AUSTRALIAN DROSOPHILA BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH SUPPORT FACILITY

Grant number: 418033 | Funding period: 2007 - 2011

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Abstract

Breakthroughs in biomedical research frequently come from the study of model organisms, one of the most important of which is the vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster. In Australia, Drosophila is used in biomedical research with a particular focus on understanding processes that result in human cancer or are associated with birth defects or inherited diseases. Drosophila-based research is funded by bodies such as the Anti-Cancer Foundation, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH and MRC) and the National Institutes of Health of the USA. This proposal seeks to establish infrastructure support for Drosophila research in the form of a central collection of key research stocks, a c..

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