Research

Tim Levine and Pietro Press Release

The Lowe Syndrome Trust awards a Lowe Syndrome research grant of £80.000 to Dr Tim Levine at the Institute of Ophthalmology London. The genetic basis for Lowe Syndrome is a defective gene OCRL1 that results in the deficiency of an enzyme Phosphatidylinositol4,5-bisphosphate-5-phosphatase (OCRL1). Lowe’s oculocerebrorenalsyndrome is a disorder affecting the brain, eyes, kidneys and bones. Babies born with Lowe Syndrome are born with cataracts in both eyes and are likely to develop glaucoma and other eye conditions.

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Other Research activities

Lowe Research to date 20009 pdf. Click here


Lowe Syndrome meeting at the American Society Cell Biology Conference, San Diego, California . Click here


NEW LOWE CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANT BBC News


Dundee University Grant


Imperial College Article re Lowe Syndrome research


UCSF USA GOSH London


Imperial College


UCL


Dundee University- See GMTV news


Kidney Research - Addenbrookes Cambridge


UCL Moorfields cataract research article

Total funding to date

£25,000 to LSA (part funded three projects)
£9,000 Great Ormond Street children’s hospital Cells
£50,000 Imperial College London
£10,000 Imperial College London
£80,000 Imperial College London
£50,000 Dundee University
£10,000 Dundee University
£72,000 Manchester University
£50,000 Moorfields London - Institute of Ophthalmology
£80,000 Purdue University USA
£100,000 Institute of California USA
£40,000 Lowe clinical database
£50,000 University College London
£20,000 Cambridge University Kidney Unit
£10,000 American Cell Biology Lowe conference.
£10,000 Two International Lowe Medical Symposiums.
£80,000 new call for research
£80,000 Yale University
£80,000 Institute of Ophthalmology
£5,000 American Cell Biology Conference