Marcus D Souza is the head of Neurostatus-UHB and an Attending Physician in the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Basel. Since 02/2018 he is also a post-doc researcher at the NCRC, Charité Berlin. He studied medicine in Cologne (DE), New York City (USA) and Bochum (DE) and completed his training in Neurology in Bochum (DE) and Basel (CH). For more than 10 years he is interested in the improvement of clinical scales and measurement tools for quantifying disability in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). He has undertaken various research projects, including a collaborative project with Microsoft Research (Cambridge, UK), focusing on the development of a Kinect-based motion-capturing device for a quantitative analysis of disability in MS. His recent research focuses on the development of progression marker for MS based on the Neurostatus-EDSS. Moreover, in the Charité Berlin he works on the development of a disability scale and attack criteria for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD).