RNA BINDING PROTEINS MUSASHI: ROLE IN FOLLICULOGENESIS AND OOCYTE DEVELOPMENT

Grant number: 569234 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

Women in Australian have opted for social and economic reasons to delay both marriage and childbirth. Both infertility and congenital abnormality is associated with advancing maternal age as the ovarian pool of oocytes declines in number and quality. In this project we aim to gain an understanding of the molecular mechanisms underpinning healthy oocyte development. Insights gained have the potential to alleviate miscarriage, infertility and congenital abnormalities in Australian families.

University of Melbourne Researchers