This MRFF call focuses on innovation in three streams:
*Stream 1 (Targeted Call for Research): identify and diagnose novel – primarily monogenic or oligogenic – rare diseases and increase the genomic diagnostic rate towards 70% by 2025.
*Stream 2 (Targeted Call for Research): improve early detection and targeted treatment for the most common cancers to reduce the burden of disease. Research proposals in this stream must focus on one of the following topics:
– Topic A: discover clinically relevant biomarkers to improve early detection of common cancers
– Topic B: develop genomic tools and technologies to identify genetic predisposition to cancer and improve screening and targeted intervention
– Topic C: develop genomic screening tools for predictive disease modelling and to guide therapy.
*Stream 3 (Targeted Call for Research): promote diagnostic effectiveness and efficiency through better understanding of the impact of genetic variants through functional genomics by establishing a national functional genomics approach to enhance novel gene discoveries, increase diagnostic rates and enable disease modelling to support development of targeted therapies. All three Streams are intended to support large-scale interdisciplinary research.
FHMRI researchers interested in discussing potential applications are invited to meet in the FCIC function room, 2:30 – 3:30 pm Monday 18th January.
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