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Saving lives through education, advances in treatment and finding a cure for Barth syndrome

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Grants Funded by Barth Syndrome Trust

Over the years, we have worked with the Barth Syndrome Foundation and fundraising efforts from UK and European families and friends have allowed us to fund several exciting grants designed to further our knowledge of Barth syndrome. For a full list of grants awarded by BSF click here

 

2014

 

John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC, FAHA, Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Services; Associate Professor, Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Cardiovascular Diseases, The Heart Institute;
Associate Professor, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

 

Assessment of quality of life, anxiety, and depression in Barth syndrome: Expanding the scope of comprehensive care

Award—US $28,749 over 2-year period

*Co-funded by Barth Syndrome Trust and Barth Syndrome Foundation


Adam Chicco, PhD, Associate Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Translating murine Taz deficiency to human Barth syndrome: Focus on impaired lipid oxidation

Award—US $49,998 over 1-year period

*Co-funded by Barth Syndrome Trust and Barth Syndrome Foundation

 

2013

Douglas Strathdee, PhD, Head of Transgenic Technology, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, Scotland

Characterisation of a conditional knockout of tafazzin in the mouse

Award — US $49,837 over 2-year period

 

2012

William T. Pu, MD, Associate Professor

Children´s Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA

Maturation of Barth syndrome models for clinical translation.

Award—US $40,000 over 1-year period

 

2010

Anton I. de Kroon, PhD, Docent (Associate Professor) 
Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
The preferred acyl chain donor of Taz1p in the acylation of monolysocardiolipin.
Award—US $40,000 over 2-year period 

 

 

2009

Miriam Greenberg, PhD Professor and Associate Dean
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Perturbation of mitophagy in cardiolipin mutants.
Award — US $40,000 over 1-year period

 

2007

Taco Kuijpers, MD, PhD Professor
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Neutropenia in Barth syndrome: new in vitro models to study BTHS neutrophils.
Award — US $40,000 over 1-year period

 

2006

Willem Kulik, PhD Head Mass Spectrometry/Metabolomics
University of Amsterdam,Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Development of BTHS screening using bloodspots and HPLC tandem mass spectrometry.
Award — US $30,000 over 1-year period

 

2006

Frédéric M. Vaz, PhD Departments of Pediatrics & Clinical Chemistry
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Identification of the proteins interacting with tafazzin and resolution of the consequences of the deficiency of cardiolipin at the protein level.
Award — US $40,000 over 1-year period (Funding for this award was provided by Barth Syndrome Foundation  and Barth Syndrome Trust)

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Over $250 000 (£165 000) funded so far through UK efforts

As at 2015, we have funded  nearly $260 000 in research projects related to Barth syndrome.

 

If you are a scientist interested in this multidisciplinary condition, please contact us to see how we can help.

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