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Completed research projects

Completed research projects


McLean 12 (Dundee, UK) - EBS Genotyping Database

Hickerson 1 (Dundee, UK) - Development of a Skin Fragility Assessment Tool

Hickerson 2 (Dundee, UK) - ­­­Delivery of antisense oligonucleotides to the basal layer using ultrasound

Inman-South 1 (Dundee, UK) – TGFβ signalling in RDEB Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Project funded by Cure EB (formerly known as the Sohana Research Fund):
LENTICOL F (London, UK)Can gene-modified skin cells provide a useful treatment for RDEB?


ADSTEM (London) – Understanding how allogeneic mesenchymal stromal cells can modify disease severity in RDEB (Funded by Cure EB - Sohana Research Fund)

Brunton 1 (Edinburgh) – Defining the role of kindlin-1 in the regulation of microtubule stability and mitosis


Uitto 1 (Philadelphia, USA) – Novel approaches for read-through of nonsense mutations in COL7A1

Bauer 5 (Austria, Italy, Germany) – To develop therapies which combine ex vivo gene therapy with stem cell transplantation for Junctional EB

Gaggioli 2 (Nice, France) – To validate findings that will develop a drug to counteract scarring and Squamous Cell Carcinoma in patients with Recessive Dystrophic EB

Tolar 3 (Minnesota, USA) – Limbal stem-cell therapy for RDEB

Roopenian 2 (Maine, USA) – To identify modifier genes in Junctional EB that affect the severity of symptoms experienced by different patients with the same primary gene defect 


Hubbard 1 (London) - Longitudinal retrospective study on bone health in adults with RDEB


O'Toole (London) – Dissecting the role of basement membrane components in a xenograft model of cutaneous SCC


McGrath (London) – Determining the molecular basis of currently uncharacterised forms of Epidermolysis Bullosa

Liossi (Southampton) – Quality of life in young people with Epidermolysis Bullosa

McLean/Heagerty 1 (Dundee/Solihull) – To be in a position to move to clinical trials of siRNA on EB Simplex

Qasim 2 – (Funded by Sohana Research Fund and administrated by DEBRA) – Funding towards the purchase of high speed and ultracentrifuge equipment required for the translational research in the pre-clinical development of gene therapies for EB.


South (Dundee) – Preclinical assessment of PLK 1 inhibitors for the treatment of Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa associated with squamous cell carcinoma

Sonnenberg (Amsterdam) – Studying Kindler Syndrome in a zebrafish model system


Projects funded by Cure EB (previously Sohana Research Fund):

EBSTEM (London) A Phase I/II Clinical Trial of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) in RDEB

Tolar 2 (Minnesota, USA) – To develop TALEN gene-correction technology re individualised stem-cell therapy options for children with RDEB

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