[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/633010]
Prof Thomas Becker
Brief description This proposal uses the zebra fish system, which it is uniquely suited to investigate the regulation of disease genes. In all of these diseases preliminary work has already been performed and screening assays have been developed in a previous project (ZF-MODELS). In addition, the project will investigate genetic abnormalities of the eye and visual processing, genetic pathways underlying tissue regeneration and repair, and homologs of human genes related to diabetes and obesity, as well as infectious disease and cancer. The Australian component will perform a systematic characterisation of enhancer elements of potential disease genes. This characterisation will build on the concept of genomic regulatory blocks (GRBs) which contain highly conserved non-coding elements (HCNEs) acting as long-range enhancers of developmental genes (recently discovered by T. Becker in the ZF-MODELS project).
Funding Amount $AUD 644,035.38
Funding Scheme Targeted Calls
Aust/EU Collaborative Research Grant