Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP180100017 [ 2018-01-25 - 2021-12-31 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Michael Piper (Chief Investigator) ,  A/Prof Thomas Burne (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Transcriptional regulation of brain size during development. This project aims to understand the fundamental mechanisms through which intermediate progenitor cell (IPC) formation is regulated within the cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex plays a key role in functions central to our existence, including emotion, behaviour, learning and memory. During development, cortical neural stem cells produce neurons via IPCs. This project expects to discover the genetic programs regulating neuronal production, providing significant conceptual advances in this key field. This will provide significant benefits, such as enhancing our understanding of how overall brain size is regulated during development.

Funding Amount $419,122

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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