2018 Round of Funding
With our profound appreciation to our very generous Sponsors, donors and supporters, the Trish Foundation is pleased to announce research funding for grants commencing January 2018. These grants were recommended for funding following a thorough review of applications by external peer reviewers and MS Research Australia’s expert Research Management Council. MS Research Australia’s robust procedures ensure that the most rigorous science, with the greatest potential for success are funded.
The Trish Foundation is contributing to the following four Research Projects:
Which genes are involved in progressive MS?
Associate Professor Justin Rubio and his Co-investigators Associate Professor Stephen Leslie and Associate Professor Michael Barnett have been awarded a MS Research Australia Project Grant for two years investigating the DNA from single cells in the brain to better understand progressive MS.
Development of a new drug to overcome progressive multiple sclerosis
The Trish Foundation has partnered with MS Research Australia to fully fund some additional research of Dr Steven Petratos from Monash University. Dr Petratos has been awarded a one year Project Grant to test a drug that could stop and potentially reverse progressive MS. Dr Petratos’ Co-investigator is Dr Kaylene Young from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania.
A potential therapy for progressive forms of MS
The Trish Foundation is supporting a three-year MS Research Australia Project Grant awarded to Dr Peter Crouch who will begin preclinical trials of a therapy for progressive multiple sclerosis” at The University of Melbourne. Dr Crouch’s Co-investigators are Dr James Hilton, Dr Blaine Roberts, Dr Paul Donnelly and Dr Dominic Hare.
A Cure via Repair and Regeneration
The Foundation is contributing to a MS Research Australia Project Grant titled “Enhancing Myelin repair in multiple sclerosis” at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, VIC, led by Professor Trevor Kilpatrick. Co-investigators for this three year project are Dr Simon Murray, Ms Michele Binder, Professor Bernard Zalc, Dr Junhua Xiao, Dr Anne Desmazieres and Professor Robyn McCallen.