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Grants, Ministers and Portfolios in this data relate to the period prior to the 30 March resuffle. If my work receives adequate funding, grants awarded after that period will be added after those decisions are made & as time permits. Ministry & Portfolio names will be updated at that time.



Agency Since Jan 2018 Grants
1 Health $196,909,389 90
2 Education and Training $77,914,193 170
3 Education, Skills and Employment $20,837,150 2
4 Industry, Innovation and Science $2,217,103 20
5 Agriculture Water and the Environment $1,394,358 5
6 Industry, Science, Energy and Resources $1,012,332 9
7 Environment and Energy $355,775 7
8 Social Services $311,089 1
9 Prime Minister and Cabinet $263,746 1
10 Communications and the Arts $245,538 2
11 Agriculture and Water Resources $173,848 3
12 Foreign Affairs and Trade $54,560 2
13 Employment $7,000 2


Agency Since Jan 2018 Grants
1 Department of Health $129,618,883 16
2 Australian Research Council $77,871,693 164
3 National Health and Medical Research Council $67,180,880 72
4 Department of Education, Skills and Employment $20,837,150 2
5 Department of Industry, Innovation and Science $2,217,103 20
6 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment $1,394,358 5
7 Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources $1,012,332 9
8 Department of the Environment and Energy $355,775 7
9 Department of Social Services $311,089 1
10 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet $263,746 1
11 Department of Communications and the Arts $245,538 2
12 Department of Agriculture $118,848 2
13 Cancer Australia $66,198 1
14 Wine Australia $55,000 1
15 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade $54,560 2
16 National Blood Authority $43,428 1
17 Department of Education and Training $42,500 6
18 Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business $7,000 2


Program Since Jan 2018 Grants
1 POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS $99,182,752 12
2 HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH $67,180,880 72
3 ARC DISCOVERY $60,566,994 136
4 HEALTH WORKFORCE $21,210,131 1
5 RESEARCH CAPACITY $20,339,950 1
6 ARC LINKAGE PROJECT $17,304,699 28
7 ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH $6,600,000 1
8 PREVENTIVE AND CHRONIC DISEASE SUPPORT $2,626,000 2
9 SUPPORTING SCIENCE AND COMMERCIALISATION $1,069,880 4
10 GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY $937,675 20
11 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES $750,858 2
12 ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH $665,775 8
13 GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS $647,882 4
14 INVESTING IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND COMMERCIALISATION $573,998 1
15 BUILDING SKILLS AND CAPABILITY $521,700 8
16 FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES $311,089 1
17 BIOSECURITY AND EXPORT SERVICES $291,500 1
18 JOBS LAND AND ECONOMY $263,746 1
19 ARTS AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT $245,538 2
20 INTERNATIONAL MARKET ACCESS $102,300 1
21 IMPROVED CANCER CONTROL $66,198 1
22 SUPPORT FOR MARKETS AND BUSINESS $55,000 1
23 PUBLIC DIPLOMACY $54,560 2
24 NATIONAL BLOOD AGREEMENT MANAGEMENT $43,428 1
25 ANTARCTICA SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRESENCE $42,000 1
26 HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT $25,000 1
27 AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES $16,548 1



UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program INTERNATIONAL MARKET ACCESS
Purpose Outcome 1 - More sustainable, productive, internationally competitive and profitable Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries through policies and initiatives.
Approved 13 Jun 2018
Published 31 Jul 2018 $102,300
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program PREVENTIVE AND CHRONIC DISEASE SUPPORT
Purpose The Public Health and Chronic Disease Grant Program (the Program) provides a flexible funding pool to support activities that address the rising burden of chronic disease and improve public health
Approved 27 Nov 2019
Published 31 Jan 2020 $1,166,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH
Purpose Grants are awarded for research projects where the primary aim is to undertake taxonomic research on the Australian biota or to develop products that aid in the dissemination of taxonomic information.
Approved 05 Mar 2020
Published 31 Aug 2020 $330,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH
Purpose Grants are awarded for research projects where the primary aim is to undertake taxonomic research on the Australian biota or to develop products that aid in the dissemination of taxonomic information.
Approved 05 Mar 2020
Published 31 Aug 2020 $22,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Smoking during pregnancy causes irreversible, long-term harm to the developing baby. Currently women are offered counseling for smoking cessation with limited success. We will test whether more pregnant women quit smoking if carbon monoxide breath tests are incorporated into routine antenatal care or when financial incentives are offered. We will look at the costs to the health system of smoking and incentives, and we will explore community acceptability of incentives.
Approved 27 May 2020
Published 30 Jul 2020 $987,208
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose We will identify whether weight loss before pregnancy improves pregnancy and birth outcomes for overweight or obese women who are planning pregnancy, while evaluating health economic implications and social factors contributing to access and utilisation of the weight loss intervention. Findings will provide evidence to support investment in health promotion prior to conception care at a population level, inform health policies globally, and provide a strategy to tackle child obesity.
Approved 27 May 2020
Published 30 Jul 2020 $2,790,917
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Two million Australians are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. This may be partly due to modern human lifestyles which are linked with eating for a prolonged period each day. Preliminary data by the CIs show that time restricted eating (TRE, 8-10 h/day for up to 8 wk) improves glucose tolerance by 36 percent in people with obesity. This study will now test whether TRE is effective to improve glycaemic control and can be sustainable in humans longer term.
Approved 27 May 2020
Published 30 Jul 2020 $1,012,420
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people suffer a massive burden of kidney disease. A kidney transplant is the most effective treatment for kidney failure in the general population, however Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience significant barriers in accessing and achieving successful kidney transplants. This research will address reasons for this disparity and identify ways to improve transplant access and outcomes.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 30 Jan 2020 $132,742
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Water and salt are critical factors for the Australian agricultural industry. Crops use proteins called aquaporins to move water across cell membranes, and a newly discovered subset of these proteins can also transport salts. This project aims to reveal the molecular pathways that regulate water and salt transport via aquaporins using multidisciplinary techniques in genetics, molecular biology and electrophysiology. These results will provide novel insights into how plants coordinate and adapt to changing water and salt conditions, answering key questions in plant physiology. Benefits include an expanded, innovative range of targets for plant breeding programs to improve plant productivity in our changing climate.
Approved 24 Jan 2019
Published 30 Jan 2019 $410,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to significantly reduce the number of pipe bursts in cities by detecting the leaks from developing cracks on water supply pipes just in time. New techniques will be developed for reliable and timely detection using the existing sensor network in the Adelaide CBD. Specialised monitoring stations will be developed with adaptive noise-cancellation algorithms to detect small leak signals in noisy city environments. Expected outcomes include an effective pipe burst early warning system and the implementation of an active burst prevention and targeted pipe replacement strategy. This should significantly reduce the burst rates and associated interruptions in Adelaide and save millions of dollars every year in pipe relay programs.
