Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are a clinical and scientific research group in Ottawa, Canada. Our website address is https://lochmullerlab.org. Please visit the About us page of this website to find out who runs the site and our various affiliations.

Privacy policies

We are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of everyone we work with and take your privacy very seriously. Please note that this privacy policy only refers to your use of this website (lochmullerlab.org). For the privacy policies of our parent affiliations, please see the following links:

TOH privacy policy

CHEO privacy policy

UOttawa privacy policy

Visitors to our Website

When someone visits https://lochmullerlab.org we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. It helps us to understand which content is popular. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We don’t make, and don’t allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. You can find more information on how cookies are used on this website in the Cookies Policy below.

If we ever do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Links to Other Web Sites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. Those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy, and if you have questions about how a site uses your information, you’ll need to check that site’s privacy statement.

Access to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold. However, we do not collect any personally identifying information from your use of this website. If you wish to access personal data held by CHEO, TOH or UOttawa, please review their privacy notices via the links above.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 03 August 2018.

Cookies Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

How long are cookies stored for?

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

You can find more information about cookies at All About Cookies and Your Online Choices.

Cookies used on the Website

Here are all the different types of cookies we use on this site:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Third party cookies

These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site.

For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

 

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Collaborations

Our research is founded on strong collaborations with leading investigators, academic groups, patient organizations and industrial partners within Canada and worldwide. Prior to moving to Canada, Hanns was based in Europe (Germany and UK) and has maintained the strong international collaborations he has developed throughout his career.

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Clinical work

Hanns sees neuromuscular patients in clinic at the Neuromuscular Research Centre, located at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. This newly opened state-of-the-art centre allows people with NMDs to have consultations with neuromuscular experts and to participate in clinical research.

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News

Read the latest news about our group, our research, our collaborations and our publications here. You can also follow us on Twitter – search for @LochmullerLab.

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Industry collaborations

Collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry is essential in order to achieve the translation of preclinical research findings into clinical trials. Hanns is an experienced investigator in commercially sponsored clinical studies and our group also works closely with basic research teams within pharma companies on various preclinical studies.

Publications

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Diseases of interest

Our group is interested in rare inherited neuromuscular diseases, in particular congenital myasthenic syndromes, myotonic dystrophy, GNE myopathy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy. We investigate these conditions in the lab and in the clinic in a “bench to bedside” approach.

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Research areas

Although individually uncommon, rare diseases are so numerous that they collectively affect as many as one person in every 17 – in Canada, about 2 million people. Our research program focuses on defining the basic molecular and cellular mechanisms that cause neuromuscular disorders, to enable improved diagnosis, better care and development of effective treatments.

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Team members

Find out more about Hanns and his team members here and see whether you would like to join us! We are always interested in hearing from scientists and clinicians at all stages of their careers, whether you want to join the team or start a scientific collaboration.

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About us

We are a clinical and scientific research team focusing on research into rare neuromuscular disorders and clinical care for patients with these conditions. We aim to understand why small variations in the human genome lead to these frequently disabling, sometimes lethal, and rarely treatable conditions affecting the musculature and nervous system.