I am a medical geneticist with 15 years of experience in this field, with main interest of the clinical and molecular characterization of families with neurologic – mainly neurodegenerative, neuromuscular and cognitive – disorders. I teach human genetics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. I am participating as a colleague of Professor Mamede de Carvalho, leading neurologist of Project MinE in Portugal. At the Portuguese site I am responsible for the sample collection, sample storage, genetic analyses and result interpretation.