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.