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STRENGTHENING THE SFAX UNIVERSITY EXPERTISE FOR DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF EPILEPTIC ENCEPHALOPATHIES

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Project "SEED" data sheet

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Coordinator
SFAX UNIVERSITY 

Organization address
address: ROUTE DE L'AEROPORT km 0,5
city: SFAX
postcode: 3029
website: www.ipeis.rnu.tn

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 Coordinator Country Tunisia [TN]
 Total cost 799˙916 €
 EC max contribution 799˙916 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.4.b. (Twinning of research institutions)
 Code Call H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-03
 Funding Scheme CSA
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-10-01   to  2022-09-30

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SFAX UNIVERSITY TN (SFAX) coordinator 351˙172.00
2    UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE FR (Marseille) participant 262˙143.00
3    UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN BE (ANTWERPEN) participant 186˙600.00

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 Project objective

Epileptic encephalopathies (EE) are heterogenous epilepsy syndromes associated with severe cognitive disturbance. EE vary in their onset age, seizure types, electroencephalographic patterns and etiologies. New molecular technologies increased the genetic diagnosis rate. Inline with EU orientations and Twinning requirements, the SEED project will provide Sfax University (SU), with capacity building in excellence and innovation for earlier clinical and genetic diagnosis of EE, thanks to collaboration with AMU and UA, two internationally leading organisations for the diagnosis of EE. Early clinical and genetic diagnosis allows early management, improves prognosis and reduces health costs. The SEED project will: 1) strengthen the medical and technological capacity towards innovative technologies of SU in the field of EE 2) allow access to scientific excellence at international level for members of the SU which will lead ultimately to a better integration into international networks in MENA and EU regions. The successful implementation of this strategy will rely on specific actions including: 1)enhancement of the existing and the creation of innovative scientific and technical collaborations through short-term staff exchanges and short-term on-site training activities; 2)training young researchers from SU to become trainers; 3)creating an experts’network for EE management centred at SU; 4) increasing awareness among the patient’s families through targeted dissemination and communication activities and 5) developing a strategy to sustain network activity beyond the project deadline. Through the completion of these activities, and with the support of AMU and UA, SU will be able to significantly reduce networking gaps, to increase its ability to compete for international research funds and to link further with stakeholders. In addition, thanks the SEED project, SU will become the reference center for the clinic and genetic diagnosis of EE in the MENA region.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Marwa Kharrat, Chahnez Triki, Marwa Maalej, Sihem Ncir, Marwa Ammar, Fatma Kammoun, Faiza Fakhfakh
First description of an unusual novel double mutation in MECP2 co-occurring with the m.827A>G mutation in the MT-RNR1 gene associated with angelman-like syndrome
published pages: 37-44, ISSN: 0736-5748, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2019.10.002
International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 79 2019-11-22
2017 Marwa Kharrat, Yosra Kamoun, Fatma Kamoun, Emna Ellouze, Marwa Maalej, Nourhene Fendri-Kriaa, Leila Ammar-Keskes, Neila Belghith, Ali Gargouri, Chahnez Triki, Faiza Fakhfakh
Clinical, Molecular, and Computational Analysis in Patients With a Novel Double Mutation and a New Synonymous Variant in MeCP2: Report of the First Missense Mutation Within the AT-hook1 Cluster in Rett Syndrome
published pages: 694-703, ISSN: 0883-0738, DOI: 10.1177/0883073817701622
Journal of Child Neurology 32/8 2019-11-22
2017 Marwa Kharrat, Ines Hsairi, Hajer Doukali, Nourhene Fendri-Kriaa, Hassen Kammoun, Leila Ammar-keskes, Chahnez Triki, Faiza Fakhfakh
Phenotypic variability in two infants sharing the same MECP2 mutation: evidence of chromosomal rearrangements and high sister-chromatid exchange levels in Rett syndrome
published pages: 251-258, ISSN: 0300-9009, DOI: 10.1007/s13760-016-0667-5
Acta Neurologica Belgica 117/1 2019-11-22
2019 Marwa Ben Jdila, Chahnez Triki, Bochra Ben Rhouma, Rihab Ben Jomaa, Abir Ben Issa, Leila Ammar-Keskes, Fatma Kamoun, Faiza Fakhfakh
A novel C-terminal truncated mutation in hCDKL5 protein causing a severe West syndrome: Comparison with previous truncated mutations and genotype/phenotype correlation
published pages: 22-30, ISSN: 0736-5748, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2018.09.006
International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 72 2019-11-22

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