Oliver’s Story

About us

Association of Genetic Therapy, z.s. is a voluntary organization of patients and professionals whose aim is to support the research on potential treatment of rare genetic disorders such as Angelman syndrome (AS). We bring together experts, public, families and organizations to find the ways of financing research in the area of rare diseases. The research has been started and is led by a member of our scientific board – Assoc. prof. Radislav Sedláček, PhD. - Director of the Czech Center for Phenogenomics.


This research has the potential to discover functioning mechanisms of many more related conditions such as Autism, Rett syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and Alzheimer. We want to bridge the medical findings from human genetics of real patients with the basic research on mouse models to accelerate research by making more accurate research models and bring practical treatment of the genetic diseases into the medical practice as quickly as possible.


The Association of Genetic Therapy, z.s. was founded in July 2018 after our son was diagnosed Angelman syndrome. This rare genetic disorder (about 50 patients in the Czechia and Slovakia) is causing mental retardation, absent of speech, lagging in motor skills, epilepsy and other unpleasant symptoms. People with AS are during whole life dependent on the help of others. This condition is caused by fault in DNA on the 15th chromosome. We initiated basic research on potential treatment of this syndrome in the Czech Republic.

News from research

New project “Bake for the angels”

New project “Bake for the angels”

23. 9. 2021 With this contribution we would like to thank the grandparents of little angel Kryštof for their project "Bake for the angels".  The "sweet breakfast" project was founded by the grandmother and grandfather of a boy who was not lucky enough...

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New member of the expert board – MUDr. Alena Zumrová, Ph.D.

New member of the expert board – MUDr....

10. 4. 2021 We are incredibly honoured to welcome a new addition to our team on the expert board. We greatly appreciate the doctor for her lifetime of experience in neurology and her willingness to support patient efforts. Our core mission is to...

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THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ANGELMAN SYNDROME

THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ANGELMAN SYNDROME

17. 2. 2021 PRAGUE (FEBRUARY 16, 2021) - The Dancing House was lit up in blue on Monday, February 15. Under the auspices of Mayor Jana Černochová and Deputy Mayor Alexandra Udženii of the Prague 2 Municipal District on the occasion of the...

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