[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1110206]
A/Pr Marnie Blewitt
Brief description All the information to form an adult is contained in the DNA of the fertilized egg. Development is achieved by turning genes on and off, controlled by proteins called epigenetic modifiers. Sometimes this fails, leading to disease. Despite their vital role, we have data on just 20% of the potential epigenetic modifiers in humans. I will use novel screen-based technology to find hundreds more, to enable us and others to characterise the role of epigenetics in normal development and disease.
Funding Amount $AUD 470,143.12
Funding Scheme Career Development Fellowships
RD Wright Biomedical CDF