The primary research areas of the Gastrointestinal research group are non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), alcohol-associated liver disease, liver fibrosis and disorders of iron balance. During the 20-year Raine Study review over 1200 Raine Study participants had a specialised non-invasive liver scan, Fibroscan® (Echosens™, France) which measured the stiffness or fibrosis of the liver.
The Group are involved in identifying nutritional and metabolic risk factors as well as genetic variants which make an individual more likely to develop NAFLD.
Professor Leon Adams MBBS PhD FRACP
Professor John Olynyk MBBS FRACP MD
A/Professor Julie Marsh MSc PhD
Dr Anita Chua PhD
Dr Esther Ooi PhD
Professor Stephen Lye
University of Toronto, Canada
Dr Oyekoya Ayonrinde MBBS FRACP, PhD candidate
2010-2014, CIHR 209483, S Lye, L Adams, L Beilin, J Lawrence , L Briollais, S Matthews,J Newnham, J Olynyk, L Palmer, C Pennell, Gene-environment interactions underlying the developmental origins of health and disease. Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute (Toronto) $939,441.
2010-2012, NHMRC 634445, L Adams, J Olynyk, L Beilin, C Pennell, W Oddy, P McCaskie, Risk factors for the development of NAFLD beyond insulin resistance: genetic, developmental and environmental influences, $641,125.
2010, UWA, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, L Adams, Small Equipment Grant, Fibroscan XL probe, $29,810