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HRC funding successes for Biochemistry staff

Tuesday 19 June 2018 3:01pm

Dr Peter Mace and Professor Sally McCormick have each been awarded more than $1M in the latest round of Health Research council funding.

Peter Mace will use his $1,193,468 to investigate regulation of the polycomb-repressive deubiquitinase (PR-DUB) in cancer. Mutations in components of the PR-DUB protein complex frequently give rise to malignant mesothelioma, melanomas, and renal cell carcinoma, and increase susceptibility to asbestos.

Sally McCormick's $1,185,496 will go towards targeting new receptors for lipoprotein(a), a type of cholesterol-containing package found in the blood, which predisposes to heart attacks in high levels. The long term aim is to develop lipoprotein(a)-lowering therapies.

Sally McCormick & Peter Mace

Professor McCormick and Dr Mace outside the Department of Biochemistry building