Coeliac disease clinical studies

Coeliac disease clinical studies

Gloved hands taking blood from a clinical patient
Our researchers are leading clinical studies into coeliac disease.

Our researchers are conducting a range of clinical studies which include:

  • Investigating how gluten affects the immune system in adults and children with coeliac disease.
  • Developing new genetic and immune approaches to diagnosing coeliac disease
  • Investigating differences between gluten sensitivity and coeliac disease.
  • Understanding how gluten causes symptoms and how they can be treated.
  • Determining the safety of oats consumption in coeliac disease.

These studies involve volunteers with coeliac disease, gluten sensitivity and healthy volunteers. Members of the public can participate, subject to meeting eligibility requirements.

To find out more about these studies, please email coeliac@wehi.edu.au or phone 03 9345 2300 and leave a message.

For more information on clinical trials of Nexvax2®, an experimental treatment for coeliac disease that aims to retrain the immune system to learn to tolerate gluten, please contact CPR Pharma Services.

Dr Jason Tye-Din with clinical patient

More than half of Australians have genetic risk factors for developing coeliac disease