Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)

Group Leader: Dr Belinda Barton

Neurofibromatosis type 1 or NF1 is a genetic condition characterised by the growth of benign tumours in parts of the body with an abundance of nerve cells, including the skin, brain and eyes. The tumours can impair vision, cognition and bone growth. Our research is uncovering new treatments and therapies for the symptoms of this disease, as well as determining the underlying causes.

Current projects include:

  • Longitudinal assessment of congitive and health outcomes for children with NF1
  • Pathogenesis of NF1 development and neurological outcomes
  • The genetics and anatomy of NF1