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The Swiss Foundation for Research on Muscular Disorders has awarded four new research grants, three of which will go toward projects at Basel institutions.
The grants will support the four research projects over the next two years with CHF 350,000, according to a statement from the Swiss Foundation for Research on Muscular Disorders (FSRMM). Founded in 1985, the foundation aims to promote basic research for rare muscular disorders (myopathien) for which few treatment methods exist.
“Since it was founded, our foundation has committed CHF 25.8 million for 150 research projects and 36 professional conferences, thus providing significant impulses for neuromuscular research in Switzerland,” said Jacques Rognon, founder and president of FSRMM.
Two projects from the University of Basel are now receiving grants: Susan Treves is investigating the commonalities in the pathology of congenital myopathies, and Susan Gasser is studying the organisation of chromatin, a complex made of proteins and DNAS, and its role in the development of muscles. A third grant is going toward Andrea Klein from the University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB), who is analysing hospital requirements for increased clinical studies in paediatric muscular disorders.
FSRMM is also supporting a research project at the University of Geneva.