A Spanish family from Madrid was in Montreal in July visiting Dr. Bernard Brais and his research laboratory. Their son has being diagnosed with ARSACS. Dr. Brais is a key member of the ARSACS research team.
. The great initiative of the Baratta brothers, students at Selwyn House School, raised $ 1,000 for research on ARSACS via the sale of the book “375 Mtl-joke booklet”. Many thanks to the young students for their initiative and to all those who encouraged them.
See research progress report “Investigating the link between impaired mitochondrial trafficking and calcium dysregulation in Sacs-/- Purkinje neurons”. Dr. Maltecca ‘s research is one of the project funded by the Foundation.
The Foundation has received 17 applications for research fellowship for the 2017-2018 year. The Foundation would like to thank all the applicants for their interest in ARSACS research. The Scientific Committee would evaluate each of the applications and a final decision concerning which research projetcs will obtain financing in 2017-2018 will be announced in July 2017.
Under Professor Paul Chapple’s leaership, the ARSACS research team has published in May 2017 a research paper in the Human Molecular Genetics journal looking at the cytoskeleton in cells cuktured from ARSACS patients. “We have identified a cytoskeletal phenotype in skin cells from ARSACS patients. This is important as it should be possible use this cellular phenotype as a readout …
On May 31st, 2 students at Selwyn House School will visit each elementary school class to tell a joke from their 375 Mtl-joke booklet. The booklet is to commemorate Montreal’s 375th anniversary and to raise funds for ARSACS. The minimum suggested contribution is $2. Get ready to roll on the floor laughing! To order the booklet, please contact Suzanne at …
As part of her PHD project, Isabelle Lessard is working on characterizing the deficiencies and physical limitations and their impact on walking in the home for individuals with ARSACS. See Abstract ( available only in French).
Dr. Maltecca will be presenting her ARSACS research data at the EMBO workshop in China in June 2017. See Abstract.
Me Jocelyn Pilote, member of the Alma Richelieu Club, presented a cheque of $1500 to Mrs. Nicole Fortin on behalf of the Foundation at the wine and cheese fundraising event held in April. The Foundation thanks the Club Richelieu, Mrs. Fortin and all the participants.
Invitation to the 2017 annual “Diner des Producteurs” with the honorary president Mr. Jean-Guy Desjardins and with the 3 stars Michelin invited chef Eric Ripert from Le Bernardin in New York. Reserve your table now .
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