Approved 12 Jan 2019
Published 30 Apr 2019 $395,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Many countries are introducing sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) taxes and other policy measures to curb consumption. However, artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) and fruit juices are being excluded from these policy measures. This may have unintended consequences for consumption behaviours and create other negative health outcomes. We will examine substitution effects of SSB policy on water, ASBs and fruit juice consumption, and make recommendations for public health policy.
Approved 20 Apr 2020
Published 29 Sep 2020 $1,449,800
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 16 Oct 2020
Published 29 Oct 2020 $49,973
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH
Purpose Chronic Disease Programs
Approved 27 Sep 2019
Published 29 Nov 2019 $6,600,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH
Purpose Systematics of Australian microgastrine wasps (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): A key group of caterpillar parasitoids.
Approved 12 Mar 2019
Published 29 May 2019 $297,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia is a rare and neglected blood cancer that rapidly progresses to acute leukaemia within 28-32 months and has no approved therapy. Based on our extensive data we will treat high risk newly diagnosed patients with a new monoclonal antibody Lenzilumab and metabolic interventions (including high dose ascorbate) plus standard of care azacitidine and assess the percentage of patients that have not progressed and still alive.
Approved 25 May 2020
Published 29 Jun 2020 $1,619,122
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose The Australian Government recommends women take iodine supplements during pregnancy to optimise their childs development. However, our studies suggest that too much iodine during pregnancy may lower childrens performance on tests of cognitive development. We will test if limiting iodine intake from prenatal supplements in pregnant women who already get enough iodine from food can protect the cognitive development of their children.
Approved 25 May 2020
Published 29 Jun 2020 $3,235,960
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 04 Apr 2019
Published 29 Apr 2019 $37,500
ADELAIDE FAIRLY SAFE



UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Two projects relating to the social and emotional wellbeing of young Aboriginal people in SA is proposed. The main project concerns lateral violence, which is a form of dissatisfaction and infighting in communities, A focus is to reduce intergenerational transmissions of trauma and lateral violence. A collaborative approach will develop a network of support mechanisms and educational resources for Aboriginal young people to improve individual and community relationships and wellbeing.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 28 Oct 2019 $625,750
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Aboriginal children have poorer social and emotional well-being (SEWB) than non-Aboriginal children. Poor SEWB in childhood is an under-appreciated source of long-term poor mental health which, in turn, influences the types of infectious and inflammatory stresses that lead to diabetes and other chronic conditions. For the first time in Australia, we plan to advance Aboriginal child health through a randomised controlled trial that will utilise motivational interviewing to improve SEWB.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 28 Aug 2018 $898,097
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This fellowship will take what is known to improve the health of babies born early (preterm) from research studies and put it into everyday clinical practice. Preterm babies can have health problems with their brains, gut and difficulties with breastfeeding. This can impact on them, their families, the education and health systems. As a doctor and researcher, I will work with healthcare workers, families and government, to find out the best ways to get the best possible care for preterm babies.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 28 Aug 2018 $193,596
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Breast cancer (BrCa) is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. BrCa cells rely on features of the tumour microenvironment (TME) to grow and spread to distant sites. A heightened level of Grem1 is found within the TME of many cancers and is associated with increased tumour growth and blood vessel density. This study aims to identify the role of Grem1 in promoting BrCa growth and spread and identify Grem1 is a viable target as a new strategy for the urgent treatment of BrCa.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 28 Aug 2018 $327,192
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose The diabetic heart is characterized by inflammation and low energy status, resulting in heart failure, impaired vessel function and blood clot formation. Previous studies found that such processes involve the uncontrolled over-activation of an enzyme called PARP-1, usually responsible for repairing damaged DNA. This project will seek to better understand the extent to which PARP-1 is activated, and the impact of its inhibition on vascular, platelet and cardiac metabolism in diabetes.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 28 Aug 2018 $327,192
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Bioengineering involves creating replacement tissue using both artificial and biological material. The potential applications are endless. This project investigates how tissue engineering can be applied to structures in and around the eye. We begin with relatively simple tissue to replicate, such as the eyelid cartilage and lacrimal gland, before applying our techniques to more complex structures.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 28 Aug 2018 $271,034
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Many survivors of critical illness have impaired physical function and quality of life and these deficits persist well after discharge. Optimal protein delivery, fed via a gastric tube, has the potential to reduce muscle wasting and, hence, improve functional outcomes. The proposed research will provide a comprehensive understanding of how protein is handled by the body during critical illness and define how much protein should be delivered to aid long-term recovery.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 28 Aug 2018 $327,192
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Australian infant feeding guidelines now suggest the best way to prevent food allergy is by giving babies allergens like peanut, egg and wheat in their first year. Unfortunately, parents of many infants avoid these allergens for fear of an allergic reaction. My research aims to identify barriers and enablers to adopting this advice by parents and health care practitioners, and thereby improve the uptake of these guidelines to reduce the incidence of allergies in Australian children.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 28 Aug 2018 $261,754
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose I strive to understand the causes of and develop precise diagnoses and effective treatments for individuals with childhood onset neurological disabilities. These life-long disorders of brain development and function, which include epilepsies, intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsies, affect up to 5 percent of world-wide populations. To identify disease origins and to decipher the underlying disease mechanisms, I will use cutting edge genetic and biology techniques and stem cell models.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 28 Aug 2018 $963,270
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose My research focuses on diseases of the upper airways, in particular chronic relapsing infections and inflammation of the nose and sinus mucosa and on improving wound healing after surgery. My research is translational, aimed at defining new treatments for these diseases. I have invented novel products that improve wound healing after surgery and instruments that help surgeons perform their surgeries in a better and safer way.
Approved 20 Apr 2020
Published 27 Oct 2020 $2,360,520
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose People who make decisions regarding the health of individuals or a society need trustworthy information to support these decisions, whether they be about the effectiveness of a strategy, the burden of a disease, the accuracy of a medical investigation or the preferences and values of a population. To produce trustworthy evidence, we need to collate and synthesise all of the information available. This work will improve the science behind evidence synthesis and the quality of evidence synthesis.
