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German Network of Neurological and Ophthalmological Ion Channel Disorders


The goal of IonNeurONet is to create a clinical and research network for neurological and ophthalmological Ion Channel disorders. Main objects of the projects are (1) To improve care and counselling for patients with ion channel disorders, (2) to improve clinical diagnostics and to establish fast and efficient genetic testing, (3) to identify novel genetic defects causing ion channel disorders and elucidate their pathophysiological mechanisms and (4) to promote exchange between clinical partners and basic researchers and translation into novel treatment options.

Project Coordinator:Holger Lerche (Dept. Neurology and Epileptology, University Clinics Tübingen)
Other Partners:Snezana Maljevic (Dept. Neurology and Epileptology, University Clinics Tübingen), Holm Graessner (Dept. Medical Genetics, University Clinics Tübingen) Karin Jurkatt-Rott, Frank Lehmann-Horn (Division of Neurophysiology, University of Ulm), Christian Kubisch (Institute of Human Genetics, University of Ulm), Bernd Wissinger (Institute of Ophthalmic Research, Tübingen), Saskia Biskup (CeGaT GmbH, Tübingen)
Funding Agency:BMBF-DLR (Program Networks for Rare Disease), Contract-No. 01GM1105A
Funding Period:03/2012 – 04/2015