Investigating the function of the EBV-encoded BCL-2 homologue, BHRF1

Lead researcher

Dr Gemma Kelly

Institution

Molecular Genetics of Cancer Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Years funded

2015-2017

There are a growing number of human cancers now associated with infectious agents but it is still not clear how they contribute to the disease. This grant proposal focuses on understanding the role of one such virus, called the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), in lymphoma. It is currently estimated that EBV-associated malignancies comprise ~2% of the global cancer burden so a better understanding of the role of EBV in cancer is required.

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant

Funding

$100,000 per annum