Approved 20 Apr 2020
Published 27 Oct 2020 $645,205
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to establish a new capability to reveal catalytic behaviour of materials under practical working conditions at multi-scale levels. Through in situ monitoring of surface, interface and structural properties of catalysts, this unique integrated facility will overcome current limitations due to a lack of understanding of reaction mechanism, by ex situ and/or individual in situ characterisations. This world-class facility will significantly advance a range of electrocatalysis, photocatalysis and battery applications for renewable energy-storage and clean-fuel generation. This will be Australia’s only platform; it will benefit a number of innovative research projects in energy, catalysis and environmental and materials science.
Approved 20 Jan 2021
Published 27 Jan 2021 $497,264
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose The Cherenkov Telescope Array is a transformational facility in very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy. It will be 10 times more sensitive than current instruments and will revolutionise many topics in high energy astrophysics, and in astro-particle physics such as dark matter. Over 1000 scientists from over 30 countries are involved and the first telescopes on the southern hemisphere site in Chile will be installed from about 2021. This project will ensure Australia's contribution to complete the facility, leading into its operations phase (starting in 2027). It will also fund unique optical astronomy hardware that will enable Australian scientific leadership in supporting some of the Cherenkov Telescope Array's Key Science Projects.
Approved 20 Jan 2021
Published 27 Jan 2021 $1,680,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is the single most powerful spectroscopic tool for determining molecular structure. Our aim is to upgrade NMR infrastructure available to researchers across South Australia with an integrated and complementary array of state-of-the-art spectrometers to diversify usage across a range of disciplines. Replacement of outdated spectrometers will modernise core NMR facilities along with installation of new probes to improve sensitivity and the ability to analyze small sample quantities. Our overall strategy is to maximize capability and minimize duplication, while bringing South Australia's NMR capabilities up to a national and international standard.
Approved 20 Jan 2021
Published 27 Jan 2021 $1,240,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This multi-institutional proposal aims to establish a state-of-the-art Lightsheet microscope facility in South Australia with enhanced analysis infrastructure and a national user support network. Expectations are, this will transform researcher outcomes for multiple disciplines by facilitating high-resolution four-dimensional interrogation of novel biological processes. Significant benefits will include the ability to image deep within living tissue over long time-scales without inducing phytotoxicity to produce high-impact fundamental and translatable outcomes, the development of novel probes and methodologies, new cross-disciplinary collaborations, and new and unique funding, student training and public engagement opportunities.
Approved 20 Jan 2021
Published 27 Jan 2021 $909,079
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to complete a high-throughput, automated pipeline for biomolecule crystallisation and provide enhanced X-ray structure determination capabilities for all sample types. This is critical because X-ray crystallography remains the primary technique for achieving molecular level insights to help solve cutting-edge problems in life, materials, chemical, earth and agricultural sciences. The diverse researcher community in South Australia will benefit from a more rapid structure determination pipeline from molecular sample to structure. The infrastructure will drive research findings in energy and resources, food, soil and water security, advanced manufacturing and life sciences and lead to economic and technological impacts.
Approved 20 Jan 2021
Published 27 Jan 2021 $860,365
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 07 Aug 2019
Published 27 Aug 2019 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Purpose To provide targeted on-off grants to eligible commercial fishers with a history of fishing in Australian Marine Parks.
Approved 16 Sep 2020
Published 26 Nov 2020 $467,852
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Purpose To provide targeted on-off grants to eligible commercial fishers with a history of fishing in Australian Marine Parks.
Approved 16 Sep 2020
Published 26 Nov 2020 $283,006
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 15 Nov 2019
Published 26 Nov 2019 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose While mid-infrared (MIR) lasers have become indispensable to key industries ranging from research and healthcare to defence, industrial deployment of this technology has been hampered by the lack of cost-effective MIR optical fibres. This project aims to overcome this barrier through the creation of an innovative design toolkit for the fabrication of complex optical fibre structures. This efficient and commercially viable concept-to-manufacture development process will pave the way towards the MIR fibre technology revolution and will yield significant economic benefits spanning industrial process controls and environmental monitoring to hazardous chemical detection and biological sensing.
Approved 24 Nov 2020
Published 25 Nov 2020 $312,066
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose The aims of this project address the critical mineral resource potential of complex copper ores. The research will generate new knowledge on the concentration, distribution, physical form and chemical speciation of critical minerals, including tellurium, cobalt and rare earth elements, in ores and processing streams using innovative approaches and utilising state-of-the-art analytical techniques. Expected outcomes include integrated models for critical element endowments in Australia's largest copper resource, Olympic Dam (S.A.). Future recovery of these elements would add significant value to existing operations, providing long-term economic and commercial benefits and would also contribute to Australia's transition to a low-carbon future.
Approved 24 Nov 2020
Published 25 Nov 2020 $456,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose The project aims to develop an integrated method that uses micro scale and macro scale information to predict block scale behaviour so that a better cave mining design can be established. The role of various mineral composition on the energy storage and fracture properties of rocks will be investigated to examine rock fragmentation for block cave mining. Later Machine Learning based models will be developed to establish various predictive models for Block Scale rock mass behaviour and caveability of ore deposit. Finally, we will develop a new constitutive model based on a dual damage concept that will capture the rock fragmentation and simulate the cave propagation in a large scale mine layout using Smoothed-particle hydrodynamics.
