Muriel Holder

Consultant clinical geneticist


Muriel Holder started working as a consultant in clinical genetics at Guy's in June 2012.

Before joining our hospital, she worked in clinical genetics at Lille University Hospital in France as a SpR for four years and as a lecturer for six years.

Muriel studied at Cochin Port Royal Medical School in Paris, France before specialising in paediatrics and genetics in Lille 2 University.

Education and training


  • Master in biochemistry, Paris 5 University, France (1989 -1990)
  • Master in molecular biology, Paris 5 University, France (1990 -1991)
  • Master in human genetics, Lille 2 University, France (1995 -1996)
  • Master in inherited metabolic diseases, Nancy University, France (1999-2000)


  • Research year in molecular biology, Paris 5 University, France (1997-1998)
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology department, Cochin Port-Royal Hospital, Paris, France (Pr Delpech).

Medical degree in paediatrics

  • A rare cause of inherited deafness: oto-spondylomegaepiphyseal dysplasia(September 1999)

M.D. thesis

  • Cohen syndrome - 10 new cases (November 1999)

Equivalence in clinical genetics (October 2000) 


  • Towards comprehension of cartilage formation and aging with two different approaches: transgenic mice and tracheal replacement. UMR 8161 CNRS, Institut de Biologie de Lille, France (2002-2006)

Accreditation to supervise research (2010), Lille, France

Research interests

  • Limb anomalies

Last updated: April 2022

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