[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1042370]
Prof John Olynyk
Brief description Disorders of iron excess or insufficiency are common. A major complication of iron overload is liver disease. Another major cause of liver disease is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Most causes of liver disease injure the liver by similar mechanisms. This project will discover new mechanisms by which iron may cause cancer, arthritis, liver and cardiac disease and will define new diagnostic tests and treatments for disorders of iron metabolism and liver disease.
Funding Amount $AUD 467,068.45
Funding Scheme Practitioner Fellowships