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RING 14 NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATION
HELP AND RESEARCH FOR CHILDREN WITH RARE GENETIC DISEASES

Scientific board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is the body that assists the Ring 14 International Board of Directors in defining strategies of the Association and in evaluating projects under consideration.

Main tasks of the SAB:
- Identify appropriate and innovative objectives for scientific research that could lead to advances in the knowledge and treatment of Chromosome 14 syndromes.
- Manage Peer Review associated with grant proposals submitted to Ring 14.
- Identify strategies to engage and interest researchers on Chromosome 14 syndromes (e.g., symposia, conferences, workshops).
- Provide guidance on collected data and samples from families to help facilitate effective research strategies on Chromosome 14 syndromes.
- Evaluate the scientific validity of reports, including those made public, produced in the name of or on behalf of the Association. All documents to be published by the Association (articles, presentations at conferences ...) containing scientific content are provided to SAB by the Board of Ring14 for review.
- Exercise advisory functions on all matters conferred to it by the Ring 14 Board.

Composition and main Functions:
- The members of the SAB are scientists selected and appointed by the Board of Directors of the Association Ring14 International.
- SAB members should be scientists of high international profile, with expertise in genetics, neurology, cell biology, or other appropriate disciplines.
- The role required of SAB members is not limited to their specific expertise. Each member should be able to discuss, evaluate and participate in all the activities of the SAB. Every member of SAB must be a scientist with a broad view.
- Members of the SAB are appointed as individuals and not as representatives of a particular organization, institution, or interest group. Their obligation is to act in the best interests of the Association of Ring14 International.
- SAB appointments shall be for three years and may be renewed.

SAB MEMBERS 2015-2017 commision:

Scientific Committee

Prof. Neri Giovanni

Chair
Cattolica University Rome - Italy
http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/giovanni_neri/

Prof. Neri Giovanni

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Scientific Committee

Prof. Antonarakis Stylianos

University of Genève - Switzerland
http://medgen.unige.ch/

Prof. Antonarakis Stylianos

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Scientific Committee

Prof. De Camilli Pietro

Yale School of Medicine - USA
https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/decamilli/

Prof. De Camilli Pietro

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Scientific Committee

Prof. Dewoody Andrew

Purdue University - USA
https://web.ics.purdue.edu/~dewoody/DeWoody/wordpress/

Prof. Dewoody Andrew

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Scientific Committee

Prof. Hieter Phil

The University of British Columbia - Canada
http://www.msl.ubc.ca/faculty/hieter

Prof. Hieter Phil

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