What is it about?
The Funds Cremers-Opdebeeck and Walter Pyleman have made available a total amount of € 250.000 to support 1 to maximum 3 high level projects on rare genetic neuromuscular disorders. Potential research topics are, for example (no exhaustive list) : Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy, Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (Steinert’s Disease), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Congenital myasthenic syndrome, Congenital myopathy, Cramp fasciculation syndrome, Glycogen storage disease type II, Hereditary spastic paraplegia, Inclusion body myositis. The research can focus on the origins of the disease, incl. the genetic mechanisms, as well as on the clinical symptoms or on new treatments.