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Research projects

Clinical and genetic studies of Usher Syndrome

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress


Moa Wahlqvist

Research subject

Research environments

Ongoing research project aimed at genetic mapping of Usher Syndrome, early diagnosis through clinical genetic examinations and gene therapy, oriented towards both the eye and ear. Studies of hearing and visual development in a life perspective. Studies of cognitive functions in children and adults with Usher Syndrome. Studies of psychosocial consequences, anxiety and depression in adults with Usher Syndrome.


Research funding bodies

  • Swedish Hearing Research Foundation (Hörselforskningsfonden)
  • Swedish Fund Nyckelfonden
  • Region Örebro County


  • Bill M Kimberling, University of Iowa
  • Richard Smith, University of Iowa, USA
  • Ronald Pennings, University of Nijmegen