First Seeding Grant project received follow-up funding
Solve-RD Seeding Grant recipient Alessandro Sessa successfully obtained a competitive grant from the Telethon/CARIPLO alliance in Italy.
Alessandro Sessa and his group at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano, Italy have received Seeding Grant funding in April 2021 to validate rare missense variants identified by Siddharth Banka at the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, UK. Based on preliminary data generated with the Solve-RD funding Alessandro Sessa successfully applied for a competitive grant from the Telethon/CARIPLO alliance (Italy) to continue the analysis (250.000€/2 years). The call (the first of its kind) was in support of basic research projects focusing on the study of genes/gene families, proteins, and RNA molecules whose function is unknown in rare diseases of genetic and non-genetic origin.