University of Sydney researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Faculty of Science have been awarded more than $15 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for 18 Ideas Grant projects.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Duncan Ivison welcomed the announcement and congratulated the researchers who were awarded funding.
“It is wonderful to see so many colleagues awarded funding by the NHMRC for research in basic science that will contribute to improving the quality of life for many Australians,” said Professor Ivison.
Their research ranges from developing new gene-editing therapies for extreme untreatable chronic pain, exploring how chronic lung disease increases the severity of COVID-19 and identifying effective drugs for treatment, to creating communication solutions for children with cerebral palsy and speech impairment.
The NHRMC Ideas Grants support researchers at all career stages undertaking innovative and creative research projects in any area of health and medical research from discovery to implementation.
Grant highlights awarded to Sydney researchers in this round include:
The following University of Sydney researchers were also awarded NHMRC Ideas Grants: