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13 Jun 2012

SMA Europe: grant recipients 2008

Illustration for article: SMA Europe: grant recipients 2008
SMA Europe is pleased to announce the award of over €750,000 for research into Spinal Muscular Atrophy – SMA, in response to its recent Call for Research Projects 2008.

The five institutions which attracted support

The five institutions which attracted support are:

  • University of Lisbon: Professor Margarida Gama Carvalho (“Characterization of post-transcriptional control mechanisms regulating SMN2 gene expression.”)
  • Università Cattolica, Rome: Professor Eugenio Mercuri (“Outcome measures in SMA types II and III”)
  • University of Milan: Professor Giacomo Comi (cofunded with FSMA) (“Development of a stem cell approach for treating Spinal Muscular Atrophy”)
  • Institut de Myologie, Paris: Dr Martine Barkats (“Evaluation of AAV-mediated gene therapy in murine and feline SMA models”)
  • University of Missouri, USA: post-doctoral fellow Dr Monir Shababi (“A Two-Pronged Approach to Develop a Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy”).

For further information contact: sma-europe@afm.genethon.fr