Abdel Ali Belaidi
Alejandra Elvira Ramirez Munoz
Ambili Thoppuvalappil Appukuttan
Carlos Opazo Martinez
Patricia Chege Mugure
Ya Hui Hung
Oxidation Biology Unit
This group has a particular interest in uncovering the pathways that lead to a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, especially those pathways in which metal ions (such as zinc, copper and iron) interact with key target proteins. Studies of these pathways have led to new insights for drug therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington disease.
The Melbourne Dementia Research Centre is a joint collaboration between the University of Melbourne and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and has a charter to transform research in Dementia.
The Centre seeks to achieve real outcomes for people living with dementia by developing new and better diagnostics, and discovering novel treatment possibilities.
The Centre is a truly multidisciplinary hub of research that spans from basic laboratory research all the way through to human clinical trials.
Through its network of global collaborators, the Centre exists at the forefront of the latest developments in the field.
The Centre is led by Professor Ashley Bush, a world leader in dementia research and Australia’s most highly cited neuroscientist. Director Bush is supported by the Leadership Board comprising Professor Patricia Desmond, Associate Professor Amy Brodtmann, and Dr. Scott Ayton.