Professor Graeme Stewart "I've been working in MS research for over 35 years, from PhD student to grandpa. I've been trying to find these MS genes and it is really very exciting that we are almost there."
MS Research Australia has become Australia’s primary non-governmental national organisation, dedicated to both funding and coordinating research in Australia, to unravel the complexity of MS.
In ten years, working in partnership with relevant medical research institutes and scientists around Australia, MS Research Australia has significantly increased the amount of funding directed at projects that have driven clinical advancements in the disease. As a result, huge growth has been seen in the field of MS research since 2004, with widespread recognition of Australia’s work by the global MS community.
MS Research Australia hosted a Progress in MS Research public lecture for the MS community on 16 November in Sydney.
Dr Lisa Melton provided a summary of latest news and developments from the Progress in MS research scientific conference, Professor Simon Broadley presented on MS Treatments in Australia: old, new and emerging and how can we better treat the symptoms of MS and Dr Sharmilee Gnanapavan presented on Biomarkers for progression and repair in MS: the key to developing treatments for progressive forms of MS.