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Australian Foundation for Diabetes Research

Contact

Name: Bernie Tuch

Position: Director

Email: afdr@optusnet.com.au

Website: http://www.afdr.org.au

Address

PO Box 821

Maroubra NSW 2035

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Our Mission / Objective

The Australian Foundation for Diabetes Research:

(a) supports the development of a therapy that will allow the growing number of insulin-dependent Australians to cease having to inject insulin multiple times each day of their lives; 

(b) helps educate the wider community about the development of therapies to overcome the need for insulin for many young people with diabetes 

Our Services

Provide seed funding to assist diabetes research both within the laboratory and the clinic

  • Give access to human embryonic stem cell lines
  • Help in purchase of research equipment
  • Facilitate teaching of stem cell usage
  • Train researchers in bioengineering and other techniques 
  • Support employment of Post-doctoral fellows
  • Provide travel funds to support the further training of researchers and visiting Research Fellows
  • Provide scholarship to PhD students
     

Our Beneficiaries

  • Diabetes Transplant Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital & University of New South Wales.  2002-9
  • Diabetes Research Unit, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia. 2009-11
  • Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization. 2010-4 
  • The University of Sydney . 2015 – 

Projects in Progress

Since 2009, the Foundation has provided funds to CSIRO Funds for a research project to showthat encapsulated pancreatic progenitors derived from human embryonic stem cells will normalize the sugar levels of diabetic recipients. The Chief Investigator is Professor Bernie Tuch

Our People

Names of Board Members

Mr Steven Nemes

Professor Geoffrey Symonds

Dr John Gallo

Registration Information

ABN

97 097 263 824

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

This is handled by Director of the Foundation, Mr Steven Nemes, of Harris Freidman Lawyers – snemes@hflawyers.com.au

General Donations

These are tax deductible

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Our Mission / Objective

The Australian Foundation for Diabetes Research:

(a) supports the development of a therapy that will allow the growing number of insulin-dependent Australians to cease having to inject insulin multiple times each day of their lives; 

(b) helps educate the wider community about the development of therapies to overcome the need for insulin for many young people with diabetes 

Our Services

Provide seed funding to assist diabetes research both within the laboratory and the clinic

  • Give access to human embryonic stem cell lines
  • Help in purchase of research equipment
  • Facilitate teaching of stem cell usage
  • Train researchers in bioengineering and other techniques 
  • Support employment of Post-doctoral fellows
  • Provide travel funds to support the further training of researchers and visiting Research Fellows
  • Provide scholarship to PhD students
     

Our Beneficiaries

  • Diabetes Transplant Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital & University of New South Wales.  2002-9
  • Diabetes Research Unit, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia. 2009-11
  • Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization. 2010-4 
  • The University of Sydney . 2015 – 

Projects in Progress

Since 2009, the Foundation has provided funds to CSIRO Funds for a research project to showthat encapsulated pancreatic progenitors derived from human embryonic stem cells will normalize the sugar levels of diabetic recipients. The Chief Investigator is Professor Bernie Tuch

Our People

Names of Board Members

Mr Steven Nemes

Professor Geoffrey Symonds

Dr John Gallo

Registration Information

ABN

97 097 263 824

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

This is handled by Director of the Foundation, Mr Steven Nemes, of Harris Freidman Lawyers – snemes@hflawyers.com.au

General Donations

These are tax deductible

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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