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4th International Conference on FMR1 premutation

basic mechanisms, clinical involvement and therapy

Welcome to the website of the 4th international FMR1 Premutation conference. 

The International FMR1 premutation conference has become a major interdisciplinary meeting for clinicians, basic scientists and students working in the fields of fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS), fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXOPI), and other associated clinical phenotypes of the FMR1 premutation‏.

The conference will be held from Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th September 2019 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and will include lectures about basic mechanisms, clinical involvement, therapy and biomarkers. On Friday afternoon we will introduce a new special topic in our program that is focused on FMR1 premutation carrier perspectives, in collaboration with the European Fragile X Network.

We have invited several renowned keynote speakers with different backgrounds. By sharing information and discussing progress in our collective understanding of premutation disorders, together with world’s leading investigators in the field, we hope that this meeting will inspire new collaborations and novel research and treatment initiatives.

The conference will contain the following topics:

  •  Molecular aspects of premutation alleles
  • Clinical involvement in premutation carriers (FXTAS, FXPOI & associated features)
  • Model systems for the premutation (cellular and animal)
  • Diagnosis and screening
  • Therapeutic interventions & biomarkers
  • Premutation Carrier Perspective 

Organizing committee

Rachel Nouwen
Management assistant

Rob Willemsen
Professor Functional Neurogenetics

Renate Hukema
Assistent professor

It is our pleasure to host this unique meeting in Rotterdam and we cordially invite you to share three days of scientific communication with us in the wonderful city of Rotterdam.

The program will also include a dinner buffet at the Nhow hotel on the Wednesday and a social program (boat trip and dinner*) on the Friday evening. 

If you have any questions about the program or would like to let us know your dietary requirements, please let us know: 

*The social program will consist of a 3-hour boat trip with a Spido boat, departure from the Nhow hotel and during the trip you will see the skyline of Rotterdam (Erasmus and Willems bridges), the Botlek area (large ships and drilling platforms), Eem harbor, Waal harbor and Maas harbor (SS Rotterdam is docked here). During the boat trip you can enjoy a dinner buffet, the sunset and views of the city and harbor at night.  

Fragile X

Venue Address

Hotel NHOW Rotterdam 
Wilhelminakade 137
3072AP Rotterdam
The Netherlands 

Contact information

Rachel Nouwen 
+31 (0) 107031807