Klaus Schmierer moved to Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry in October 2009 following award of a Clinical Senior Lectureship by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). After undergraduate studies at the Free University Berlin and the Hebrew University Jerusalem he received his training in neurology at the Charité, Humboldt University Berlin, between 1996 and 2001. He then moved to London to pursue a career in academic neurology.
Klaus Schmierer has a special interest in de-myelinating diseases of the central nervous system, particularly multiple sclerosis (MS). His team are keen to better understand the pathogenesis of MS, particularly the development of chronic disease progression, which is still poorly understood. A major focus of their work is the relationship between myelin and neuro-axonal pathology, and changes affecting the cortical grey matter in MS. Further interests include atypical manifestations of de-myelination, gene expression in MS, and clinical trials.