The Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular processes that are associated with the development and progression of respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Priority Research Centre for
ASTHMA AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES
Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases

Funding

Selected research funding from the Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases.

2008

Research TeamYearDurationFundingAward TypeTitle of ProjectTotal
Professor Paul Foster, Professor Rakesh Kumar, Assoc. Prof Klaus Matthaei, Mr Joerg Mattes20083NHMRCProject - Project GrantThe role of microRNAs as new anti-inflammatory targets for the treatment of asthma$600,375
Professor Paul Foster, Professor Judith Black20083NHMRCProject - Project GrantThe mechanisms underlying pneumoviral-induced angiogenesis of the lung and its impact on the asthmatic response$541,875
Dr Lisa Wood20083NHMRCProject - Project GrantHigh fat diets and airway inflammation in asthma$490,803
Dr Peter Wark, Assoc. Prof Philip Hansbro, Dr Ian Barr20083NHMRCProject - Project GrantThe mechanisms of infection of bronchial epithelial cells by human & avian influenza viruses in chronic airways disease$379,650
Dr Lisa Wood, Conjoint Pr Peter Gibson, Professor Manohar Garg20083HMRIProject - Post Graduate Support GrantExploring the link between obesity and asthma$75,000
Assoc. Prof Vicki Clifton, Conjoint Pr Peter Gibson, Conjoint Pr Warwick Giles20081Asthma Foundation of New South WalesProject - Research GrantRole of p38 MAPK in regulating sex specific placental glucocorticoid receptor function in pregnancies complicated by asthma$50,000
Assoc. Prof Philip Hansbro, Professor Rakesh Kumar, Dr Peter Wark20081Asthma Foundation of New South WalesProject - Research GrantThe use of the components of the bacteria, streptococcus pneumoniae, as novel immunotherapies for asthma$50,000
Dr Lisa Wood, Conjoint Pr Peter Gibson, Professor Manohar Garg20081HMRIProject - Project GrantTrans Fatty acids and airway inflammation$25,000
Conjoint Pr Peter Gibson, Conjoint A/Prof Bruce Whitehead, Professor Michael Hensley20081Hunter Children`s Research FoundationProject - Research GrantAirway inflammation in childhood asthma$19,000
Dr Peter Wark, Assoc. Prof Philip Hansbro20081John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust FundProject - Research GrantMiccroarrays to identify novel therapeutic targets for bird flu$14,500

2007

Research TeamYearDurationFundingAward TypeTitle of ProjectTotal
Professor Alistair Sim, Ms Nicole Verrills, Professor Paul Foster, Dr Peter Wark, Conjoint Pr Peter Gibson, Mr Gregory Kranias20071Asthma Foundation of New South WalesProject - Research GrantDifferential regulation of human mast cell degranulation by discrete forms of protein phosphatase 2A$50,000
Conjoint Pr Peter Gibson, Assoc. Prof Vicki Clifton, Dr Kirsten McCaffery, Professor Michael Hensley, Conjoint Pr Warwick Giles, Professor Robin Taylor20074NHMRCProject - Project Grantanaging asthma in pregnancy: the MAP study$805,875
Dr Vanessa Murphy20073NHMRCProject - Project GrantViral infection and exacerbations of asthma during pregnancy: characteristics, mechanisms and consequences$447,750
Dr Jodie Simpson, Conjoint Pr Peter Gibson, Assoc. Prof Philip Hansbro20073NHMRCProject – Project GrantCharacterisation and Treatment of Innate Immune Dysfunction in Older People with Obstructive Airway Disease$416,875
Dr Peter Wark20073NHMRCProject – Project GrantChronic Exposure of Bronchial Epithelial Cells to Bacterial Components Modifies their Innate Immune Response to Infection with Respiratory Viruses$313,500
Professor Paul Foster, Professor Rakesh Kumar20073NHMRCProject - Project Grant (Shared)Influence of early-life viral infection on severity of murine chronic asthma and acute exacerbations$231,750
Dr Peter Wark, Assoc. Prof Philip Hansbro, Dr Jodie Simpson20072GlaxoSmithKline AustraliaProject - Support GrantIn vitro response of bronchial epithelial cells and activation of lymphocytes from COPD patients by infection with rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus and haemophilus influenza$25,000
Conjoint Pr Wayne Smith, Dr Lisa Wood, Professor John Attia, Dr Regina Berretta, Assoc. Prof Pablo Moscato20071HMRIProject - Project GrantHealthy Airways and Obstructive Lung Disease (HAROLD)$20,000
Professor Paul Foster, Dr Nicole Hansbro, Dr Simon Phipps, Assoc. Prof Philip Hansbro20071HMRIProject - Project GrantThe role of tumstatin in angiogenesis and asthma$20,000
Assoc. Prof Philip Hansbro, Dr Jodie Simpson, Professor Paul Foster, Conjoint A/Prof Margaret Dunkley20071HMRIProject - Project GrantElucidation of the association between Haemophilus influenzae infection and neutrophilic asthma.$20,000
Conjoint Pr Peter Gibson, Conjoint A/Prof Bruce Whitehead, Professor Michael Hensley20071HMRIProject - Project GrantThe effects of passive smoking on children with Asthma$20,000
Dr Peter Wark, Assoc. Prof Philip Hansbro, Dr Jodie Simpson20073John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust FundProject - Research GrantIn vitro response of bronchial epithelial cells and activation of lymphocytes to infection with rhinovirus$58,848