Our research team is part of the Macquarie University Centre for MND Research. We work collaboratively with Forefront Research Group. Our research aims to use cutting edge genetics, genomics and bioinformatics to identify gene mutations that cause MND. We further investigate the effects of those mutations using cell biology techniques, such as immunohistochemistry/immunocytochemistry, transfection, confocal microscopy and flow cytometry. We have found mutations in several new disease genes among MND patients (published in Science and Nature Neuroscience).