Muscle Sciences and University Outpatient Clinic for Muscle Disorders

Our department "Muscle Sciences and University Outpatient Clinic for Muscle Disorders" is part of the Experimental and Clinical Research Center, a joint cooperation between the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), in brief ECRC.

The ECRC was founded in 2007. Its mission is to closely link excellent basic science research performed in the MDC with the outstanding clinical opportunities of the Charité University Hospital aiming for translation and improved patient care. Muscle Sciences are well placed in this setting. So far, there are no therapies for inherited muscle disorders. Muscle wasting due to age or chronic wasting diseases is also incompletely understood and cannot be prevented. We would like to understand the mechanisms and find cures. Our department links patient care, diagnostic procedures and clinical trials with basic science.