[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/569202]
Prof Eileen Mclaughlin
Prof Keith Jones
Brief description Eggs containing an incorrect number of chromosomes are described as aneuploid. This project sets out to examine the molecular causes of aneuploidy and why it increases with female age. We focus on the protective role of the protein Cdh1 in this process. The outcome would be to better understand the origins of aneuploidy so as to find methods of decreasing it as women age. This is highly significant given aneuploidy is the leading cause of early embryo loss and produces Down Syndrome babies.
Funding Amount $AUD 526,878.44
Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants
Standard Project Grant