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  • BC3102: Molecular Basis of Disease (Level 3; TSV)
  • BC3201: Bioengineering (Level 3; TSV)
  • BC5102: Advanced Molecular Basis of Disease (Level 5; TSV)
  • BC5201: Advanced Bioengineering (Level 5; TSV)
  • BM3000: Advanced Projects in Biomedicine (Level 3; TSV)
  • BM5000: Advanced Projects in Biomedicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV1102: Cell Biology and Biochemistry for Veterinary Science and Agriculture (Level 1; TSV)
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The Marfan Foundation - Research Grant

Mechanisms determining Marfan syndrome severity

Indicative Funding
$100,000 over 3 years
Summary
Marfan syndrome (MFS), caused by defects in the protein fibrillin-1, has a wide spectrum of severity with symptoms affecting the heart, bones and eyes. The cause of this variation in severity is unclear. Severe, neonatal MFS and Beal's syndrome result from mutations in corresponding parts of the proteins fibrilin-1 and fibrillin-2. Using clues from these diseases, this project will use new cell engineering techniques to determine why some fibrillin mutations are more severe than others. The results are relevant not only to understanding MFS, but also to understanding how the tissues in our bodies are developed and maintained.
Investigators
Sacha Jensen (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Keywords
Marfan Syndrome; Extracellular Matrix; Microfibrils; Pathogenesis; Genome editing; Fibrillin
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  • Striking Gold - Determining the genetic Drivers of Gold Coloration in Barramundi (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Synthesis of GFP-tagged fibrillin-2 to study the pathogenesis of congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA) (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
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