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Identifying markers of kidney graft rejection

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

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The Bernie Sweet Clinical Research Fellowship 2020 was recently awarded to Dr John Whitlam for his project: “Diagnostic validity of absolute quantification of graft-derived cell-free DNA and graft fraction for monitoring response to treatment of acute kidney transplant antibody medicated rejection”.


The overall aim of this research is to improve the health and long-term survival of kidney transplant recipients.


The research team is working on developing a cost-effective, less-invasive, sensitive and quantitative test for detecting graft damage earlier than current approaches.


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