27 Nov 2018

Prof Merlin Thomas wins 2019 Millennium Research Award for Type 2 Diabetes research

Professor Merlin Thomas
Professor Merlin Thomas has been awarded the prestigious Diabetes Australia Research Program (DARP) 2019 Millennium Research Award - Type 2 Diabetes. Prof Thomas's research group is in the Department of Diabetes, Central Clinical School, Monash University.

The award will support research into a new inhibitor which could help prevent and treat diabetes-related complications including heart attack, stroke or limb amputation. 

Professor Thomas and his team have identified a key process through which these complications can occur, and developed a 'smart’ inhibitor to selectively target this dangerous pathway.

It is anticipated that this research could lead to a much-needed new treatment for the development and progression of complications in type 2 diabetes.

The DARP Millennium Award will provide $150,000 over two years to support Prof Thomas's research.

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