Finding cures for children's genetic diseases


CMRI awarded two grants to purchase equipment for Synapse Proteomics Group


Children’s Medical Research Institute has been awarded a $10,000 grant by Honda Foundation and a further $5,000 grant by Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees to purchase new equipment for the Synapse Proteomics Group. Dr Mark Graham, who successfully applied for the grant, will be using the funds to purchase a micropipette “Puller” (Sutter Instrument P-2000). The “puller” will increase the sensitivity and depth of our rapid discovery platform, which are involved in Neurological diseases and Cancer. These proteins will be potential therapeutic targets that may one day offer a cure for these diseases.
“We’re very excited to be able to use it soon because it is something we have known about that will really give a boost to our research,” Dr Mark Graham said. “We always want to be doing very high quality research at CMRI and this equipment will allow us to maintain a high standard of experimental approaches. We are very grateful to Honda that we were selected for funding.”
The Puller has arrived at CMRI.
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