15 Nov 2022

Dr Vilija Jokubaitis elected as Chair of the MSBase International Scientific Leadership Group

We congratulate Dr Vilija Jokubaitis on her election as Chair of the MSBase International Scientific Leadership Group (SLG). MSBase is the largest global MS registry, housed at the Department of Neuroscience, with over 85,000 patient records from 29 countries and over 160 contributing centres. 

The SLG is a group of 20 international MS experts who develop the MSBase strategic plan, are the data custodians who oversee data access and set all data policies globally. It is the first time that a scientist has been chosen to lead this peak governance and strategic MSBase body.

Dr Jokubaitis completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science double degree at the University of Melbourne, followed by a PhD in Molecular Neurobiology at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health/University of Melbourne. She is a Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Her research focus lies in MS prognostics and treatment individualisation, with a particular focus on MS genetics, environment, and Women’s Health. Her research group actively engages with MSBase. She has led a number of MSBase publications, as well as a number of collaborative research projects both within and outside of MSBase. Vilija is the Co-Chair and Scientific Lead of the MSBase SLG Pregnancy, women’s health and neonatal outcomes sub-committee.

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