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 2014 Down Syndrome Symposium

​The 3rd annual LCI Down Syndrome Symposium will be held on Friday, October 31 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Hensel Phelps West Auditorium in Research Complex 1 North on the Anschutz Medical Campus.


This year the symposium will begin with an introduction to the subject of Down syndrome by Larry Gold (SomaLogic) and Tom Blumenthal (Crnic Institute), followed by our keynote speaker, Angelika Amon, from MIT, who will talk on the the general effects of aneuploidy. Her research has significant implications how an extra chromosome produces effects at the cellular level. 

Last year the Linda Crnic Institute funded 13 research projects at the University of Colorado AMC and Boulder campuses, plus one at National Jewish.  The remainder of this year's symposium will consist of talks from Linda Crnic Institute faculty, some of the grant recipients describing their projects and progress to date, and the three winners of the BioFrontiers Post-doctoral Awards in Down Syndrome. We hope that this will serve to provide a broad overview of the sorts of proposals we are interested in supporting (Also see our Grand Challenges). Finally, Tom Blumenthal will end with a description of this year's grants program, planned for 10 grants totaling one million dollars.