Dr. McPherson at the 2014 National Ataxia Foundation Conference
Dr. Peter McPherson, whose research is funded by the Foundation, will be presenting on ARSACS at the National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) 2014 Ataxia conference. Furthermore, the Foundation will be a financial partner for its Investigators Meeting (AIM) to be held on March 18-21, 2014 in Las Vegas.
Short Video describing ARSACS and research progress
In a short video, Dr Brais is describing the ARSACS and the major research milestones achieved in the last five years . Please note that the audio is in French only.See it here
First interaction between sacsin molecules
Dr. Kalle Gehring's team has been successful for the first time in achieving interaction between sacsin molecules. This will help in screening the molecules which influence this interaction. This will be the first trial, of several in preparation , for drugs screening.
New Project Announcement
As part of its new " Financing Opportunities"program, launched last February,the Foundation is proud to announce that 3 new researchers Alanna Watt, Heather Durham and Filippo Santorelli will receive financing for their respective research project on ARSACS. Their projects have been selected by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation. Alanna Watt and Heather Durham are with McGill University and Filippo Santorelli is in Italy. The projects of Kalle Gehring, Eric Shoubridge, and Jason Young have also been selected by the SAB. These researchers are already part of the ARSACS research team.
Défi 24h a challenging way to raise funds for the Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay. Défi 24h will be held on December 8.
Fundraising activity to the benefit of the Foundation at the Perce-Neige school in Pont-Rouge. The students will design and sell Christmas cards. Thanks to the staff, students and families for their support.