$17M NHMRC program grant over 5 years

7 February 2017

Frontotemporal dementia and motor neurodegenerative syndromes

Professor Michael Kassiou

Prof Michael Kassiou

Professor Michael Kassiou is one of 8 Chief Investigators in receiving a $17M NHMRC program grant over the next 5 years.

The research project aims to study frontotemporal degeneration of the brain which is a leading cause of morbidity due to a pathologically heterogeneous, rapidly-progressive group of disorders with behavioural, language and motor deficits. The NHMRC Program Grant will continue to develop the necessary tools and therapies to effectively diagnose, manage and treat these disorders, with particular focus on understanding the unusual genetics underpinning these disorders, and fast-tracking any potential treatments.