Principal Investigators

    Dr Michael Lazarou


    Monash University

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Defining the machinery for mitochondrial turnover governed by the Parkinson’s Disease proteins PINK1 and Parkin

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 294,163

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system in which the underlying cause is mostly unknown. To pave the way to a better understanding of what goes wrong, this study will investigate the function of PINK1 and Parkin, two proteins that are mutated in inherited forms of the disease that play important roles in maintaining cellular health. The results of this study will be used in exploring new therapeutic targets for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms.

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