Approved 24 Nov 2020
Published 25 Nov 2020 $516,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT
Purpose This grant is to assist universities with the cost of systems changes associated with implementing the Government's tranparency in higher education expenditure data collection
Approved 12 Feb 2018
Published 25 Jun 2018 $25,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 06 Feb 2020
Published 25 Feb 2020 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Lifting Clinical Trials Registry Capacity
Approved 15 Jan 2018
Published 24 Jul 2018 $623,307
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 14 Nov 2018
Published 24 Dec 2018 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 14 Nov 2018
Published 24 Dec 2018 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Biomedical Cancer Research Institute SA
Approved 28 Jul 2020
Published 24 Aug 2020 $80,000,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This project aims to develop a new medication that improves wound healing and prevents microbial infections. The medication is specifically made for application into the abdomen after surgery. Adhesion formation after abdominal surgery is one of the main complications and can cause many symptoms such as pain and infertility. The goal is to improve wound healing after surgery of the abdomen so that the formation of adhesions does not occur.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 23 Sep 2019 $953,880
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Gonorrhoea rates have tripled in Australia in the past 10 years with highest prevalence in Aboriginal youth (20 percent of remote-dwelling 16-19-year-olds) and a 4-fold higher rate for meningococcal disease (IMD) in Aboriginal children. Recent findings show 4CMenB vaccine may protect against both diseases. We will implement a 4CmenB vaccine program for NT and SA youth and evaluate protection against gonorrhoea and IMD to provide evidence for immunisation policy to benefit youth in Australia and globally.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 23 Sep 2019 $1,292,029
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 06 Sep 2019
Published 23 Sep 2019 $37,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program SUPPORTING SCIENCE AND COMMERCIALISATION
Purpose The STEM Academy is designed to encourage secondary school students across South Australia to engage in STEM subjects and increase their awareness of the breadth of STEM careers available to them. Students will gain access to a range of hands-on workshops, events and interactive exhibitions. The STEM Academy aims to build a diverse community of learners aspiring to follow their passion by fostering a love of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The STEM Academy is inclusive for all students and will have a specialised focus on increasing participation in STEM from underrepresented groups, including students from regional or low socio-economic backgrounds, as well as women and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Approved 29 Sep 2020
Published 23 Oct 2020 $110,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program SUPPORTING SCIENCE AND COMMERCIALISATION
Purpose Why does food not taste good when we have a cold' How do neurons communicate' What does the brain look like up close' Come meet your brain and find out. In this fun and interactive children's event, held in the Adelaide Medical School at the University of Adelaide, kids (aged 6 to 11) will explore how the brain and nervous system work in a fun and hands-on way by participating in a series of interactive neuroscience exhibits created by faculty and students at the University of Adelaide. Examine how information moves between neurones by playing a game of Synaptic Ping Pong, build layers (meninges) around an egg to see what types of protection are best for the brain, explore how optical illusions work, look at human brains up close, and more. At each station, children can collect a stamp in their Passport to the Brain and work towards earning an official Brain Training certificate. This year, in addition to the main event, there will be the Neuroscience Nexus, where people of all ages can come and discover fun and interactive neuroscience booths.
Approved 19 Dec 2017
Published 23 Mar 2018 $12,750
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be associated with persistent memory and decision making impairments and motor dysfunction. TBI also increases risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia and Parkinsons disease. There are currently no clinical tools to predict who is most at risk of long-term impairments. This project will use both innovative brain imaging techniques and novel blood injury markers to understand disease progression in order to improve prognosis.
Approved 11 Jun 2020
Published 23 Jun 2020 $1,987,160
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 26 Mar 2020
Published 23 Apr 2020 $29,919
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Reproductive and pregnancy disorders are common in Australian men and women, with 6 percent couples seeking infertility services and another 30 percent experiencing recurrent miscarriage, preeclampsia or preterm birth, often resulting in life-time health problems for children, and sometimes stillbirth. This research will investigate the immune causes of these conditions, and the results will contribute to new health tools, diagnostics and medical treatments to support maternal and infant health.
Approved 20 Apr 2020
Published 22 Sep 2020 $3,560,520
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Antarctic ice-shelf disintegrations have the alarming potential to cause rapid sea level rise, through accelerated discharge of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and initiating runaway Ice Sheet destabilisations. The project aims to develop a mathematical model of swell-induced ice-shelf vibrations in a coupled ocean-shelf 3D framework, focusing on interactions between vibrations and the rift networks that characterise outer shelf margins before disintegration. Accurate, efficient solutions will be developed by fusing powerful approximation theories, and validated by numerical solutions. The model will be combined with state-of-the-art data to predict trends in Antarcticas remaining ice shelves and indicate potential future disintegrations.
Approved 17 Oct 2019
Published 22 Oct 2019 $884,063
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to address the accumulation of pollutants in our environment by developing and optimising materials that utilise light energy to breakdown these persistent chemicals. Combining novel techniques and approaches, this project expects to generate new knowledge in the field of materials science and photochemistry. The anticipated outcomes of this project include an advancement of environmental remediation methods and the capture of pollutants at their source. This should provide significant benefits to both humans and the environment through preventing the adverse impacts of pollutant exposure.
Approved 17 Oct 2019
Published 22 Oct 2019 $715,772
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose There is an urgent need for new culturally sensitive ways of improving organ donation rates in Australia, which are lower in culturally and linguistically diverse groups. The project aims to reorient the research focus from decisions made prior to death to the actual times and clinical spaces in which these decisions occur. Through a comparative cross-cultural analysis this research will provide essential knowledge that will inform innovative approaches to understanding organ donation. The outcomes will have a strong bearing on how organ donation communication, professional protocols, and ultimately, organ donation practice evolve in Australia.
Approved 17 Oct 2019
Published 22 Oct 2019 $821,400
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 28 Aug 2019
Published 22 Oct 2019 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The project aims to investigate new deep learning modelling approaches to leverage real-world large-scale image data sets that contain noisy and incomplete labels and imbalanced class prevalence - to enable the use of these data sets for modelling deep learning classifiers. Expected outcomes include an innovative method for modelling deep learning classifiers. The research will involve new inter-disciplinary and international collaborations with machine learning and medical image analysis research institutions. This should provide significant benefits, such as better understanding of deep learning theory, new deep learning applications that can use previously unexplored data sets, and training for the future Australian workforce.
Approved 17 Oct 2019
Published 22 Oct 2019 $988,200
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Despite the important role of renewable energy sources, combustion will remain essential for transportation into the foreseeable future. This project aims to investigate flames burning in a hot and low-oxygen environment. The objective is to better understand how these conditions could be applied to gas turbines. This project expects to generate new knowledge to enable a reduction in emissions, improvement in efficiency and increase in power output. Expected outcomes of this project include improved understanding of the governing physics to enable development of design tools for next-generation engines. This should provide significant benefits, such as reduced reliance on fossil fuels and a critical reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Approved 17 Oct 2019
Published 22 Oct 2019 $944,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to design catalyst materials for the production of future fuels (green ammonia, hydrocarbon and alcohol). Using carbon and nitrogen as energy carriers, these fuels are generated from renewable sources such as wind or solar; they are safe, reliable, and possess high energy density. The outcomes include advance in computational electrochemistry to the Opeando level, electrocatalysts design principles with clearly articulated reaction mechanisms, and candidate materials for experimental validation. Facilitated by advanced computation techniques and reliable catalyst materials design procedure, this project will address the biggest challenge in future fuel generation, which is the lack of efficient catalyst materials.
Approved 17 Oct 2019
Published 22 Oct 2019 $728,014
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to uncover the morphological variation that allows rapid adaptive evolution in two invasive species, the rabbit and hare. This project expects to generate new knowledge at the interface between invasion biology and evolutionary biology, using cutting-edge methods to phenotype widespread populations. This project will address key inter-related hypotheses of rapid adaptive evolution at temporal, spatial and phylogenetic scales, particularly about changing morphologies involved role in locomotion and dispersal ability. Expected outcomes of this project include a comprehensive phenotypic database of these two species and identifying how these invasive species are adapting to the Australian landscape.
