A genome-wide association scan to identify genetic risk factors for sight threatening diabetic retinopathy [ 2010 - 2013 ]

Also known as: The Genetic Study of Diabetic Eye Disease

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Researchers: A/Pr Kathryn Burdon (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Jac Charlesworth Prof Jamie Craig A/Pr Mark Daniell Prof Mark Gillies
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Brief description Diabetic eye disease is an important complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. Very little is known about how diabetes causes eye disease, but genetics is known to play a role. We aim to identify genes that contribute to eye disease in diabetes patients. We will compare genes between patients with diabetes with and without severe diabetic eye disease using cutting edge genomic technology. We hope to be able to better predict risk of blindness and to move towards novel treatments.

Funding Amount $AUD 982,203.17

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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