Foundation is pleased to announce the Research Projects which we are funding
University of Melbourne, Victoria who is investigating Promoting myelin repair by targeting Wnt
Foundation is honoured to be co-funding this important Research Project with
the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Steven Petratos, Monash
University, Victoria. Dr Petratos’
Project Grant is titled, “A novel approach to reduce the impact of progressive MS”.
Dr Petratos is the only Australian researcher to receive funding from
the International Progressive MS Alliance in their inaugural round of funding.
This Project Grant is a continuation of this research.
The International Progressive MS
Alliance is working together to connect resources and experts around the world
to find answers and develop solutions to end progressive MS. MS Research Australia, with whom the
Foundation works closely, has joined MS organisations from around the world in
a global alliance to end progressive MS.
Coordinated by the MSIF, this Alliance is the most ambitious
collaborative project the global MS movement has ever embarked upon.
3. Associate Professor
University of Melbourne, Victoria.
A/Prof Hughes has been awarded an Incubator Grant titled, “Peptide drugs to
4. Dr Lawrence Ong, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, who is investigating The role of Vitamin D related genes in MS.
The Foundation is honoured to be co-funding this important Research Project with the National Health and Medical Research Council.
As is always
the case, these Projects were recommended for funding by MS Research
Australia’s Research Management Council following assessment, evaluation and
ranking, including a peer-review process. The projects were then
considered and approved for funding by the Foundation’s honorary Scientific
Research Committee and Board of Directors.
heartfelt gratitude to our very generous Sponsors and supporters whose great
generosity is enabling us to continue to make a significant contribution to MS
research in Australia and also contribute to the world-wide effort.