ANZGENE: The Genetics of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that afflicts young adults. It is triggered by a complex mixture of genetic and environmental factors. We participate in a large consortium of Australian and New Zealand MS genetics researchers. We are performing statistical analyses to identify genetic risk factors for MS by analysing genetic variants measured in thousands of individuals with MS. We are also investigating whether certain genetic variants are associated with severity of MS.

This project is a participant based study

Research Groups

Related Diseases


Team Leaders

Internal Collaborators

  • Professor Simon Foote
  • Dr Brendan McMorran

External Collaborators

  • Dr Melanie Bahlo - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • Professor Matthew Brown - University of Queensland
  • Dr Brian Browning - University of Auckland
  • Dr Sharon Browning - University of Washington
  • Dr Helmet Butzkueven - University of Melbourne
  • Dr Patrick Danoy - University of Queensland
  • Dr Judith Field - University of Melbourne
  • Dr Evgeny Glazov - University of Queensland
  • Cathy Jensen - University of Melbourne
  • Professor Trevor Kilpatrick - Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne
  • Devindri Perera - Genome Institute of Singapore
  • Dr Justin Rubio - GlaxoSmithKline, UK
  • Dr Anneke van der Walt - University of Melbourne
  • Professor James Wiley - University of Melbourne