Vienna, 23.3. - 24.3.2020

Syngap1 Symposium 2020

The Syngap1 Symposium 2020 brings together exceptional scientists from around the world with the incentive to advance Syngap1 research, build networks, stimulate collaboration and coordinate efforts.

Syngap1 is a protein that is critical for the development of cognition and proper synapse function. Mutations in the Syngap1 gene lead to a rare neurodevelopmental disorder. Currently, about 400 children are diagnosed world-wide with this disease. Mutations in Syngap1 are associated with intellectual disability and are proposed to play a significant role in other diseases such as epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenias. 

The non-profit organization Leon & friends e.V. is the main organizer of the Syngap1 Symposium and wants to inform the public and the scientific community about the disease and the current, high-class ongoing research. The idea is to bring together  scientists to inform about recent developments in the research field, exchange ideas and present cutting-edge technologies that can be used for research on Syngap1.

Attendance to all public sessions is free of charge but registration is required. 

Leon & friends e.V. would like to support and grant research project ideas from students (MSc, PhDs as well) with 5,000 € per project. These projects will be awarded at the symposium. If you wish to participate, send an email to Winfried Neuhaus including a document (maximum 2 pages) describing your project idea and explaining hypothesis, relevant literature, methodical approach and availability / feasibility of your project. Submission deadline is 13 March 2020.

23.3. - 24.3.2020

CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 8th floor seminar room
Lazarettgasse 14, AKH BT 25.3
1090 Vienna

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