Molecular genetic risk factors and mechanisms in blinding eye disease [ 2014 - 2018 ]

Also known as: Understanding genetic causes of blindness

Research Grant

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Researchers: A/Pr Kathryn Burdon (Principal investigator)

Brief description This project aims to understand the genetic causes of blinding eye diseases. We have recently identified genetic variation that contributes to the risk of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. We are exploring the mechanisms through which this leads to disease by looking at differences in the genes in patients with disease compared to unaffected individuals. We hope to be able to identify genes that could be the target of new therapies to prevent blindness and visual impairment in the community.

Funding Amount $AUD 631,010.39

Funding Scheme Research Fellowships

Notes Research Fellowship

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