Adeline Lau

Research Officer
South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute

Adelaide, SA

Contact me for

  • sitting on boards or committees
  • providing an expert opinion
  • outreach activities
  • conference presenting


Since joining the Childhood Dementia Research Group at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adeline has been developing and assessing the safety and efficacy of novel therapies for an early-onset dementia called Sanfilippo Syndrome. At present, there is no treatment for these children and they often do not survive beyond their teenage years. These brain-directed therapies include stem cell therapy including bone marrow transplantation, viral vector gene therapy and small molecule drugs. She is also interested in behavioural phenotyping and in understanding the pathogenic cascade in this disorder.