Approved 17 Oct 2019
Published 22 Oct 2019 $681,697
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Our research has shown the majority of children and pregnant women who are underimmunised remain so due to social deprivation or logistical barriers, not anti-vaccine views. There is a need for improved targeted immunisation programs in Australia specifically for vulnerable groups. We will identify interventions and strategies to improve immunisation uptake in underimmunised children and pregnant women and develop evidence based targeted immunisation programs to improve equity in child health.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 22 Aug 2018 $487,893
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Atherosclerosis is the build-up of cholesterol plaques inside blood vessels that cause heart attacks. Macrophages are a type of cell that accumulate inside these plaques to make them grow. I am studying two different approaches to stop this build-up of cholesterol-rich macrophages in plaque to prevent heart attacks. One is the use of an anti-inflammatory, anti-gout drug called colchicine, and the other is to block a molecule called eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase (eEF2K).
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 22 Aug 2018 $386,724
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose I test whether different diets and nutritional supplements improve the health of pregnant women and their children. My new research will evaluate how changing the balance of the fats in the diet of pregnant women may reduce the risk of having a premature baby, consider new ways that we can improve the growth and development of premature babies and how eating extra eggs and peanuts in pregnancy and while breastfeeding might actually reduce allergies to these foods in babies.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 22 Aug 2018 $860,385
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to widen public access to different kinds of historical knowledge about colonial frontier conflict, and thereby to contribute to contemporary processes of truth telling and reconciliation. It will use the innovative technology of Story Map digital software to open up new dialogue on how different communities interpret the past. In addition to scholarly publications, outcomes include an updatable story-map of frontier relations for use by the partner museums and history organisations. Other expected public outcomes include a touring exhibition, education packs on frontier history for classroom use, and ongoing community applications of the Story Map digital database for use in regional reconciliation projects.
Approved 12 Feb 2020
Published 21 Feb 2020 $353,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to improve Environmental Impact Assessment and monitoring of subterranean ecosystems by developing a rigorous, credible and practicable environmental DNA assessment framework. Resource companies in Western Australia are mandated to assess groundwater biodiversity under Environmental Protection legislation. Current surveys are time-consuming (expensive) and biased toward common taxa. For regulators, stakeholders and industry involved in this project we will provide real-world information and cost savings through innovation in understanding patterns in species boundaries and detection of subterranean fauna. The outcomes will be directly applicable to monitoring subterranean ecosystems across Australia and internationally.
Approved 12 Feb 2020
Published 21 Feb 2020 $490,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Most heart attacks are caused by high-risk plaques in coronary arteries. A significant unmet need in cardiology is to reliably detect high-risk plaques before they are life-threatening. This project will generate unique insights into plaque pathogenesis over time to see how plaques become high-risk and cause heart attacks. This project will also develop a clinically applicable tool to detect high-risk plaques, leading to significantly reduced complications and cost in heart disease.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $992,112
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Waste recycling is a normal process through which cells clear unwanted material to maintain good health. There are some conditions that are associated with impaired waste recycling in cells (such as dementia), which make this process relevant to lifelong health. We have developed a new test that will, for the first time, enable accurate measurement of the recycling process 'in action' in humans, and may identify people who have poor cellular health.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $594,687
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Superbugs, or antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, cause recurring infections and non-healing wounds after surgery as existing therapies fail to effectively kill them. We will develop a medical device to fight superbugs with UV light that is effective against bacteria and fungi without causing harm to human cells. This could eradicate superbugs at infection sites, aid wound healing and actively improve health outcomes after surgery.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $999,581
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Malaria parasites kill 450,000 children a year and impact on the economic development of communities. Spreading drug resistant malaria parasites within Australia's South-East Asian neighbours creates an urgent and unmet need for new drug treatments. We will characterise host signals required for parasite survival in immature erythrocytes and identify host-directed, ready to develop, resistance-proofed drugs to kill malaria parasites.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $898,043
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This project will advance a new drug to treat pregnant women diagnosed with the disease preeclampsia, and prevent them and their baby from becoming seriously ill. It will investigate how a novel sugar compound acts directly on the mother's blood vessels to restore normal vascular function, and provide the necessary preclinical proof-of-concept data to proceed to clinical trials.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $685,453
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose About one in eight known genetic disorders involve DNA alteration that activates a cellular quality control mechanism that disables the affected gene. This mechanism is more efficient in some individuals than others. It can influence disease outcomes and severity. We will engineer and apply tools and models to measure and manipulate this crucial cellular mechanism. This will allow us to predict disease severity as well as to intervene where a manipulation of this mechanism will be beneficial.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $1,122,760
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose As the underlying cause of heart attack, atherosclerosis is a leading cause of death worldwide. New approaches to treatment are desperately needed and this requires a better understanding of how atherosclerotic plaques form in arteries. This project studies a new population of stem cells that we have discovered in the outer layer of arteries, to determine how they cause plaques to form, so that we can develop new therapies that target these stem cells to more effectively treat atherosclerosis.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $728,005
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Viral infection of the female reproductive tract (FRT) can have a significant impact on FRT health and may cause significant birth defects if the virus infects the placenta and developing fetus. In this application we will investigate the role of a novel molecule termed interferon epsilon and how it impacts viral infection of the FRT, the fetus and how the placenta responds to viral infection. This work will develop innovative antiviral strategies to combat viral infections of the FRT.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $784,273
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Kidney transplantation is a life-saving treatment for most people with end-stage kidney disease. For some people, however, it causes more harm than good. We will clarify which individuals will benefit from transplantation by personalising information on predicting potential outcomes after transplantation. We will use this to develop a decision tool to help doctors and patients make these challenging and irreversible decisions. This will maximise the benefits from this precious resource.
Approved 17 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $99,682
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Low blood glucose levels following a meal occur frequently in otherwise healthy people and those who have had surgery for weight loss. It affects quality of life adversely and current management is unsatisfactory. The proposed studies will use sophisticated techniques to evaluate the roles of the rate of stomach emptying and the so-called 'incretin' hormones which stimulate the release of insulin after a meal. The outcomes will have major implications for more rational management.
