reNEW Melbourne researchers receive significant NHMRC grants

Congratulations to Silvia Velasco and Sean Humphrey, who received NHMRC Investigator grants, and Shireen Lamande, who received an NHMRC Ideas grant.

Congratulations to Silvia Velasco and Sean Humphrey, who received NHMRC Investigator grants, and Shireen Lamande who received an NHMRC Ideas grant.

These National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants are designed to support Australia’s highest-performing researchers.

Associate Professor Silvia Velasco will investigate the biological causes of autism spectrum disorder using brain organoids which model early human brain development.

Associate Professor Shireen Lamande will explore which drugs may help improve symptoms for those with genetic skeletal conditions, covering a spectrum from arthritis to bone growth disorders.

Dr Sean Humphrey will work to improve treatments for children with cancer, with a focus on medulloblastoma. This work will utilise the recently installed world-class mass spec.

These grants recognise the strength of our research in tackling the biggest health challenges for Australians.

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