Research Activities

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;
  • developing better teaching and learning strategies to assist children with Neurofibromatosis to reach their potential;
  • determining the cause of a fatal neuropathy of infants, and;
  • delivering new therapies to children with neuromuscular disorders.

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.