As many of you know I have been working on neuronopathic Gaucher Disease for over a decade in my lab at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. We have made great progress creating the “building blocks” of understanding.
This progress has happened because of the support received by the CGRF – or more personally – because of your generous support. However, one of the frustrating aspects with research in this area is the small number of people who have been working on this disease. The meeting that was held in Atlanta brought together in an informal setting 25 brain experts from around the world, some of whom had previously worked on Gaucher Disease and a number who were totally new to the field but work on various aspects of brain diseases. Getting this group together was of enormous importance, as it is sure to foster new collaborations and new ways of thinking about the disease.