Approved 17 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $132,743
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Gestational diabetes (GDM) affects 1 in 7 pregnant women, significantly increasing future risk for cardiovascular diseases in women and offspring. Clinical management of GDM is a healthy diet; but this one-size fits all approach is ineffective. We need to prevent GDM. We will use dietary modelling to inform culturally acceptable, personalised nutrition plans that will reverse metabolic risk factors to prevent GDM. Personalised nutrition represents a paradigm shift for current clinical care.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $854,008
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) diseases are transmitted from a mother's eggs to her children. However, the levels of affected mtDNA differ amongst her eggs. Consequently, a carrier would not know if the newborn child were to suffer from these diseases. Mitochondrial Donation offers couples the potential to have an unaffected child. We will undertake the most comprehensive study of mitochondrial donation using one of its associated approaches to determine if it produces healthy embryos and offspring.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $1,629,373
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Genetic testing of IVF embryos promises to improve success but shows no effect of live-birth rates. Many embryos are mosaic: containing cells with correct and incorrect chromosome numbers. Current testing is an invasive biopsy which fails to diagnose how many cells are abnormal in the cells that develop into the baby. Here we will use imaging to determine the ratio of abnormal:normal cells resulting in a non-invasive diagnostic that will improve IVF success.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $1,266,777
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This project brings together Aboriginal kidney patients and families, health professionals, health services, academics and researchers. Aboriginal peoples' lived experience of kidney disease and kidney care will inform and co-create improvements in care at an interpersonal, service and systems level. Patient journey mapping, effective collaboration between patients and clinical staff, and embedding Indigenous governance mechanisms will be used to improve both clinical and cultural safety.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $1,950,173
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that leads to poor birth outcomes and elevated lifelong cardiovascular disease risk in 4 million women each year. It has no cure and treatments are limited because the causal mechanisms are not understood. We have identified a specialised immune cell in the mother's blood that assists blood vessels to function properly in pregnancy. We will assess whether interventions to enhance these cells can improve poor blood vessel function and pregnancy outcomes.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 21 Dec 2020 $921,623
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Traditionally, general surgical doctors attended to and operated on unwell patients inbetween outpatient clinics and elective operating lists. A new Acute Surgical Unit (ASU) model was pioneered in Australia in 2005. This system offers an on-site registrar, on-call consultant, and dedicated emergency theatre, available 24 hours a day and dedicated solely to patients with emergency general surgical conditions like appendicitis. Results are very promising. More research is needed to promote uptake.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $99,842
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Depression is common among persons with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, leading to substantial morbidity burden and healthcare costs. Health outcomes can be optimised through a multidisciplinary model of healthcare known as collaborative care, however, in practice the treatment of depression is largely independent of cardiology and primary care. This TRIP Fellowship aims to improve depression identification and treatment in heart disease patients using collaborative care.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $128,255
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This study will provide high quality evidence on the effects of early life exposure to fluoridated water on child psychological and intellectual development. The evidence is needed to inform public policies and practice on fluoride use.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $828,757
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose In this project, we will determine how a protein called CCR2 controls the generation of memory immune responses and whether its activity can be manipulated to enhance vaccination
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $675,788
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Hormones released from the intestines help control blood glucose after meals. The role of one of these hormones, glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), has never been fully understood for lack of suitable tools to investigate its actions in humans. We have now developed such a tool, that we will use to understand the contribution of GIP to blood glucose control in health and type 2 diabetes.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $946,521
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Over half of the world's population is at risk of infection with pathogenic flaviviruses such as dengue virus (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV). Unfortunately there are no antiviral therapies or safe and effective vaccines. In this project we will employ advanced genomics, sensing and imaging techniques to reveal new details about the exact functions and interactions of the multifunctional viral NS1 protein. This understanding will expedite development of antiviral strategies directed against NS1.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $638,031
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Our proposal will utilise our existing clinical trials and biobank, and will test whether in-utero and early life exposures are causally linked to child obesity, and whether these exposures act via changes in cardiometabolic, inflammatory, and epigenetic pathways, and further result in added susceptibility to early childhood exposures. Understanding the contribution of in-utero versus early life exposures is required to optimise treatment and develop effective strategies to tackle child obesity.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $2,426,051
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose There is currently a great need for better and more specific ways to control chronic inflammation. In this project, based on our unique ability to isolate and study one of the major cells that drives chronic inflammation, we will identify more specific cellular targets for the control chronic inflammatory diseases.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $776,432
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose When we feel full after a meal it is the result of a variety of different nerve signals from the gut in response to distension of the stomach and specific nutrients. We know that eating red pepper reduces food intake in humans. The aim of this project is to determine the mechanism in the stomach responsible for this effect on food intake and thus establish a peripheral target for the pharmacological treatment of obesity.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $985,725
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) is one of the few ear nose and throat diseases with no absolute cure. An alarming 1.8 million Australians continue to suffer from this disease. Current therapies cannot always control the disease. In this study, we will develop a new drug that will be delivered topically and can disperse bacterial biofilms, and has inherent anti-infective and anti-inflammatory properties.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $767,389
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose The research will trial a novel nutrient-based approach to the treatment of obesity. We have identified specific nutrients that are present in the diet, and, when consumed in a concentrated form in very small amounts, have potent effects to reduce food intake and blood sugar. We will now investigate the effects of these nutrients, when consumed for a period of 12 months before main meals, on body weight and long-term blood sugar control in people that are obese and at risk of diabetes.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $964,187
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose With age women and men face infertility and increased risk of developmental problems in their children. We have found a candidate drug that restores eggs and sperm so that healthy embryo development occurs. Experiments in mice will discover how the drug affects egg and sperm cells and show that it improves fertility. We will also test whether human eggs and sperm respond favourably to the drug. This research is an essential step towards the development of a new human fertility treatment.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $1,106,080
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Despite the provision of breastfeeding support, mothers of preterm infants often struggle to produce enough breast milk to meet their infants daily feeding requirements. Treatment with domperidone, a galactagogue, has been shown to be safe and effective in producing a modest increase in daily expressed breast milk volume, but the optimal dose to provide mothers is uncertain. This research aims to determine what the optimal dose is for increasing breast milk supply in mothers of preterm infants.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $980,692
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose 84 percent of women who withdraw from assisted reproductive therapy without success do so because they lack of sufficient quality oocytes. We discovered novel RNA transcripts which do not encode protein sequences, but do have functional roles in regulating the development and hormone responses of ovarian follicles. This research will define the mechanisms by which these RNA transcripts influence fertility and investigate how this can be applied in therapies to improve reproductive health.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $600,773
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Expensive drugs like Kalydeco can improve cystic fibrosis (CF) lung health, but only in some patients. Airway gene-addition therapy could treat any patient. Our successful airway gene therapy method could not be tested in CF lungs until our recent development of rats with CF. This project will precisely-target our gene therapy to lung regions, assess the effectiveness and safety with techniques including our revolutionary X-ray methods, and test its potential in the human-size lungs of sheep
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $861,345
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Bacteria display significant weakness during changes in the abundance of various heavy metals. To exploit this, the host alters the availability of zinc, copper and iron when the bacteria are detected during infection. This study will characterise these host metal fluxes and bacterium's ability to sense and respond to these changes. This will finally elucidate the important role of host-induced metal stress in bacterial clearance and how bacteria overcome this metal stress on a molecular level.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $642,521
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Preeclampsia, preterm birth, intrauterine growth restriction and gestational diabetes afflict 25 percent of first pregnancies and can be life threatening to mother and/or baby. Maternal obesity is common but places women and babies at greater risk of these and other complications. We will determine the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which maternal micronutrient deficiencies and obesity interact to impact placental function and pregnancy outcome in our pregnancy cohorts and in placental tissue.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 21 Dec 2018 $967,481
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program BUILDING SKILLS AND CAPABILITY
Purpose The Program aims to improve skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in South Australia, by providing financial support for students to gain qualifications in state-based skills needs and receive industry based workplace learning.
