Dr. Juliane Winkelmann is Professor of Neurogenetics at the Technical University in Munich and heading the Institute of Neurogenomics at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich. She and her team focused on the genetics of movement and sleep disorders and identified the genetic bases for many of them. A large focus of her research is restless legs syndrome (RLS) with a special interest in the genetics of the disease. She is also heading a specialized clinic for RLS patients. This allows her to directly transfer new discoveries into the clinic. She is heading the a large international consortium identified for the first time genetic variants associated with RLS in the genes MEIS1, BTBD9, LBXCOR1, PTPRD and TOX3 and more loci within an ongoing international Meta-analysis.