Dr. Rocío Acuña Hidalgo, M.D., Ph.D.
Rocío Acuña Hidalgo, Ph.D. is a medical doctor and human geneticist based in Berlin, Germany. Her expertise lies in bringing together Next Generation Sequencing (such as exome sequencing) and molecular biology to unravel the molecular mechanisms of mutations that lead to human disease. Rocío completed her Ph.D. at Radboud University Medical Center, where she studied the molecular effects of SETBP1 mutations in Schinzel-Giedion syndrome using a combination of in silico and in vitro models. She did postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, working on novel technologies to improve the diagnosis of patients with genetic disorders. She then co-founded Nostos Genomics, a company combining software and molecular biology approaches to improve the diagnosis of patients with genetic diseases. She currently serves as the Chief Technological Officer at Nostos Genomics.
Scientific and Medical Advisory Board
Our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board
We are very fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and well-respected team of scientists and medical doctors on our Advisory Board. Each of them shares our commitment to advancing the understanding of Schinzel-Giedion Syndrome and improving the lives of children born with this rare genetic disorder.
Chair of Scientific and Medical Advisory Board | Preclinical Target Discovery
Dr Rocío Acuña Hidalgo
Dr Bregje van Bon
Dr Hans Bjornsson
Human Genetics and Epigenetics
Dr Jessica Duis
Pediatric Geneticist and Special Care Pediatrician
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