30/08/2018 Research News

We are delighted to announce that the CF research team led by Professor Scott Bell has won a Eureka Prize at a recent gala ceremony in Sydney.

The Eureka Prizes are presented annually and they recognise the very best Australian scientific minds so we are thrilled that the collaborative “CF Air Team” has been recognised for their groundbreaking research which has helped to reduce infection rates for people with cystic fibrosis.

To read more here is the link:

https://metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/news/cystic-fibrosis-researchers-win-prestigious-australian-museum-eureka-prize

 

Research funding for cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-shortening inherited disease in the developed world and even with the best medical care, about half of those with CF die by their late 30s.  Our charity is committed to research activities aimed at improving the care and quality of life of people with CF. 

We are proud that our charity has donated $136,000 over the past 5 years to CF research through the Shelley Shephard Memorial PhD Scholarship which has been overseen by Professor Scott Bell.  A further $20,000 was donated for equipment, a -70 degree celcius freezer to store bacteria specimins in the laboratory, vital to ongoing research.  This donation was made possible by a special collection that was taken up in memory of Shelley Shephard who lost her battle with CF at 36 years of age.  

We hope that you can help us by making a donation to our charity so that we can continue to fund vital CF research at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane.