Science

Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Grants

The scheme is primarily focussed on encouraging top researchers from specific disciplines to direct their different capabilities to new interdisciplinary projects. Successful applicants receive an initial grant of $5,000 towards establishing the project with a further $20,000 once one of a series of achievement marks is achieved.

 

2014 Awards

Lead Researcher

School

Title

Martina Stenzel

CHEM

Development of polymeric nanoparticles for the co-delivery of two anti-cancer drugs for the treatment of sarcoma

Michael Burton

PHYS

Measuring the amount of Aliphatic Carbon in the Milky Way Galaxy

Lenny Vartanian

PSYC

Impact of obesity stigma on physical activity among obese individuals

Justin GOODING

CHEM

The use of nanoparticles to examine the structure of the lipid layer of the tear film

Simin Maleknia

MSE

Mechanisms of high temperature transformation of recycling waste to new materials

Kyle Hoehn

BABS

Developing small molecule inhibitors of glucose transport for the treatment of cancer

Peter Reece

PHYS

A new approach using optical tweezers to demonstrate how engagement of adhesion proteins during migration primes T cells for activation

Shelli McAlpine

CHEM

Demonstrating that a class of cancer therapeutics induces diabetes

Eva Kimonis

PSYC

Do distinct neuroendocrine correlates underpin an aggressive variant of psychopathy?

 

 

2013 Awards

Lead Researcher

School

Title

Adam MICOLICH

PHYS

Carbon nanotube transistors for studying proteins in the single molecule limit

Andrew BROWN

BABS

How is the Final Enzyme in Cholesterol Synthesis Controlled in the Context of Cardiovascular Disease?

Charles SORRELL

MATSC

Photocatalytic antimicrobial coatings on hard contact lenses

Justin GOODING

CHEM

The use of nanoparticles to examine the structure of the lipid layer of the tear film

Kevin MORRIS

BABS

Realtime imaging and analysis of enhanced gene delivery in microfluidic mechanoporation devices

Luke HUNTER

CHEM

A neuroprotective strategy for the treatment of stroke

Michael MANEFIELD

BABS

Net-negative carbon in energy supply – Integrated marine methanogenesis of algal biomass

William SHERWIN

BEES

How much selection can a wildlife population tolerate? A novel multigene approach

Yanan FAN

MATH

Bayesian statistical segmentation and modelling of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) in MRI images

 

 

 2012 Awards

Researchers

Title


Ross Hill (BEES), Rita Hendersen (ENG), Tim Lachnit (CMB/BEES)


Does wastewater outfall comprise kelp resistance to pathogen infection?

Tracey Rogers (BEES), Graham Doig (ENG)

What mechanisms of flow control do seals use to enhance hydrodynamic performance?

Chris Turney (BEES), Stuart Khan, Catherine Jex, James McDonald (ENG), Charlotte Cook (CCRC)

Towards a quantified temperature reconstruction methodology for Australian lake sediments

John Foster (BABS), Alan Crosky (MATS)

The Green Apple': Fibre reinforced bioplastics for compostable and biodegradable computer casings

Brett Neilan (BABS), Giles Guillemin (MED)

No title provided

Scott Rice (BABS), Bonsan Bonne Lee (NEURA)

Development of beneficial biofilms to coat urinary tract catheters to reduce infections

Fiona Stapleton (OPT), JOhn Eden (MED), Blanka Golebiowski (OPT)

The effects of testosterone and oestradiol therapy on clinical indicators and biomarkers of dry eye

Pall Thordarson (CHEM), Christopher Marquis (BABS)

Production and self-assembly of bio-hybrid protein polymer conjugates

Michael Kasumovic (BEES), Tom Denson (PSY)

An evolutionary approach to understanding why men love violent and competitive video games: A test of the dominance-practice hypothesis

Kevin Laws (MATS), Francois Ladouceur (ENG)

Co-drawing of optic fibres and bulk metallic glasses for non-linear photonic, plasmonic and slow-light applications