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UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE DISCOVERY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1215: tabled on 08 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises the work of researchers at the University of Dundee who have identified a key mechanism that damages the cornea in Meesmann epithelial corneal dystrophy, a rare blinding disorder which is passed from parents to their children; notes the collaboration of scientists at the University of Dundee, University of Ulster and colleagues in Denmark who have discovered that faults in a gene that is responsible for corneal cell structure and stability lead to protein misfolding and cell death; commends Fight for Sight, Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council whose funding in the UK has made this discovery possible; and welcomes this crucial evidence which is a key factor in determining whether gene or stem cell therapies can be developed.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2016
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Glenrothes
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2016
Luton North
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2016
New Forest East
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 16 March 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2016
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Stirling
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2016
Midlothian
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2016
Leicester East
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Banff and Buchan
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.