Congratulations to our recent Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation Grant awardees

Florey scientists have been awarded prestigious BGRF grants in their 2018 funding round

Thibault Renoir, Michele Binder, Emma Burrows and Justin Rubio were all awarded prestigious BGRF research grants at a recent ceremony. The scientists will investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms, and potential treatments for, diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and multiple sclerosis.

The Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation was established in 1994 through a generous bequest from the estate of the late Mr Glen W A Griffiths, in appreciation for the care he received at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem for motor neuron disease (MND).

His will provided for the establishment of a foundation, independent of the hospital, to fund Victorians researching life-threatening neurological illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and MND as well as palliative care and stroke. New methods of treatment resulting from the $6 million plus provided since it commenced are now used routinely to alleviate suffering.

The researchers’ success continues a fruitful partnership with the Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation, and we look forward to reporting the research results as they come to light.