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Maria Salvado has worked in the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute and the Neurology Department at Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona since 2012, where his clinical work focuses on treatment of neuromuscular disorders.
She works as neurologist at the Neuromuscular and Rare Diseases Unit of the Neurology Department at Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron and as a clinical researcher at the Peripheral Nervous System Laboratory coordinated by Dr. J. Gamez at the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute. The main research lines of this research group in which she is working on are based on genetic biomarkers and determinants of familial ALS, autoimmune myasthenia gravis and inherited myopathies and neuropathies. She is also one of the professionals working for the European Reference Network in Neuromuscular and rares diseases (EURO-NMD ERN) and the European Reference Network in rare neurological diseases (EURO-RND). Hospital Vall d’Hebron is member of these ERNs. She has co-authored about 18 peer-rewieved articles and is now working on her doctoral programme. In 2013, she was awarded with the Scientific Poster Award in the International Symposium for ALS (MNDA). She is co-investigator for several grants and clinical trials, including FIS (Fondo de Investigación Sanitarias) and MINECO (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad) grants. These grants are for studies of rare disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, familial amyloid polyneuropathy (Corino-Andrade's disease), mitochondrial disorders and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).