Dr. Marta del Campo and Dr. Charlotte Teunissen (Neurochemistry Lab VUmc) were awarded from the Netherlands: Rapid Response2017 program by the Weston Brain Institute

The Rapid Response program was created to catalyze and jumpstart the development of safe and effective treatments for these diseases. The program provides short-term grants (two years) as seed funding for novel, high-risk, high-reward translational research projects. Marta will be applying an innovative technology to discover and validate novel CSF biomarkers for discrimination of pathological subtypes of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which will allow the appropriate selection of cases in clinical trials ultimately easing the development of successful therapies.

The grant is 200k from the Weston Brain Institute (http://westonbraininstitute.ca/).