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Call for research proposal in 'lowe syndrome'

29 September 2008
By BioNews
Appeared in BioNews 477

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.

For further information and Application Form please contact: Lorraine Thomas, Lowe Syndrome Trust. Telephone 0208 458 6791, email: or see


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