NCL Disease


NCL Resource - A gateway for Batten disease

Welcome to the new NCL resource webpages!

This site serves as a global gateway for any with an interest in or affected by Batten disease, also known as the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL), or who wish to find out more.

Announcement of NCL 17th International Congress

NCL2021 news

NCL2021 is a hybrid in-person / virtual meeting. We will be presenting a virtual poster on CLN3 data on 7th October.


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NCL mutation and patient databases

Summary of mutations and patients by gene

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Diagnosis, diagnostic services, nomenclature and treatments

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Batten disease, treatments and support groups

Group of NCL researchers at a conference


Resources for research

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NCL meetings

International meetings and large collaborative research projects

One user reported in Nov 2009 "After scouring the internet for the past few weeks and sifting through scientific journals, personal testimonies, and clinical studies, I continue to return to your NCL website.   At least for me, it is by far the most accessible, user-friendly, and informative site for the layperson that I have found and subsequently used.   Thank you for providing this resource--to the global community, indeed",  and another more briefly in 2012 "I thought your Batten webpage was fantastic".

Website maintained by Emily Gardner and Sara Mole

University College London

Last updated 7/04/2021