Principal Investigators

    A/Pr Massimo Hilliard


    University of Queensland

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Understanding the role of TDP-43 in motor neuron disease.

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 438,242

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Motor neuron disease (MND) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease with no cure. The cause of MND is poorly understood but new research has shown that defects in TDP-43, an RNA binding protein involved in gene regulation, can lead to the disease. This project is aimed at discovering the molecular mechanisms of TDP-43 function, which will improve the understanding of the disease and aid in the development of new therapies.

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