Martin Kurz was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1975. He studied medicine at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg and got his M.D. degree in 2001. He finished his medical thesis on protein transport into mitochondria at the Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology under the supervision of Professor Dr. Nikolaus Pfanner in 2001 (summa cum laude). In 2001, he worked at the Department of Neurology at the Stavanger University Hospital and from 2002 to 2006 at the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Düsseldorf, Heinrich Heine University, finishing his Neurology specialization. In 2006, he earned his Ph.D. degree on genetics in Parkinson’s disease at the University of Bergen, Norway, under supervision of Professor Jan Petter Larsen and Professor Dag Aarsland, Stavanger University Hospital. Currently, he is working as a Consultant in neurology at the Stavanger University Hospital, where he serves as a Head of the Section for Cerebrovascular Diseases and is responsible for the dystonia outpatient clinic. Furthermore, he works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the The Norwegian Center for Movement Disorders.
Biography Updated on 21 August 2011