Frank Baas received his PhD in Genetics in 1986 from the University of Amsterdam. Since 2002 he is full professor of Genome analysis and Neurogenetics at the Academic Medical Center.
His research focusses on neurodegenerative disorders. He has identified genes for neuromuscular diseases, especially neuropathies and cerebellar disorders. Current research is aimed at the identification of modifiers of disease and development of therapeutic interventions.