Shrinking the autism research gap
Diagnosed before age 3 based on behavioural cues, autism is a major multifactorial neurodevelopmental disorder, affecting 1 in 100 child births worldwide. There is no cure and what is more, there is no one size fits all approach to autism management. The EU-funded THERAUTISM project will aim to shrink the autism research gap to expose the common molecular and cellular dysfunctions underlying autism-related behaviours. It will also investigate the possibility for a safe gene therapy vector – after it takes into account the properties of a new protein function to restore this new target and rescue social deficits in different preclinical models of autism. The aim is to validate new molecular therapeutic targets.
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant