Saskia Biskup, MD, PhD, is a group leader at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tuebingen, Germany. She received her medical degree and her PhD at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. She then started her professional training in human genetics at the TechnicalUniversity in Munich, Germany. From 2005 to 2007 she trained as a postdoctoral fellow with a stipend of the German Research Foundation at the Institute for Cell Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. In 2008 she returned to Germany to finish her professional training. She is now working in the Department for Neurodegeneration (head Prof. Thomas Gasser) in Tuebingen. Her main area of research is to understand the molecular basis of LRRK2-associated Parkinson’s disease. She is co-founder of the Center for Genomics and Transcriptomics (CeGaT GmbH) in Tuebingen, Germany.