Bas Blits holds a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience. He defended his thesis entitled ?Cell and gene therapy: Experimental strategies for spinal cord regeneration? in 2001 at the Free University Amsterdam. After this, he went to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis where he cofounded the Miami Project Viral Vector Core and worked on regenerative therapies following spinal cord injury in the rodent. For his work for the viral vector core he supported many projects in many animal models. Furthermore, he was an Associate Member of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Research Consortium. In 2005 he returned to the laboratory of Joost Verhaagen before he joined Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (nowadays uniQure) as a Senior Scientist. At AMT Blits is driving several preclinical programs, such as gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Parkinson?s, acute intermittent porfyria, and hemophilia and he is leading the neurobiology group.
Biography Updated on 23 June 2013