Approved 05 Sep 2017
Published 20 Nov 2019 $3,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Approximately 50 percent of women are overweight or obese on entering pregnancy, placing women at increased risk of well documented pregnancy complications. This proposal will: 1) Translate RCT evidence into clinical practice to provide dietary advice for pregnant women 2) Address why pregnancy interventions have not impacted weight gain despite improved maternal diet 3) Consider the key features of an intervention before conception 4) Evaluate a pilot RCT weight loss intervention
Approved 20 Apr 2020
Published 20 Jul 2020 $1,705,260
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose This national multi-disciplinary project addresses the critical need to improve health outcomes across the Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) life-course. The research program proposes a two level approach to generating important and clinically relevant research outcomes; (i) through generating data from 25,000 child and adult cases of CHD from sites across Australia, with linkage to survival and health care utilisation (a National CHD Registry) and (ii) applying comprehensive phenotyping to 2,400 paediatric/adult cases living with CHD that provides the information required to target critical psychological, mental health, neurocognitive and quality of life outcomes in CHD patients and the parents of CHD children.
Approved 26 Jun 2020
Published 20 Jul 2020 $3,037,417
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Transfusion of red blood cells independently predicts the incidence of major morbidities in very preterm newborns. Emerging evidence supports significant benefit from modifications in blood processing including red blood cell washing. We will determine the potential for transfusion with washed red blood cells to reduce the incidence of transfusion associated neonatal mortality and increase survival free of significant neonatal morbidity compared to current transfusion practice.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 20 Jan 2020 $2,100,943
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate a profound problem in physics: the structure and interactions of atomic nuclei in terms of their microscopic constituents. It is expected to generate new knowledge and improve our understanding of the structure and dynamics of nuclei, their formation in the cosmos, neutron star properties, and underpin future nuclear technologies. The project aims to leverage Australian capacity in nuclear theory to produce the first predictive model with a modern realistic nuclear interaction. Significant benefits include an enhancement of research training capacity and new international links with the world's major laboratories.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $371,950
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to establish a facility for mass spectrometry and sample preparation to enhance Australian capacity to analyse the stable isotope composition of silicate minerals. The project seeks to implement innovations that will greatly enhance the use of stable isotopes in silicate minerals by increasing analytical throughput and reducing cost. This will provide better understanding of the trajectories of environmental change, formation of mineral deposits and identifying trade networks in prehistoric societies.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $464,531
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to integrate biotic information from fossils and ancient DNA of vertebrates into computational models to establish ecological processes that drive the structure and dynamics of geographical ranges and regulate the severity of species extinction rates from global change. This approach is likely to improve theory on dynamic species borders and expected outcomes include providing a framework for better allocating resources for endangered species in Australia and beyond. This will have significant benefits, such as providing the first mechanistic explanations for the principal drivers of mega-fauna extinctions during the late Pleistocene and Holocene.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $496,136
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop novel methods for discovering and visualising optimal bio-markers from chest computed tomography images based on extensions of recently developed deep reinforcement learning techniques. The extensions proposed in this project will advance medical image analysis by allowing an efficient analysis of large dimensionality inputs in their original high resolution. In addition, this project will be the first approach capable of discovering previously unknown biomarkers associated with important clinical outcomes. The project will validate the approach on a real-world case study data set concerning the prediction of five-year survival of chronic disease.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $387,884
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate the links between the molecular mechanisms underlying brain plasticity and the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation. It will use a novel approach that integrates genetics, electrophysiology and biological modelling. Plasticity underpins all learning, memory and aging. Brain stimulation can drive plasticity in humans, but these effects are extremely difficult to harness and vary widely between people. Expected outcomes include a critical understanding of the fundamental mechanisms governing plasticity. This will provide significant benefits such as the development of individually optimised brain stimulation protocols, enabling tailored, reliable approaches to address brain function and cognition.
