Pathfinder: Neurotrophic signalling in Motor Neurone Disease

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Biomedical Science


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Description project grant
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2009 
End 06/2010
Title genetically modified zebrafish 
Description zebrafish bearing ENU-induced mutations in the alsin gene 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - non-mammalian in vivo 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Ongoing research using these fish 
Description MND care-givers conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Invited to give scientific presentation to a lay audience at a meeting

discussions with patients and care givers feedback (2 way)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009