[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1038018]
Prof Richard Saffery
Brief description Increasing evidence demonstrates that early nutrition, including in pregnancy, has long lasting programming effects on later health of children. Evidence implicates epigenetics (literally ‘above DNA’) in mediating these effects. The most convincing data exists for obesity and related disorders such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease. The focus of this project is on understanding how ‘epigenetic’ mechanisms are influencing the way our genes function to cause these disorders.
Funding Amount $AUD 550,093.62
Funding Scheme Targeted Calls
Aust/EU Collaborative Research Grant