The UMCG Expertise Centre Movement Disorders Groningen provides scientific research, tertiary clinical care and education about neurological hyperkinetic movement disorders in children and adults. We are an unique group of clinicians and researchers who focus on excellent clinical care that is closely tied to advanced scientific research.

Our tertiary expertise centre gets national and European patient referrals and we focus on hyperkinetic movement disorders including dystonia, ataxia, chorea, myoclonus and other disorders with ‘too much movement’. The scientific work ranges from clinical to fundamental research. Main topics are improving diagnostics, for example through detailed phenotyping, and investigating the value of further examinations. We focus not only on the motor symptoms of patients, but also on their cognitive and psychiatric problems. In collaboration with the neurosurgery department, we investigate how deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be used to improve the treatment of movement disorders.
Our translational studies combine clinical activities with functional and fundamental scientific research, such as functional imaging and neurophysiological examinations, but also neurogenetics and cell biology research. We are convinced that increasing our knowledge in these areas can strongly improve diagnostics and treatment for our patients.


Nadine Tuinman
E-mail: [email protected]

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Internal postcode AB51
PO Box 30.001
9700 RB Groningen
The Netherlands

Visiting address
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
The Netherlands

See also: Movement Disorders Groningen