Overcome Syngap1 aims at raising awareness on the SYNGAP1 genetic disorder, helping families affected by the disease and raising funds to find a cure.Mutations of the SYNGAP1 gene in humans can cause intellectual disability and/or epilepsy. This gene is also related to autism.
Our organization has a branch in Canada and a branch in France, and presently funds:
- a research project with the McGill University in Montréal and Prof. Bowie
- a research project with the Ste Justine Hospital unit in Montréal, Canada (Professor Michaud team)
- a research project with the Interdisciplinary Institute of Neurosciences (IINS) in Bordeaux, France (Professor Choquet team).
We created this organization to support the families affected by the disease and fund research. Our hope? To find a cure and ease our patients’ lives and help them to develop.