Science

ARC and NHMRC Silverstar Grants


In 2013, the Faculty of Science awarded 14 ARC and NHMRC Silverstar grants to the next-ranked major grant round applications that didn't receive UNSW Goldstar grants.

Faculty of Science Silverstar Grants are awarded at a rate of $5,000 below Goldstar grants.

 

 

 ARC Silverstars 2013

 

Researcher

Grant Title

 AmountSchool
 

Crossley, Paul Merlin

Engineering next generation designer transcription factors for improved chromatin access

 $35,000BABS
 

Morris, Kevin Vance

Parasitizing HIV-1; the evolutionary dynamics required to drive HIV-1 to a non-pathogenic state 

 $35,000BABS
 

Cassis, Gerry

Carnivorous plants and thieving bugs: a coevolutionary study of sundews and kleptoparasitic sundew bugs

 $35,000BEES
 

Curnoe, Darren

Southern Africa's Role in Recent Human Evolution

 $35,000BEES
 

Letnic, Michael Ivan

Do top predators control ecosystem nutrient dynamics?

 $35,000BEES
 

Sherwin, William

The genetics of mating isolation between two closely-related Australian fruit-fly pests – finding the molecular mechanisms of speciation.

 $35,000BEES
 

Britz, Thomas

New directions in combinatorial coding theory

 $25,000MATH
 

Murray, John

New mathematical approaches determining features associated with response in viral sequences

 $25,000MATH
 

Khuu, Sieu

A psychophysical investigation of the detection and identification of three-dimensional structure in cast-shadow patterns

 $35,000OPTOM
 

Bailey, Jeremy Alexander

Deuterium and the Early History of the Solar System

 $35,000PHYS
 

Smith, John Robert

The acoustics of reed instruments during transients and vibrato: strategies for excellent playing.

 $35,000PHYS

 

 

 NHMRC Silverstars 2013

 

Researcher

Grant Title

 AmountSchool
 

Senserrick, Teresa

RIDE - a prospective cohort study of risk factors for novice motorcyclist crashes

 $35,000AVIA
 

White, Peter Andrew

Evolution of Pandemic Noroviruses

 $35,000BABS
 

Whitford, Thomas

Electrophysiological abnormalities in the suppression of self-generated sensations: a biomarker for schizophrenia?

 $35,000PSYC

 

 

 

2012 Prize Winners
 

 ARC Silverstars 2012

Researcher

School

Grant Title

Amount

Bailey, Jeremy

Physics

Deuterium and the Early History of the Solar System

$35,000

Ball, Graham

Chemistry

Electrophilic complexation of key small molecules: coordination chemistry to inform applications from alkane functionalisation to carbon capture

$35,000

Ballard, Bill

Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Is mitochondrial DNA a selectively neutral marker?

$35,000

Coster, Adelle

Mathematics & Statistics

Predictive mathematical modelling to define emergent properties of the insulin action pathway

$25,000

Dawes, Ian

Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Global mechanisms affecting heat stress survival and their implications for cell ageing

$35,000

Hoffman, Mark

Materials Science & Engineering

Design of High Strain Lead-Free Piezoelectric Ceramics: Cyclic Fatigue Mechanisms

$35,000

Morris, Jonathan

Chemistry

Developing the Biomedical Potential of Biologically Active Natural Products

$35,000

Neilan, Brett

Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

The genetics and chemical ecology of marine symbioses as a basis for drug discovery

$35,000

Sherwin, William

Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Unravelling the molecular genetic basis of speciation

$35,000

Wang, Baolin

Materials Science & Engineering

Development of Innovative Computational Technique for the Fracture Mechanics of Micro/nanoscale Multilayers

$35,000

 

 

 

 

NHMRC Silverstars 2012

Researcher

School

Grant Title

Amount

Foster, John

Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

A Band-Aid' for the Eye: Treatment of Corneal Wounds and Ulcers

$35,000

McDonald, Skye

Psychology

Cool heads: Improving emotion regulation in people with severe traumatic brain injury

$35,000

Mitchell, Hazel

Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Investigation of the pathogenesis of the emergent pathogen Campylobacter concisus

$35,000

Westbrook, Fred

Psychology

Fear relapse: neural substrates underlying its inhibition and prevention

$35,000

Wilcox, Marcus

Optometry and Vision Science

Improving the host response to implanted antimicrobial biomaterials

$35,000