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Developing insight into the molecular origins of familial and sporadic frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1095215]

Researchers: A/Pr Ian Blair (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Julie Atkin A/Pr Justin Yerbury A/Pr Mark Molloy A/Pr Tim Karl
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Brief description There is strong evidence that frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) represent a spectrum of neurodegenerative disease with common origins. A combined study of FTD/ALS patient cohorts will provide greater power to identify these shared molecular origins. We aim to discover gene variants that cause, predispose, or modify onset and progression of inherited and sporadic FTD/ALS, and validate and study our discoveries in new cell and animal models of these disorders.

Funding Amount $AUD 6,690,131.59

Funding Scheme Targeted Calls

Notes Boosting Dementia Research Initiative – Team Grant

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