Cure4CF Foundation today announces a $15 000 grant from Coopers Brewery Foundation towards Cystic Fibrosis research. The donation will fund a part-scholarship for a PhD student to work within the Adelaide Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Research Group that is based at the Allan Scott CF Research Laboratory at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Funding for this field of research is vital as it keeps promising medical science researchers in Adelaide, provides added impetus to the research project itself, and ultimately towards developing a cure for Cystic Fibrosis airway disease.
The projects available on our PhD student program cover development aspects in the following two areas of research;
1) the generation of the gene therapy technique and its testing and optimisation in living airways using laboratory mice and other animal models and
2) the creation of methods for measuring the level of success a treatment can give in Cystic Fibrosis lungs (whether in CF mice or humans with CF) using X-ray imaging techniques that have been developed by our team, in collaboration with Monash University researchers.
Cure4CF Foundation Chairman, David Coluccio said, “Not only will this grant from Coopers Brewery Foundation provide support to the research team today but it will also play a vital role in helping Cure4CF Foundation secure further funding support from other bodies. ”
With the help of donations such as these we can fund more resources to assist the research team get closer to a cure for CF airway disease, which is what we are all about. We thank the Coopers Brewery Foundation for their generous donation and continued support.