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Molecular profiling to identify therapeutic targets for blinding diseases. [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1103329]

Researchers: A/Pr Alex Hewitt (Principal investigator)

Brief description Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying blinding diseases will allow for the development of new therapies. As an ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in genetic eye diseases, this fellowship will enhance the synergy between my current research and clinical practice. During this fellowship I will lead research to uncover further genetic associations for eye disease, as well as interrogate patient-specific cell lines to elucidate specific signatures of disease development.

Funding Amount $AUD 483,868.16

Funding Scheme Practitioner Fellowships

Notes Practitioner Fellowship

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