Fatwa Adikusuma

Fatwa Adikusuma

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


CRISPR technology enables us to easily modify genomic sequences. It has emerged as a potential candidate for disease therapeutics, particularly for genetic diseases. My research aims to develop genome editing techniques and strategies using CRISPR technology and apply those for therapeutic purposes. One of my current research projects focuses on developing highly effective CRISPR therapy for a muscle-wasting genetic disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). We use DMD mouse models to test our CRISPR techniques in order to find the perfect formula that can effectively cure the disease. We will also try to translate our CRISPR techniques for use in humans to provide treatment for DMD patients.

CRISPR technology enables us to easily modify genomic sequences. It has emerged as a potential candidate for disease therapeutics, particularly for genetic diseases. My research aims to develop genome editing techniques and strategies using CRISPR technology and apply those for therapeutic purposes. One of my current research projects focuses on developing highly effective CRISPR therapy for a muscle-wasting genetic disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). We use DMD mouse models to test our CRISPR techniques in order to find the perfect formula that can effectively cure the disease. We will also try to translate our CRISPR techniques for use in humans to provide treatment for DMD patients.

CSIRO SynBio fellowship for developing genome editing strategies for DMD therapeutic

- Advanced Research Platforms, Masters of Biotechnology

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor Developing CRISPR/Cas9-Based Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy using a Humanised Preclinical Model Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yu Chinn Joshua Chey
    2020 Co-Supervisor Development of novel CRISPR/Cas9 therapies for genetic eye disease Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Ms Ashleigh Geiger
    2019 Co-Supervisor Development of a CRISPR Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Mr Jayshen Christa Arudkumar

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