Principal Investigators

    Prof George Mellick


    Griffith University

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Identification of Parkinson's disease genes in Queensland families showing patterns of Mendelian inheritance.

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 311,253

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    In rare cases, Parkinson’s disease can be inherited through the generations of a family and it is possible to identify genetic changes that lead to this type of disease. This project aims to use new genetic sequencing technologies in several Australian families with inherited PD to find new genes that cause disease. This research will not only help these families but will teach us more about the reasons brain cells degenerate in this condition and other similar age-related brain diseases.

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