Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Study



We need your help to investigate the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) strain that may play a crucial role in developing multiple sclerosis (MS). This Australia-wide study also aims to identify specific markers in the blood associated with onset and progression of MS.

To participate in this study we invite

People WITH MS who:

  • Are 18 years and above
  • Have been diagnosed with MS by a neurologist


People who DO NOT have MS who:

  • Are 18 years and above and have NOT been diagnosed with MS, and
  • Have NOT been diagnosed with any similar neurological condition

Participation involves:

  • Completing a questionnaire
  • Providing three saliva samples (postal submissions accepted)
  • Optional blood sample (in person)
  • $20 gift voucher on completion

Interested in participating?

Complete the screening survey (approx. 5-10 minutes)

Or for more information, contact

Dr Chhavi Asthana, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research

t: (03) 6226 4226


This study is approved by the University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee, H0027273 (H-85821).

Funding for this study comes from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRF2024516) and National Health and Medical Research Council (2021/GNT2009389).

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