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T21RS

Trisomy 21 Research Society (T21RS) is the first non-profit scientific organization of researchers studying Down syndrome, founded to promote basic and applied research on Down syndrome, stimulate translational research and apply new scientific knowledge to develop improved treatments and cures.

We aim:

  • To facilitate the permanent interaction between researchers studying Down syndrome by means of our website, scientific meetings, publications in journals and the two-yearly T21RS International Conference

  • To establish common protocols both for basic research (mice studies, stem cells studies) and translational research (for clinical trials with biomarkers, cognitive paradigms etc.)

  • To support education and training of young researchers in all stages of their careers, including undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral fellows that are interested in Down syndrome, by providing training programs and grants to young scientists

  • To stimulate research on Down syndrome

  • To explain (recent) findings in Down syndrome studies to the general public and to inform legislators and other policymakers about new scientific knowledge and recent developments and their implications for public policy and society

  • To promote the interaction between scientists and patient associations/foundations