Tourette Syndrome Genetics
                          The Southern and Eastern Europe Initiative

funded by the Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.


May 14, 2010...

Representatives from 11 countries participated at the kick-off meeting of the COST Action European Network for the Study of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome funded by COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology.

The meeting was held in Dresden, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome.

August 24, 2009...

The second meeting of the TSGeneSEE team takes place in Budapest, Hungary.

In conjunction with the International Conference held by the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the 2nd meeting of the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome, the TSGeneSEE team met in Budapest in order to discuss the progress of the project, coordinate future efforts and set immediate goals towards the achievement of the overall aims of the project.

First row from left to right: Tomasz Wolanczyk (Poland), Peristera Paschou (Greece), Peter Nagy (Hungary), Luca Farkas (Hungary), Christos Androutsos (Greece).
Top row from left to right: Csaba Barta (Hungary), Renata Rizzo (Italy), Giuseppe Banfi (Italy), Mauro Porta (Italy).

March 11, 2009...

The TSGeneSEE team joins the Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome Genomewide Association Study Replication Initiative (GGRI).

At a workshop held in Bethesda,MD, funded by the NINDS, a new consortium of investigators studying hte genetic basis of TS was formed. The GGRI is a team of researchers from more than 15 countries from around the world, who have joined their efforts in order to collect a large independent sample from individuals with TS, with a goal to replicate the findings of the recent Genomewide Association Study (GWAS) performed by the Tourette Syndrome Genetics International Consortium for Genetics (unpublished). It is estimated that through this initiative more than 1,500 DNA samples from individuals with TS are going to be contributed towards the aims of the GGRI. An equal number of ancestry matched controls is also going to become available for the purposes of this study. Together with the results of the TSAICG GWAS, the GGRI holds the promise to uncover the genetic background of TS.

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November 11, 2008...

Almost one week remaining to our training workshop in Athens! 

aTHENS, November 19 2008

Clinician training workshop

(Participation: by invitation only)
  • Schedule of events: please follow this link
  • Hotel info:
Divani Palace Acropolis
19-25 Parthenonos Str.
Athens, Greece

Closest metro station: Acropoli (less than 10 minutes walk from hotel)

Directions from airport:
By metro: about 30 minutes. Take metro (blue line) to Syntagma station and change to Acropolis station (red line)

By taxi: 40 minutes to one hour depending on traffic

This workshop is supported by the Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. and Democritus University of Thrace