[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1037838]
A/Pr Alex Hewitt
Brief description Common causes of blindness, such as macular degeneration, myopia, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma will be interrogated using a range of emerging molecular techniques. Large population-based cohorts will be studied to dissect complex gene-environment interactions. Data from case-control cohorts will be interrogated using new epigenetic techniques and Next Generation Sequencing will be used to identify rare disease-causing mutations.
Funding Amount $AUD 367,946.17
Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships
Peter Doherty Biomedical ECF