Genome-wide association studies to identify major genetic determinants of 5 blinding eye diseases using pooled DNA [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Identifying genes for 5 blinding diseases

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Jamie Craig (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Alex Hewitt A/Pr Kathryn Burdon A/Pr Stuart Macgregor Prof Peter Mccluskey

Brief description This project aims to find important genes for 5 diseases that can lead to blindness. We will use a cost-effective approach where samples from a large number of individuals with a given disorder are pooled (mixed together) and then compared on gene chips covering the whole genome to a pool of people who do not have the disease. Differences identified between the groups will point to genes causing that disease. We will identify any major genes for the 5 diseases being studied.

Funding Amount $AUD 562,193.07

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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