Guðjón R. Óskarsson
Guðjón R. Óskarsson is a pharmaceutical scientist (MSc) from Iceland. He was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and for that reason his professional interest is potential therapeutic approaches for DMD, which involves chemistry, biochemistry, muscle cell physiology and immunology. His Master’s thesis was on “Correction of DMD using Homology Directed Repair”, where he tried to use CRISPR technology to repair DMD dystrophic cells. He currently is doing PhD in population genomics at deCODE genetics in Reykjavík, Iceland. The research is focused on doing genome-wide association study (GWAS) to investigate neuromuscular disorders.
Guðjón was chosen for Young Scientist Award from ENMC in 2016. He strongly believes DMD will be cured in not-so distant future