[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/585442]
Prof Ryszard Maleszka
A/Pr Jennifer Cornish
Dr Andrew Barron
Brief description The brain stores memories that can last a lifetime and our memory is core to mental health, but we still do not know how memories are stored. Here we explore a radical new theory that memory storage involves chemical modification of the DNA molecule - DNA-methylation. We will examine how memory changes patterns of DNA-methylation, and how modifying DNA-methylation can change memory. Our work will examine the biochemical basis of memory, and will inspire new strategies to treat memory disorders.
Funding Amount $AUD 482,842.67
Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants
Standard Project Grant