Happy 2020


The year is coming to an end, and we have made great progress for MINDDS during 2019. As a pan-European research community, we have worked worked across our Continent sharing our knowledge on rare neurodevelopmental disorders. We started the year in Malta, welcomed February in Leuven, saw April in Dublin, connected during June in Gothenborg, got together in July in Vienna and Thessiloniki and met mid-term in Istanbul.

We have held Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) and Workshops to share our expertise and build our network, and reached out via our Open MINDDS sessions to a greater research audience. We look forward to expanding our network further, and invite you to share the news of MINDDS to your colleagues, co-workers and patients – together we will understand the relationship between genetic risk and NDD biology.

MINDDS wishes you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.


Understanding rare neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) has the potential drive major new therapies for the common NDD of schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).