NHMRC Projects 2000-2017

NHMRC Summary of Grants for Basic Autism Research 2000-2017
 

Aspergers

Start Year NHMRC Grant ID CIA Institute Project name Total Grant ($k)
(3 years)
2010 628553 Dr Wah Chin Boon Melbourne University Sex hormones and social interaction deficits 504

Total Aspergers $504k

Autism

Start Year NHMRC Grant ID CIA Institute Project name Total Grant ($k)
(3 years)
2000 991230 Assoc. Prof Joachim Hallmeyer West Australia University Multipoint sib pair analysis. Identifying a  genetic  marker for autism 416 (4 yrs)
2006 400154 Assoc. Prof Anthony J Hannan Melbourne University Gene-environment interactions and synaptic plasticity in the developing and dysfunctional cerebral cortex 526
2006 401616 Assoc Prof Linda J Richards Queensland University Regulation of cortical development by Nfi genes. 472
2009 545811 Dr Peter G Enticott Monash University Examining the contribution of the mirror neuron system toward social cognitive impairment in autism spectrum disorders 149
2009 546244 Dr Peter G Enticott Monash University An investigation of cortical function in autism spectrum disorders using TMS, fMRI and EEG 289
2009 566759 Prof. Ingrid E Scheffer Melbourne University Clinical genetic phenotyping of Autism Spectrum Disorders 579
2009 566835 Dr Julian I Heng Melbourne University The role of Rnd genes during cortical neurogenesis and cell migration 407
2009 568694 Prof. Mark R Dadds NSW University The impact of Oxytocin on social cognition and behaviour in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 260
2009 569638 A Prof. Helen Cooper Queensland University Neogenin regulates progenitor division and interneuron migration in the developing forebrain 527
2009 570897 Dr Adam J Guastella Sydney University The effects of oxytocin nasal spray on mechanisms of social-communication in young people with autism 191
2010 607332 Prof. Dinah S Reddihough Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Multi-site randomised controlled trial of fluoxetine in children and adolescents with autism. 491
2010 631466 Assoc Prof Linda J Richards Queensland University DCC-Robo interactions cooperate to regulate callosal axon guidance 377
2010 631552 Assoc Prof Linda J Richards Queensland University Fibroblast growth factors in the development of forebrain commissures 489
2010 632625 Dr Adam J Guastella Sydney University A course of oxytocin nasal spray to improve social communication in young people with autism 289
2011 1003424 Dr Andrew Whitehouse West Australia University Prenatal and early postnatal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders 672
(5 yrs)
2011 1004065 Dr Andrew Whitehouse West Australia University Investigating biological and genetic  risk factors for autism spectrum disorders 389
(4yrs)
2011 1006586 Dr Cheryl Shoubridge Adelaide  University Investigating the pathogenic mechanism of mutations in IQSEC2 causing non-syndromic intellectual disability. 434
2011 1008046 Dr Jenny Gunnersen Melbourne University SEZ6 and neuronal calcium signaling in synapse development 607
2011 1008125 Dr Charles Claudianos Queensland University Neurexin and Neuroligin: A Code for Synaptic Development 344
2011 1010427 Prof. Brian Key Queensland University Neurodevelopmental role of susceptibility genes for Autism spectrum disorders: from genes to behaviour 466
2012 1024145 Dr Lisa Foa Menzies Research Institute The role of store-operated calcium entry in neuronal development 347
2012 1024863 Prof Thomas Becker Sydney University In vivo analysis of the molecular and neural mechanisms that underly an association of miRNAs with mental disorder 583
2013 APP1044175 Prof. Ingrid Scheffer Melbourne University Gene Discovery in Large Multiplex Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders 849
2013 APP1047674 Assoc. Prof Anthony J Hannan Florey Institute/ Melbourne University Pathogenesis and therapeutic modulation of aggressive behaviour in a mouse model of autism spectrum disorder 563
2013 APP1043664 Assoc. Prof Anthony Guastella
Assoc Prof Andrew Whitehouse
NSW University
Telethon Institute West Australia University
A course of oxytocin to improve social communication in young children with autism 494
2013 APP1049299 Assoc. Prof Howard Slater Royal Children's Hospital
Melbourne University
Characterization of a novel epigenetic boundary and long range epigenetic modifications specific to FMR1 expansion carriers with behavioural and cognitive disorders - implications for earlier diagnosis and treatment 647
2014 1061922 Assoc. Prof Adam Guastella Sydney University Determining the role of oxytocin and associated analogues in treatments for social dysfunction 448
2014 1062510 Dr Irina Voineagu NSW University The role of the neuronal splicing factor A2BP1 in Autism Spectrum Disorders 383
2014 1062846 Prof John McGrath Queensland University Is developmental vitamin D deficiency associated with autism-related phenotypes:  a birth cohort study. 335
2014 1066403 Dr Wah Chin Boon Melbourne University Sex hormones, endocrine disruptors and social interaction deficit 731
2015 628386 Prof Christos Pantelis Melbourne University Neurodevelopmental "risk" and "resilience" biomarkers for emerging mental illness in childhood and emerging adolescence 182
(1 yr)
2015 1077966 Prof Andrew Whitehouse West Australia University Investigating Autism Spectrum Disorder: Causes and efficacious interventions 676
(5yrs)
2016 1098255 Prof Ingrid Scheffer Melbourne University Neurobiology of ASD 1,631
(5 yrs)
2016 1105825 Prof Christos Pantelis Melbourne University Neurobioplogical "risk" and "resilience" biomarkers in severe mental illness 927
(5 yrs)

2017

1120561

Dr Claudine Kraan

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Fragile X Syndrome

319
(4yrs)

2017

1117154

Prof Anthony Hannan

The Florey

Gene environment interactions

764
(5yrs)

2017

1120615

Prof Linda Richards

Queensland University

Normal and abnormal development of brain wiring

764
(5 yrs)

2017

1129717

Dr Jason Howitt

The Florey

Protein trafficking in autism

832
(4yrs)

2017

1127440

Dr Jacob Grattan

Queensland University

Whole genome analysis in psychiatric disorders

470
(4yrs)

2017

1125449

Prof Adam Guastella

Sydney University

Oxytocin treatment for social learning in toddlers with autism

1,228
(4 yrs)

2017

1122351

Zhitao Hu

Queensland University

Scaffolding protein LIN-2/CASK in cholinergic synapses

912
(4yrs)

2017

1128755

Dr Hsin-Hao Yu

Monash University

Cerebral cortex functions at the cellular level

480

 

Total $22,939k

Notes

  • It is interesting to note grants are being extended out from the traditional 3 years at the beginning of the 21st century to four and five years.
  • The average value of the NHMRC grants over this period, starting from 2000 is approximately $154k/year/project.
  • While the 2017 grants are autism related, they are not necessarily autism specific and may be related to other conditions such as schizophrenia, dementia, intellectual disability, epilepsy etc