Principal Investigators

    Dr Shyuan Ngo


    University of Queensland

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Bioenergetic deficit in neurodegeneration: studies in motor neuron disease (MND)

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 204,471

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Motor neurone disease (MND) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease. There is no known cause and no known cure. We believe that a defect in the way in which the muscle and nerve cells generate energy to sustain survival causes for there to be added metabolic stress on their already high energetic load, ultimately leading to cell death. This project aims to understand the vicious cycle of energy deficiency that leads to the catastrophic events that cause the death of muscle and nerve cells.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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