The Syngap1 Symposium 2021 brings together exceptional scientists from around the world with the incentive to advance Syngap1 research, build networks, stimulate collaboration and coordinate efforts.
What is Syngap1?
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.
About the Event
The Syngap1 Symposium 2021 will take place from March 15th to 16th. Due to the current pandemic, we’ve decided that this year’s event will take place online. The event’s public sessions can be attended free-of-charge (email registration required). Check out the schedule for a detailed overview on lectures and topics.
Attendance to all lectures and sessions is free-of-charge, but restricted. Please send your registration to hallo(at)leonandfriends.org or use the form at the event website until March 8th, 2021 with contact information and your attendance reason (e.g. pure scientific interest OR work in the field XY). You will receive an invitation link shortly before the event.