[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1002147]
Prof Nigel Laing
Brief description My Fellowship will expand my work identifying diseases genes for genetic muscle and nerve diseases by using new technologies that allow discovery of human disease genes which could not be found before. In addition, since we now have proof from mouse studies that heart actin is a target for therapy for the group of diseases that we discovered caused by mutations in the muscle actin protein, we shall take further steps towards making this therapy a reality for patients.
Funding Amount $AUD 880,454.83
Funding Scheme Research Fellowships