The purpose of SMA Europe is to provide a framework to stimulate collaboration and accelerate translational research pathways in SMA and promote patient care.

  1. SMA Europe awards new research grants through its 9th call for research proposals

    SMA research receives vital funds from SMA Europe. Based on the recommendations received by its Scientific Advisory Board, SMA Europe awarded a total of €357,800 Euros to 3 cutting-edge SMA research projects through its 9th Call for Research Proposals. The Scientific Advisory Board reviewed and scored 21 very high level SMA research proposals. As only […]


  2. SMA Europe organises first European SMA Research Conference!

    SMA Europe organises the first SMA Research Conference, which will take place in Krakow, Poland, between 25th & 27th January 2018. We have an exciting programme and talks by most of the world experts in SMA: Key note: Where have we come, where do we go? Arthur Burghes Session 1: SMN function importance in the […]


  3. The liver is a therapeutic target in SMA.

    Professor Tom Gillingwater and Professor Simon Parson, at Edinburgh & Aberdeen Universities respectively, have found that the liver is a therapeutic target in SMA. The results of this investigation have been published in the Nature journal, Scientific Reports. This study was partly funded by The SMA Trust and SMA Europe, amongst others. Decreased levels of […]


  4. A role for mitochondria in SMA

    A team at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago discovers a role for mitochondria in SMA. They identified functional and structural defects to the cells’ power houses, called mitochondria, which contribute to the motor neuron’s degeneration. These defects occur before the onset of SMA symptoms. Although the […]