Research and development

WERMANS is a group of specialists whose priority is to provide a clinical service. However, we contribute to international research efforts, and use scientific research translated into practical benefit for our patients.

Our specialists have contributed to research and development in many fields including:

  • Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
  • Mitochondrial myopathies
  • Congenital myopathies
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital myasthenias

Dr Hammans is a member of the British myology society and a member of the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular diseases.

In collaboration with the Southampton haematology department we pioneered a haemopoietic stem cell transplant for a form of mitochondrial disease - the first in Europe.