Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170103000 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers A/Prof Aleksandra Filipovska; A/Prof Oliver Rackham

Brief description This project aims to understand mitochondrial gene expression and energy production. Energy production is important for living things to grow and develop. In mammals, the mitochondria, the energy producing “powerhouses of the cell”, contain their own genetic assembly instructions. This project aims to understand these genetic instructions, revealing how genes control energy production. This project will characterise the genetic instructions, the mitochondrial transcriptome and the proteins that control them. These advances are expected to provide a mechanistic understanding of how gene expression responds to changes in cellular energy demands. This knowledge will generate new biotechnological tools for Australian science and will have important long-term implications for improving agriculture and medicine

Funding Amount $457,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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