ALS Exome

About the project

ALS is a fatal neurodegenerative and heterogeneous disease, with only a fraction of cases being explained by causative mutations in more than two dozen identified ALS genes. The genetic epidemiology of ALS varies among ethnic groups, but there is a significant bias towards patients of  European ancestry in sequencing data. Therefore, the main objective of this project is to identify novel genetic causes of ALS in understudied populations, specifically in Mongolia and Egypt.


Start of the project

March 1st, 2023

Running time

36 months

Project partners

> Department of Neurology, Ulm

> Institute of Human Genetics, Ulm

Project leadership

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schlesner

Project sponsor

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft




Contact Person

Jonas Frank
Research Assistant
Lehrstuhl für Biomedizinische Informatik, Data Mining und Data Analytics
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