Research Grants

Connecting supporters directly with researchers

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Last Friday Shake It Up CEO, Ben Young hosted a research information session in Brisbane where supporters had the opportunity to hear directly from researchers at The University of Queensland. Associate Professor Trent Woodruff and Dr Richard Gordon shared their…

Yet another project funded!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Today Shake It Up shares yet another recently funded project. This is the third project we have shared in three weeks and it is part of the $1.6M worth of research that the Shake It Up / Michael J. Fox…

New research project funded at NeuRA

Friday, 3 October 2014

Shake It Up Australia Foundation is delighted to be funding more world leading research at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). The twelve month research grant funded in partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research will enable Professor Glenda…

Garvan Research Opportunity Funded!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful community we have reached the target and this strategic, internationally competitive and non-redundant research will commence without delay. We look forward to keeping you up to date with the outcomes of this project…

Parkinson’s research at The Garvan.. in layman’s terms

Friday, 4 July 2014

Shake It Up Australia recently launched an opportunity for its supporters to help fund a world leading research opportunity at The Garvin Institute of Medical Research. To provide greater understanding of the research you’re helping Shake It Up fund, we…

The research you are funding, in layman’s terms

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Last month Shake It Up shared an interview with Dr Nick Dzemko at  NeuRA who gave a layman’s explanation of the Parkinson’s research they are undertaking in the area of LRRK2. Today we share insights from Associate Professor David Finkelstein….

The research you are funding…in layman’s terms

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Since establishment in 2011 Shake It Up has committed over $1M to Parkinson’s research in Australia. Through our partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) we know that this research is world’s best and strategically important…

More Alpha-Synuclein in Spinal Fluid Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline

Alpha-synuclein as a Major Regulator of Iron Homeostasis

Friday, 12 October 2012

Objective/Rationale: Alpha-synuclein is a key protein involved in Parkinson’s disease. Attempts have been made with drugs to lower the amount of this protein in the brain as a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease. However, neither the normal function of this…