NHMRC Early Career Fellowship 2016
Dr Hock Tay has been awarded more than $314,000 in NHMRC Early Career Fellowships funding commencing in 2016 for his research in The role of long non-coding RNA in regulating lung immunity and inflammation.
About the project
Chronic inflammatory diseases of the lung, asthma and COPD, account for significant morbidity and poor quality of life in our community. Respiratory infection is one of the major causes of exacerbation and affects 50-80% of both asthma and COPD patients admitted to hospital. These groups of patients are steroid resistance and difficult to manage. Our aim is to identify novel molecules important in regulating inflammation and to target them therapeutically to treat these patients.
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