"Bernard Dan studied medicine at the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and did part of his training in paediatric neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where he developed an interest in Angelman syndrome. He is also a rehabilitation specialist. Bernard Dan is currently the head of the department of neurology at the University Children's Hospital in Brussels and professor of developmental neurology, neurobiology and neurophysiology at the Free University of Brussels, medical director of the Interuniversity Reference Centre for Cerebral Palsy ULB-VUB-ULg, director of the Centre for Movement Analysis (Brugmann, ULB) and president of the Belgian Society of Paediatric Neurology. He helped Belgian families to set up an Angelman syndrome support group, and organised the First National Symposium on Angelman Syndrome in Belgium in 1997. His research focuses on electrophysiology and motor control in movement disorders including Angelman syndrome. "