Establishing a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) biobank
Chief Investigator: Professor Leanne Dibbens
Funding Amount : $90,000
Recipient: University of South Australia
Overview: Approximately 100 babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in Australia each year. The cause(s) of SIDS remain unknown, but there is evidence that genetic factors are involved. This study is designed to establish a Biobank containing biological samples from infants who have died from SIDS and from their biological parents. We will establish the first SIDS biobank in South Australia and one of only a few in the world. The biobank will allow us to carry out future studies to identify genetic variants that contribute to SIDS, with the aim of reducing or preventing the occurrence of SIDS.