The Institute is presently engaged in several major research projects examining different aspects of nerve and muscle disease.
Each project has a set mission, timetable and budget allocation, and it is anticipated that the outcome of each project will advance the aims of the Institute from both a research and clinical perspective.
The current projects cover the following areas:
- identifying new forms of muscular dystrophy,
- unlocking the mystery of inherited congenital myopathies,
- studying the genes which influence athletic performance,
- determining the cause of a fatal neuropathy of infants,
- finding the gene for a new form of episodic weakness; and
- mapping the role of a natural anti-oxidant in peripheral neuropathy.
In conducting this research, the Institute calls upon and contributes to a network of Australian and International collaborators to enhance the effectiveness of each project.