Much research points to a major role of free radical damage in aging, thus the belief that antioxidants might be beneficial in delaying aging. Free radicals are mostly formed in the subcellular organelles which consume oxygen and produce energy, and this may be the major site of age-related damage. This projectseeks to understand the degree to which variation among these subcellular organelles affect free radical damage and aging, using the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism.
|Effective start/end date
|1/01/02 → 30/04/05
- Australian Research Council (ARC): A$4,657.00
- Australian Research Council (ARC): A$187,118.00