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Precision Medicine in Dravet Syndrome

(Developmental Biology and Disease Models)

Timeline: 4 years, 2018-2021

Project Costs:120.000 €

Máximo Ibo Galindo


Project Hypothesis and Goals: the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster is a suitable animal to study Dravet syndrome



Impact and Innovation

Current models to understand Dravet syndrome are mostly based on complete elimination of the gene function in mutant mice or overexpression of mutations in cultured cells and do not represent the clinical diversity of the disease. Our models, based on the same mutations found in patients and expressed in physiological conditions in whole animals, are a novel approach complementary to the current models.

Cost until December 2019 covered
Cost until December 2020: 30,000 €

Cooperative Organizations

Universitat Politècnica de València Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe.


ApoyoDravet, Indacea, Generalitat Valenciana.

The Apoyodravet Association (AD) central pillars are social innovation, patient-oriented technology and the promotion of research in the service of disease modification.

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