Characterisation of eurl, a novel gene implicated in the etiology of abnormal brain development and intellectual disability [ 2012 - 2015 ]

Also known as: The role of the novel gene eurl during brain development and in adulthood

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Researchers: A/Pr Julian Heng (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Matilda Haas

Brief description Intellectual disability affects around one per cent of Australians, and can arise from genetic abnormalities during fetal life, such as through abnormal regulation of gene expression. We have identified a novel gene, known as eurl, which controls brain assembly as well as the ability of neurons to form functional connections within the brain. We will investigate how this novel gene controls brain development, and characterise eurl as a potential therapeutic target for learning and memory.

Funding Amount $AUD 597,541.28

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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