A revolutionary approach to solving Motor Neuron Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases
More than 2000 people have Motor Neuron Disease in Australia.
Each day 2 people die and 2 people are diagnosed with this terminal disease.
It can strike anyone, at any time and there is no known cure or effective treatment.
We believe we can solve the mystery of MND and find a solution by looking into areas that current medical research is ignoring.
We are relentlessly committed to finding the cause of the disease and we’re determined to make a revolutionary breakthrough in the search for underlying genetic modalities causing MND and other neurodegenerative diseases.
8 years ago Peter Schutzinger was diagnosed with the most brutal and devastating diagnosis – Motor Neurons Disease and given only 2-3 years to live. This is a story of the human strength it takes to wage a fight against the odds and to never yield. His story involves a journey that has amazed his team of doctors, rallied experts from around the world, united medical research organisations and won the hearts of everyone that has come in contact with him.
Matt Keon brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the health sector. From high profile patient compliance campaigns for Oncology, Rare Diseases, Rheumatism, MS, Obesity, Diabetes and PKU, to technological innovations such as positivity.space. He is a complex problem solver who excels in looking at things from a different angle. He has been passionate about science from a young age and as this is one of the hardest diseases to crack it’s a challenge he tackles head on.
Our passionately committed, world respected scientist
Iggy Get Out is led by our CSO Nitin Saksena Ph.D. Nitin has published over 200 papers and is a world respected scientist who has been responsible for some of the most interesting developments in virus-associated neurodegenerative diseases. He brings in a wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge in genome biology and gene regulation, in addition to our relationships with biochemists, scientists, doctors and bio-informaticians at the highest level worldwide.
Iggy Get Out is named after a black Labrador named Iggy. When we first started looking at this disease we would meet in the living room of one of our founders and Iggy would constantly waddle in and try to interrupt our meeting. And so everyone would say “Iggy Get Out!” and thus this became the name of our research organization. You’ll find Iggy in in our logo as a dog made from the shape of a molecule.