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On the eleventh day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Eleven BRAP members

Reading Time: < 1 minute  “On the eleventh day of Christmas MND research gives to you… ELEVEN members on our Biomedical Research Advisory Panel” Thanks to a record-breaking MND research grants round of over 40 applications from researchers around the world, we’ve got a busy year ahead! We’ll be reviewing all of these applications and deciding which should be funded…

Decisions, Decisions…

Reading Time: 4 minutes The day finally arrived on 11 April 2014 for our biannual Biomedical Research Advisory Panel (BRAP) Meeting. This important date in our research calendar is when grant funding decisions are discussed before being put forward to our Board of Trustees for approval. But before we get to the meeting, there is a lot of preparation…

Application round in full Swing

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a very exciting time for us. We are again in the middle of another bumper grants round with 23 full applications received. We have received applications from researchers already known to us, new and international researchers, allowing us to further widen our researcher network. Full applications give a detailed plan of what the…

The Symposium – a grantee’s perspective

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 24th International Symposium on ALS/MND is now only one week away! We’re busy making final preparations and getting ready to report from the event, whilst researchers around the world are packing their suitcases, finishing off their posters and tweaking their presentations. Janine Kirby But, what is it like to attend the symposium? What do researchers…

11 years on and back to the Symposium

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s not just researchers, clinicians and healthcare professionals who attend the International Symposium on ALS/MND. One of our trustees, Julie Draper, will be attending this year’s symposium after a break of 11 years to find out the latest developments and view the symposium first hand as a trustee. Here Julie explains a bit about herself and…

Research grants round in full swing!

Reading Time: < 1 minute With all the excitement of the symposium in Orlando, it is still business as usual for the next research grants round.  As some of you will already know, we sent a record 25 summaries to our Biomedical Research Advisory Panel (BRAP) for review.  Out of these a staggering 18 applicants have been invited to submit…

Bringing more young talent into the world of MND research through our PhD studentship scheme

Reading Time: 2 minutes In order to move forward in research it is vital that we help young, talented scientists into the world of MND research, as more top-notch researchers equals more top-notch research! For the past twelve years we have been funding graduate students to learn more about the disease by conducting their own three year research projects under the…