Michael Zech

Winner David Marsden Award 2023

David Marsden Award 2023

The David Marsden Award 2023 was awarded to Michael Zech for the paper: “Biallelic AOPEP Loss-of-Function Variants Cause Progressive Dystonia with Prominent Limb Involvement”. The research was performed at Institute of Human Genetics, Technical University of Munich, and Institute of Neurogenomics, Helmholtz Center Munich

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about the david marsden award

Dystonia Europe established the David Marsden Award in 2003, to acknowledge Prof Marsden’s work on the dystonias, and to honour the immense part he played in improving the lives of so many people who live with the condition.

The David Marsden Award 2023 is supported by Dystonia Europe.

The David Marsden Award 2023

The aim of this award is to stimulate developing knowledge of and interest in dystonia through publications of aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis in dystonia or on the psycho social effects.

€ 10.000,-

to stimulate research on dystonia


Previous award winners

Susanne Knorr

Martin M. Reich

Anne Weissbach

Dr. Niccolo E. Mencacci

Dr. Cathérine C. S. Delnooz

Dr. Katja Lohmann

Dr. David Bradley

Dr. Susanne Schneider & Dr. Ana Westenberger

Dr. Mirta Fiorio

Dr. Victor Candia

Dr. Mark J. Edwards