RNA interference and the Immune System (2010–2012)

Abstract:
RNA interference is a newly discovered means by which we are able to turn off cancer-causing genes with high precision. However, it is difficult to get the drug to every cancer cell. Therefore we are designing and testing new RNA interference molecules that are able to alert the immune system to the presence of the cancer thus causing its elimination. This will prove to be a more effective cancer treatment than current therapies.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Principal Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor
    Faculty of Medicine
    Affiliate Professor
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
    Faculty of Medicine
    Affil Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council