Following a visit by Olivier Lambercy, a Swiss researcher to Saguenay back in September 2012 to present research from his laboratory, we are pleased that the preliminary work has paid off. We are beginning the process of analyzing the results of its tool for the entire cohort but already the pilot results are promising.
The ARSACS research team article, under the direction of Dr. Bernard Brais, has been published in the Oxford Journals of the prestigious Oxford University. The abstract of the article "Sacs knockout mice present pathophysiological defects underlying autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay" can be found in the Human Molecular Genetics. Full version.
Dr. Peter McPherson has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Dr. Pherson is one of the four Fellows from McGill University and is a member of the Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation research team. The induction ceremony will be in November in Quebec city. For more information, see McGill news releaseRead More
The Foundation will hire a project manager as soon as possible. The project manager will be responsible to accelerate the overall drug development activities for ARSACS. If you are interested in the position, please click Opportunity
As part of its ARSACS research funding program, the Foundation of Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay has decided that it will consider all grant applications related to research on ARSACS. At any time, researchers interested in pursuing this funding opportunity may contact the Foundation by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ataxia Charlevoix-Saguenay Foundation was founded in 2006 to finance scientific research on Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS).Learn more
This year, with Mr. Jacques Bougie as the honorary president, the Dîner des Producteurs will be with the French grand chef Michel Rostang (2 stars Michelin, Paris),the wine producer Mr. Claude Chevalier, Domaine Chevalier Père et Fils (Bourgogne) and the participation of the Maison Veuve Cliquot.Learn more
ARSACS is a debilating hereditary and progressive childhood neurological disorder.Learn more