You are invited to apply for 'seed' research funding of £20,000-£40,000 from the Lowe Syndrome Trust.
The genetic basis for Lowe Syndrome is a defective gene, OCRL1, that results in the deficiency of an enzyme Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate-5-phosphatase (OCRL1). Lowe's oculocerebrorenal syndrome is a disorder affecting the brain, eyes, kidneys and bones. Funds are available for a Research Studentship or a Research Assistant for work directed towards understanding how the enzyme deficiency leads to observed phenotype.
Closing date of application is 31 October 2008.