TSC Alert

Archive for April, 2019

TSC Biosamples Available at No Cost to Researchers

Are you looking for samples from TSC patients to use in your lab? The TSC Biosample Repository has a growing collection of samples that are tied to phenotypic data. In most cases, we can ship these samples at no charge to the investigator. By the end of March 2019, we have shipped 678 samples for use in diverse projects, ranging from quantification of sphingolipids in plasma to investigating mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy. As of March 31, 2019, the TSC Biosample Repository has collected: 342 buccal cell samples for DNA isolation 217 blood samples from which plasma and white blood cells have…

International TAND Research Project Awarded Funding

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Congratulations to Drs. Petrus de Vries (University of Cape Town) and Anna Jansen (UZ Brussel – Vrije Universiteit Brussel) on being awarded funding from the Tuberous Sclerosis Association and the King Baudouin Foundation. Funding for the TANDem Project was awarded at a King Baudouin Foundation awards ceremony on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

CDMRP Webinar Series Available for Researchers

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) invites the research community to view a webinar series on funding opportunities that have a team science component. The webinar will provide an overview of types of award mechanisms that encourage multiple investigators, key elements of team science program announcements, required application documents, and general guidance for applicants. Find the webinar schedule here: https://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/Webinars/webinar_series Questions: usarmy.detrick.medcom-cdmrp.mbx.cdmrp-public-affairs@mail.mil

Register Today for the 2019 International TSC Research Conference

Register now  for the 2019 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Conference: Changing the Course of TSC. We look forward to seeing you June 20-22 at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto! The 2019 conference will be presented by the TSC Alliance in partnership with Tuberous Sclerosis Canada Sclérose Tubéreuse and the TSC Alliance of Mexico. Early Bird Registration closes April 19. Confirmed Speakers Keynote Speaker: David Neal Franz, MD John J. Bissler, MD Patrick F. Bolton, PhD, FRCPsych Michael Borchers, MD Angélique Bordey, PhD Thomas N. Darling, MD, PhD Peter Davis, MD Kevin C. Ess, MD, PhD You Feng, PhD Elizabeth P. Henske, MD Shafali S. Jeste, MD…

Submit Gomez Award Nominations by April 12

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The TSC Alliance grants the Manuel R. Gomez Award to individuals who have made a significant impact on our understanding of TSC in research and/or have impacted the delivery of clinical care for individuals with TSC.

Grant LOIs Due April 8

We are now accepting letters of intent for Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Grants. Learn more about our funding mechanisms and eligibility requirements on our Grants page. Letters of reference are required for Postdoctoral Fellowships, so please begin the LOI process early to ensure your references have time to prepare and submit their letters. Please submit your LOIs through proposalCENTRAL by Monday, April 8 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.