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Exciting news: $100,000 in funding for Myhre syndrome research projects

The Myhre Syndrome Foundation is proud to unveil an opportunity for researchers interested in Myhre syndrome. We’re making $100,000 in funding available to support cutting-edge research projects focused on this rare genetic SMAD4 connective tissue disorder. If you’re passionate about making a difference, this is your chance!

The Myhre Syndrome Foundation is eager to fund research projects that can achieve one or more of the following objectives:

Basic Research to Determine Cellular Mechanisms: Researchers are invited to submit projects to uncover the cellular-level mechanisms responsible for the manifestations of Myhre syndrome, including biomarkers. These projects should have a solid foundation in cellular and molecular biology to advance our understanding of this rare disorder.

Establishing and Characterizing Human Cell Lines: We seek researchers interested in creating and characterizing human cell lines specific to Myhre syndrome. Developing reliable cell lines is vital for drug discovery and therapeutic development. Projects should outline strategies for cell line establishment and characterization.

Identifying and Testing Potential Therapies: These projects will focus on the pre-clinical phase, preparing for future clinical trials. Proposals should include methodologies for testing potential therapies and their relevance to Myhre syndrome.

Key Dates to Remember:

November 1 to November 30, 2023: Submission of Letters of Interest (LOIs) – Optional but encouraged.

January 1 to February 29, 2024: Application submission period.

March 1 to March 31, 2024: Application review phase. By April 5, 2024: Grantees will receive notification.

Letters of Interest (LOIs) – Your First Step to Innovation

We invite you to submit Letters of Interest by November 30, 2023, to While LOIs are optional, we strongly encourage their submission, especially for first-time applicants. These LOIs should provide a concise, one-page overview of your proposed research, your qualifications, and expertise in the field, and how your project aligns with the chosen research opportunity. LOIs serve as an initial guide to gauge the suitability of your research project, but they won’t bind you to any final funding decisions. If you have questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are eager to embark on this promising journey of Myhre syndrome research.

For more details, visit Additional information will be provided by December 1, 2023.

Let’s work together to make a real difference in Myhre syndrome research!

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