Young investigators

The overall mission of our Society is to support research in the field of Down syndrome. One of our aims is to recruit new investigators for the expansion of knowledge in this field. the Education and Training committee led by Dr. Sandra Guidi (University of Bologna, Italy) would like to foster the careers of younger researchers. We believe that every help is essential, especially in the work of a young researcher, to achieve the goal of our society: to allow people with Down syndrome to live a better life.

Young Investigators

What does young investigators say?

I offer myself a panorama to continue with my future professional plans within this same area of psychology, language and Down syndrome.

Julia Beatriz Barron Martinez

PhD student

Not only the community was very welcoming to new members of the field, but also extremely collaborative, willing to share reagents and models to accelerate our research.

André Miguel Lopes Miranda

I am excited to begin a career in Down’s Syndrome research, and I feel that the opportunity to share the work I have done and meet with experts in the field will be an excellent platform to gain new insights.

Olatz Ojinaga

PhD student at Birkbeck, University of London

Aims

Activities

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Schools

Organize schools for young scientists interested in Down syndrome
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Network of host laboratories

Establish a network of host laboratories working on Down syndrome, where visiting young scientists may expand knowledge in different methodological and conceptual issues regarding Down syndrome
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Grants to students

Provide grants to students to enable them to attend scientific conferences regarding Down syndrome
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Thesis prizes

Issue thesis prizes in order to stimulate research on Down syndrome

Events

Webinars

To support the dissemination of the latest research developed in the field of Down Syndrome, our committee organizes free webinars mainly for young researchers. Our goal is to organize a webinar every three months, with worldwide experts in the field of Down syndrome.

Our webinar series start with the presentation and discussion of a journal paper, carefully selected from recent publications in the field of Down syndrome for their relevance and/or use of cutting-edge methodology. At the end of webinar it is possible to ask questions and discuss with the speaker.

We look forward to you joining our Webinar!

Upcoming webinar

 

The aim of our fourth webinar is to show and discuss the data obtained from the “COVID-19 Workgroup of T21RS”.

The Covid-19 pandemic and protection of individuals with Down syndrome: from the biological risks to treatment

This will be a multi-talk webinar lasting about one hour: three talks of 15 minutes each one, and, at the end, 20 minutes for the discussion.

First talk – Prof. Eitan Okun and Prof. Mara Dierssen: “The biological risk of Covid-19 infection in people with Down syndrome”;

Second talk – Prof. Anke Huels: “The results of the T21RS Covid-19 survey in Down syndrome”;

Third talk – Dr. Anne-Sophie Rebillat and Dr. Diego Real de Asúa: “Clinical cases of Covid-19 in people with Down syndrome”.

Save the date: July 22, 5:00 PM Central European Time (11:00 AM USA Eastern Time)

Register in advance for this meeting

Past webinars

June 10th 2020

Prof. Marie-Claude Potier (ICM Institute, France) presented her work on:  “The Endolysosomal pathway in Down syndrome”. This webinar was organized by the LonDownS Consortium.

January 31st 2020

Prof. Mauro Costa-Mattioli from Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas) presented his work on “Activation of the ISR mediates the behavioral and neurophysiological abnormalities in Down syndrome”.

April 28th 2020

Prof. Peng Jiang from Rutgers University (Piscataway, New Jersey) presented his work on: “Modeling Down Syndrome Using Human iPSC-Based Cerebral Organoid and Chimeric Mouse Models”.

3rd International Conference of T21RS Young Investigator Program

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Publications

We are looking for new members for our Committee.

Contact us to be protagonists in our Society!

secretariatecnicat21rs@bcocongresos.com

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