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To help find a cure for the major cause of childhood dementia caused by mutations in the CLN3 gene. Together with the existing NCL research community our goal is to move promising therapeutic avenues forward to help JNCL patients. CLN3 belongs to a group of rare lysosomal storage diseases referred to as Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL), or Batten disease. NCLs are the most common neurodegenerative diseases in children. Award intendsto promote the research of the rare disease juvenile NCL. Particularly praiseworthy are innovative clinically-oriented projects. The award amount is to be used for a postdoctoral fellowship to implement the proposed project and specifically, to encourage young scientists.