|Jess Borger, Tiffany Bouchery and Emily Edwards|
Congratulations to Emily Edwards, Jess Borger and Tiffany Bouchery who recently received Platform Access Grants from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. The scheme is an initiative to encourage research development through engagement with the FMNHS technology research platforms, with a view to strengthen researchers capability and international competitiveness. The seed funding also aims at attracting external national and international competitive grants.
The researchers, based in the Immunology Department, will be investigating the mechanisms that drive mucous production, predominantly Antibody Deficiency (PAD) and macrophage polarisation by IL-4. The grants will utilise the Micromon Facility, MHTP Medical Genomics Facility and data mining performed by a bioinformatician appointed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform.
The studies aim to provide new insights and targets for acute and chronic bronchitis, various diseases linked to IL-4 activated macrophages and autoimmune disorders.