wu, R. M., Zhang, B., Zimprich, A., Solle, J., Padmanabhan, S. & Klein, C., 3 Oct 2023, In: PLoS ONE. 18, 10 October, e0292180.

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  • Genetic Testing in Parkinson's Disease

    Pal, G., Cook, L., Schulze, J., Verbrugge, J., Alcalay, R. N., Merello, M., Sue, C. M., Bardien, S., Bonifati, V., Chung, S. J., Foroud, T., Gatto, E., Hall, A., Hattori, N., Lynch, T., Marder, K., Mascalzoni, D., Novaković, I., Thaler, A., Raymond, D., & 7 othersSalari, M., Shalash, A., Suchowersky, O., Mencacci, N. E., Simuni, T., Saunders-Pullman, R. & Klein, C., Aug 2023, In: Movement Disorders. 38, 8, p. 1384-1396 13 p.

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  • International Genetic Testing and Counseling Practices for Parkinson's Disease

    Saunders-Pullman, R., Raymond, D., Ortega, R. A., Shalash, A., Gatto, E., Salari, M., Markgraf, M., Alcalay, R. N., Mascalzoni, D., Mencacci, N. E., Bonifati, V., Merello, M., Chung, S. J., Novakovic, I., Bardien, S., Pal, G., Hall, A., Hattori, N., Lynch, T., Thaler, A., & 9 othersSue, C. M., Foroud, T., Verbrugge, J., Schulze, J., Cook, L., Marder, K., Suchowersky, O., Klein, C. & Simuni, T., Aug 2023, In: Movement Disorders. 38, 8, p. 1527-1535 9 p.

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  • Defining the Riddle in Order to Solve It: There Is More Than One “Parkinson's Disease”

    Outeiro, T. F., Alcalay, R. N., Antonini, A., Attems, J., Bonifati, V., Cardoso, F., Chesselet, M. F., Hardy, J., Madeo, G., McKeith, I., Mollenhauer, B., Moore, D. J., Rascol, O., Schlossmacher, M. G., Soreq, H., Stefanis, L. & Ferreira, J. J., Jul 2023, In: Movement Disorders. 38, 7, p. 1127-1142 16 p.

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