Principal Investigators

    A/Pr Julie Atkin


    Macquarie University

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Disruption to intracellular trafficking as a central pathogenic mechanism in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 457,523

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    There are several different forms of ALS (MND), but the disease appears very similar in terms of symptoms and pathology. We have identified a common disease process shared by several different forms of ALS, which suggests that this is the underlying mechanism by which motor neurons die. This study will investigate whether we can develop new drug targets based on this mechanism in animal disease models. This may ultimately assist in the development of new treatments for ALS.

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