2015 Round of Funding
The Foundation is pleased to announce
the Research Projects which we will be funding commencing 2015:
Dr Holly Cate – Project Grant.
Enhancing myelin repair by attenuating reactive astrocytes. Department of
Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Melbourne. Part funding for two years.
Dr Jessica Fletcher – Fellowship.
Investigating novel molecular events for promoting central nervous system
myelination and remyelination. Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience,
University of Melbourne. Part funding
for three years.
Dr Natalie Payne – Incubator
Grant. Transcriptome profiling of neural cells derived from MS
patient-specific iPSCs. Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute,
Monash University. Full funding.
Dr Fiona Mckay – Incubator Grant.
Using MS susceptibility genes to understand the role of EBV in MS
pathogenesis. University of Sydney.
The Projects, as is always the case,
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.
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to our big-hearted Sponsors
and supporters whose tremendous generosity is enabling us to continue making a
significant contribution to MS research in Australia.