[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170101863]
Researchers Prof Ewa Goldys; Prof Stan Gronthos
Brief description This project aims to uncover intimate links between metabolic regulation and longevity in adult stem cells, the source of all cells in the body. Understanding why we age and whether ageing is preventable are research challenges which must be first attacked at a cellular level. This project will try to rejuvenate aged stem cells by interfering with a prospective molecular master switch of aging and also develop an approach to identify and select youthful stem cells. The results are expected to be important beyond informing the science of ageing, in the areas of tissue engineering, wound healing, embryology and cancer.
Funding Amount $385,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects