Principal Investigators

    Dr Sarah Gordon


    University of Melbourne

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    The functional interplay between alpha synuclein and synaptophysin in synaptic vesicle recycling

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 269,760

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, affecting 7 million people worldwide. a-synuclein is a protein in that brain that is likely to contribute to the death of brain cells in PD, but the normal role of the protein remains unknown. This study will investigate the function of a-synuclein in maintaining normal healthy brain activity. In addition, this work will help us understand the processes that go awry in neurodegenerative disease states such as PD.

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