Primary organisation: Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI)
Principal Investigator: Professor Diane Fatkin
Flagship requested: Cardiovascular genetic disorders
Co-applicant: Dr Renee Johnson (VCCRI)
Approval date: November 2021
Applicant’s project summary:
Our project aims to identify genetic causes of the heart muscle condition, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Around 1 in 5 families with DCM will have a variant in a gene called TTN. We are looking at families with these TTN genetic variants to help us better understand when and why some people in the family will develop DCM and others will not.