Researchers from the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) have been awarded funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), to undertake research that will expand the knowledge base in Australia.
591 New Discovery Projects have been announced for 2021
JCSMR researchers have been awarded one of the 591 ARC Discovery Projects for 2021.
Professor Thomas Preiss; Dr Rippei Hayashi; Professor Eduardo Eyras; Dr Jan Medenbach; Professor Dr Gunter Meister will use this funding to investigate how and why cells decorate their genetic messages.
The project will use cutting edge technology to develop novel molecular tools and models that will assist in understanding and manipulating the function of genomes.
Investing in early career researchers
Dr Matthew Tang has been awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.
Dr Tang’s research will be investigating how predictions affect visual processing across the cortical hierarchy and will use revolutionary recording techniques to determine how multiple brain regions interact.
He hopes to demonstrate a fundamental theory of brain function for the first time at the level of single neurons.
This project will contribute to a new understanding of central theories of how the brain allows us to see which will significantly enhance basic vision science.