Summary

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex neurological condition affecting 100,000 Australians. The primary clinical features of PD result from the selective loss of a specific type of neuron.

It is currently unclear why these neurons are preferentially lost.

We have identified a novel gene that causes early onset PD. This study will characterise the gene and determine the underlying disease mechanism. These studies will enable the development of novel therapies for treating PD.

Funding body

National Health and Medical Research Council

Scheme name

Project Grant

Years funded

2018 – 2021

Lead institution

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute