Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, Faculty of Science and the University’s multidisciplinary initiatives have been awarded more than $23.3 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for 22 Ideas Grant projects.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Emma Johnston, welcomed the announcement and congratulated the researchers who were awarded funding.
“These projects cover the entire spectrum from basic research through to breakthroughs on the cusp of clinical translation,” Professor Johnston said.
These projects cover the entire spectrum from basic research through to breakthroughs on the cusp of clinical translation
“Biomedical research is reaching an exciting new stage where what was once considered science fiction is becoming routine in the laboratory and becoming more common in medical practice. Exciting breakthroughs in genetic engineering could lead to new treatments for hereditary eye and liver disease, while advances in neural interfaces will mean prosthetic limbs can send feeling and sensation to their users.”
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.
Highlights of the grants awarded to Sydney researchers in this round include:
A full list of research projects administered by the University which received funding can be found on the NHMRC website.