What we’re trying to achieve.
Under the guidance of Professor Allan Kermode research supported by the Eyewall Foundation focuses on multiple sclerosis, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease and other neurological conditions.
- Pursuing the key drivers of cerebral inflammation within the central nervous system in multiple sclerosis.
- Enhancing the Cognitive Functioning of Adults with multiple sclerosis.
- Blocking genes to treat multiple sclerosis.
- Examining the interactions between three major risk factors contributing to the risk of multiple sclerosis. 1. human leukocyte antigen
2. environmental factors such as ultraviolet exposure 3. other significant epidemiological information.
- Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging as well as biomarkers of disease activity, progression, and response to therapy.
- Stomach ulcer bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, is associated with a lower risk of multiple sclerosis.
- Monitoring multiple sclerosis through use of simple blood tests eliminating much of the need for quantitative magnetic resonance imaging.
- Investigating the role of antibodies and B-cells in multiple sclerosis.
The team’s research primarily focuses on multiple sclerosis, a complex, multifactorial disease that usually affects young adults. To date, there is no effective way of preventing multiple sclerosis and while current treatments are often able to keep multiple sclerosis inactive, these approaches are limited. We hope to change that!
This research is supported by funding from MSRA, MSWA, Perron Institute, the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Innovative Therapeutics, scholarship funds from the University of Western Australia, and the China Scholarship State Scholarship Fund.
Hear Allan’s hopes for multiple sclerosis cures in this webinar video:
Other organs may keep us alive, but the brain is what makes us human. Combined with muscles, brain nerves control mobility, ability, activity, creativity, thinking, talking and sensing. In other words: being You.
So it’s not surprising that something as complex as the human brain can sometimes go wrong. What is surprising is just how often it happens. The truth is, humans experience malfunctions in the brain quite frequently. And when that happens, the results can be devastating.
The list of disorders of brain, nerve and muscle is vast, and includes some of the most serious and incurable diseases and disorders in the western world. With the help of revenue-raising entities such as the Eyewall Foundation, the Perron Institute is rigorously researching and treating these disorders.
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Huntington’s Disorders
- Inflammatory Myopathies (Myositis)
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Movement Disorders
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy Disorders