The Young Alliance Against Multiple System Atrophy, YAMSA in short, was founded by 12 students at a summer school hosted by the German National Academic Foundation ("Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes", which is the largest and oldest fellowship program for students in Germany) in 2016. Our group works interdisciplinary and combines various subjects: medical students and doctors (majority), psychology, biomedicine, chemistry and bioentrepreneurship.
Since November 2018 we are also a registered charitable association. We see a lot of potential in MSA-research: it can act as a model system for other alpha-synucleopathies which don't draw a lot of attention by the public or researchers.
We are supported in our effort by our mentors Prof. Wolfgang Oertel, Prof. Johannes Levin and Prof. Armin Giese, renowned researchers in the field of neurodegeneration.
Our articles of association can be found here (German):
Our member statutes (German):
OUR PARTICIPATING DOCTORS