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MS researchers awarded over

$3.5 million in funding from the NHMRC

 

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has announced their funding results for 2013. Next year, the NHMRC will fund 1,141 new grants with a total of $652 million. MS research will benefit from over $3.5 million in funding to a number of researchers previously funded by the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation and MS Research Australia.  

The Trish Foundation and MS Research Australia would particularly like to congratulate the MS researchers who were successful in the latest grant round:

·         Prof Bruce Taylor at the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania leads a consortium of previous MSRA-funded researchers including Dr Ingrid van der Mei, A/Prof Robyn Lucas, A/Prof Christopher Blizzard, Prof Alan Coulthard, Prof Simon Broadley, A/Prof David Williams and Dr Cameron Shaw who received a Project Grant of $945,000 to investigate ‘The role of environmental and genetic factors in progression of MS’.

·         Prof Graeme Stewart from the Westmead Millennium Institute leads a group including A/Prof David Booth and others who received a Project Grant of $606,700 to investigate ‘Clinical implications of IL7R genotype: from disease risk to disease management’.

·         A/Prof David Booth from the Westmead Millennium Institute leads a group including Dr Marcel Batten, Prof Graeme Stewart and others who received a Project Grant of $491,800 entitled ‘How do the Vitamin D Receptor activation genes CYP27B1 and CYP24A1 alter susceptibility to autoimmune diseases?’.

·         Dr Suzanne Hodgkinson from the University of NSW leads a group who received a Project Grant of $340,900 for ‘Studies on induction of antigen specific T regulatory cells to control autoimmunity’.

Congratulations also to the recipients of NHMRC fellowships:

·         Dr Scott Kolbe from the University of Melbourne received an Early Career Fellowship of $299,500 for his work on ‘Investigating visual neuroplasticity in MS’.

·         Dr David Brown from the University of NSW received a Career Development Fellowship of $439,900 for the project entitled ‘MIC-1/GDF15, CEBPD and neuroinflammation’.

·         Dr Kaylene Young from the University of Tasmania received a Career Development Fellowship of $439,900 for her project ‘Adding new cells to the mature central nervous system: investigating their normal function and potential for repair’.

‘MS Research Australia has again shown how valuable the ‘multiplier’ effect can be’, commented Jeremy Wright, CEO of MSRA, ‘where a smaller investment from generous donors can get the preliminary data needed to support an application for a larger amount of funding from the government. We would like to warmly congratulate all those who were awarded NHMRC funding for 2013’.

The Trish Foundation has previously funded research at the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania and Professor Graeme Stewart and A/Prof David Booth at Westmead Millennium Insititute showcasing to our generous supporters the importance of the ‘multiplier’ effect and how valuable their support is in the pursuit of our goal.

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