NHMRC funding boost for ANU medical research

Monday 5 December 2016

Researchers from the ANU have received more than $16 million in the latest funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), including major funding for projects to improve health of Indigenous Australians.

The NHMRC funding includes more than $15.6 million for ANU-led Project Grants and $850,000 in Career Development Awards.

ANU researchers are also heavily involved in another $5 million in grants for projects led by other institutions.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said the NHMRC funding supported the University's commitment to outstanding research in health and medical sciences.

"The NHMRC funding is a great outcome for ANU and will help support our researchers as they try to solve some of the major problems and health issues facing Australia and the world," Professor Schmidt said.

Congratulations to the following ANU Medical School researchers who received funding for ANU-led Project Grants:

CIA: Professor Chris Nolan - $834,596 “Targeting insulin hypersecretion to prevent type 1 and type 2 diabetes”

CIA: Professor Narci Teoh - $615,966 “Cholestasis and hepatocyte injury in chronic liver disease”

CIA: Associate Professor Kevin Saliba - $556,114 “Understanding and targeting coenzyme A biosynthesis and utilisation in Plasmodium falciparum.”

CIA: Professor Geoff Farrell - $ 572,857 “Inflammatory pathways to liver fibrosis in non-alcoholic and alcoholic steatohepatitis: reversal by NLRP3 inhibitors”

CIA: Dr Riccardo Natoli - $349,076 “The use of microRNA as novel therapeutic targets for reducing retinal inflammation and degeneration”

CIB: Professor Geoff Farrell - $615,966 “Cholestasis and hepatocyte injury in chronic liver disease”

CID: Professor Narci Teoh - $ 572,857 "Inflammatory pathways to liver fibrosis in non-alcoholic and alcoholic steatohepatitis: reversal by NLRP3 inhibitors”

AI: Professor Jane Dahlstrom - $694 470 “Glutathione transferase Omega 1 as a novel target for sepsis and other inflammatory disorders”.[CIA: Professor Phil Board, JCSMR]

AI: Professor Jane Dahlstrom - $834,596 “Targeting insulin hypersecretion to prevent type 1 and type 2 diabetes”[CIA: Professor Chris Nolan]

 

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