Approved 05 Dec 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $342,996
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate how complex traits are lost during evolution, and once lost if they can be regained. The project will use the diverse visual systems of snakes and lizards to shed light on the process of gene loss in degenerative lineages, and discover the mechanisms that compensate for gene losses in taxa with secondarily evolved visual capabilities- providing a case of evolutionary re-innovation in complex traits.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $371,347
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop strategies to improve the thermal environment of housing for older Australians based on systematic investigations of the links between weather, thermal comfort, energy use, and well-being. The project will produce evidence-based guidelines and a framework about planning/design issues and operational/behavioural aspects to support older people living independently. Improved thermal conditions will lead to better quality of life, reduce the need for institutional care and reduce public health costs. They will also provide environmental benefits through reduced energy use and carbon emissions.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $413,298
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to understand and provide computational design tools for the complex heat and mass transfer processes within the new technologies that needed for the high temperature processing of minerals with low net carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, both with and without the use of concentrated solar thermal energy. These models are needed to achieve low-cost scale-up and development of the new technologies under development, because they operate in regimes of particle-laden flow for which present numerical design tools are unreliable. The project will underpin the development of new technologies that are needed for Australia to meet its greenhouse emissions targets and to capitalise on the anticipated global demand for low-carbon-intensive metals and other value-added products.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $414,035
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop systematic mathematical and computational methods for the compact and accurate macroscale modelling of systems with microscopic irregular details. The methodology, justified with mathematical analysis and computation, uses small bursts of particle/agent simulations, partial differential equation (PDEs), or difference equations, to efficiently predict macroscale behaviour. This projects mathematical methodology aims to efficiently and accurately extract and simulate the collective dynamics which emerge on macroscales, leading to improved prediction and understanding of the significant features of these complex systems at the scale relevant to engineers and scientists.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $327,234
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to analyse how Australias major political parties have developed government gender equality policy since the early 1970s. The analysis will include a focus on how policies were framed and the outcomes associated with that framing. The project will contribute to an improved understanding of the development and outcomes of gender equality policies and make an original Australian contribution to the international academic literature on issues ranging of gender equality policy and policy framing.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $216,272
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate electron transport in naturally occurring peptides, while exploiting their electronic properties to promote the design and development of functional bio-inspired molecular electronic devices. Molecular electronics is at the forefront of international interdisciplinary research, with its significance and necessity stemming from the inevitable physical limitations of existing silicon-based electronics. This project aims to establish a foundation to advance fundamental knowledge in this area, which will lead to the design and development of functional bio-inspired molecular electronic devices.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $416,584
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to uncover the new theory of particle physics that can simultaneously explain the Higgs mechanism, the presence of dark matter and the current abundance of matter over antimatter in our universe. This is not possible with current theories. This project aims to find viable theories using a wide range of data from particle astrophysics and collider experiments. With the resulting knowledge, this project aims to design, optimise and implement better searches for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The new LHC results will be used to either determine the correct explanation for any new discoveries or alternatively to provide definitive limits on new theories. The results will be used to make high impact statements on the design of future facilities.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $664,320
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to understand the turbulent transport mechanism for fluid flow over spatially uniform and irregular rough walls. It will provide accurate modelling of irregular roughness and high fidelity simulations. The intended outcomes are physical understanding of the turbulence phenomenon in these flows, and novel flow control of irregular rough wall flows leading to significant drag reduction for transport industries in Australia. Benefits are relevant to both engineering applications involving rough walls and to environmental applications enabling better prediction of particulate matter dispersion
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $366,446
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop techniques for the synthesis of many, highly valuable natural and designed molecules which are too complex to be synthesised on scale with current methodologies. The project aims to develop new strategies for the simultaneous construction of several chemical bonds, with a focus on molecular scaffolds that can be readily converted into pharmaceuticals, potential drug candidates, chiral ligands, and agrochemicals. This will ultimately lead to advancements in both the production and application of organic molecules in these fields.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $364,975
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The project aims to determine the epigenetic regulatory mechanisms that control cereal grain quality and yield under water-deficit and heat stress. The project will use next-generation sequencing to identify key epigenetic regulators and their functional target genes, which confer superior grain quality to elite genotypes under adverse environments. Project outcomes will benefit cereal breeding by providing more-tailored screening strategies and superior parental germplasm with enhanced quality and yield. The development of nutritionally improved crops will benefit the Australian cereal industry and export opportunities.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $365,058
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to apply state-of-the-art population and quantitative genetic techniques to a powerful new database of ancient human genomes - spanning from hunter gatherers and early farmers through to the Middle Ages. This will be used to build the first detailed portrait of human genetic adaptation through time. This record will capture the major socio-cultural transitions in human history, and reveal the genetic and environmental drivers that have shaped modern human genetic diversity and pathology.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $365,058
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Deep Learning has achieved incredible success at an astonishing variety of Computer Vision tasks recently. This project aims to convey this success into the challenging domain of high-level image-based reasoning. It will extend deep learning to achieve flexible semantic reasoning about the content of images based on information gleaned from the huge volumes of data available on the Internet. The project expects to overcome one of the primary limitations of deep learning and will greatly increase its practical application to a range of industrial, cultural or health settings.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $423,102
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to quantify the heat flux from the East Antarctic continent into the base of the ice sheet via the derivation of a large geochemical database, together with elevation-based modelling and new heat flux measurements in regions formerly contiguous with East Antarctica. This subglacial heat flux is poorly constrained in current ice sheet models, but directly affects ice sheet behaviour. The output of this project will be a greatly improved heat flux map for East Antarctica that can be used in ice sheet modelling studies. This should drive significant improvement in models for the evolution of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, resulting in more accurate projections of ice discharge and associated sea level change.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $248,048
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose A recent landmark study has revealed that people who first arrived on Sahul (the landmass connecting Australia with New Guinea) remained largely genetically isolated from subsequent migrations. However, there is still little known about the route(s) taken into Sahul, or how adaptation has shaped the enormous diversity now observed across Indigenous Australians and Papuans. This project aims to look at these issues by applying phylogenetic and population genetic tools to the largest genetic dataset yet analysed from populations across Australia, New Guinea, and Island South East Asia. The outcomes of the project should reveal both the route(s) taken into Sahul and how adaptation has shaped the diversity now observed in descendants of the colonisation.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $512,688
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project will support basic research into the properties of the highest energy particles in our Universe by contributing to the upgrade of the 3000 square kilometre Pierre Auger Observatory. A major detector upgrade (AugerPrime) is underway to enhance the sensitivity of the observatory for these high-energy cosmic rays. This follows an unexpected Auger result that indicates a significant fraction of these cosmic rays consist of heavy nuclei. AugerPrime will significantly improve the observatory's ability to identify the mass, and hence the charge, of the particles, allowing astrophysical source directions to be identified for the low charge particles which are less deflected by cosmic magnetic fields. The upgrade will also improve the understanding of particle physics at energies well beyond those explored at the Large Hadron Collider.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $159,450
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to establish terahertz measurement capabilities to further Australia's strength and momentum in terahertz research. This will comprise of two terahertz extension modules, working with a dedicated vector-network analyser, and high-precision probes and probe station. The project will enable point-feeding, monochromatic, coherent, and fine spectral-resolution measurement at an atmospheric window of 220-330 GHz. The capabilities are essential for development of two-dimensional materials, active components, waveguides, and antennas towards a common goal of efficient integrated terahertz devices and systems. The project will serve emerging terahertz applications including standoff imaging and short-range high-speed data transmission. This will have broad impact in the areas of surveillance, biomedicine, security, and public safety and well-being.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $318,900
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to create technologies for automatically repackaging, interpreting, and aggregating software development activity. The project will devise new natural-language summarisation approaches and productivity metrics that use all data available in a software repository. This is likely to lead to knowledge and tools that allow organisations to quickly integrate new developers into existing software projects, to improve project awareness, and to increase productivity goals. The outcomes would include a comprehensive decision and awareness support system for software projects, based on automating the creation and continual updating of developer activity summaries and measures.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $361,446
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate the mechanistic basis for female germline formation in two plant species including barley, which is of agricultural relevance to Australia. This projects approach will integrate novel regulatory genes and data from Arabidopsis and barley. This knowledge will provide significant benefits, such as novel reproductive strategies for crop improvement.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $520,496
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to understand the mechanisms that control cell wall stability in the fish pathogen, Saprolegnia parasitica. The biochemical properties and function of vital enzymes involved in cell wall biosynthesis will be determined using innovative approaches at the interface of biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, and structural biology. Next generation ion mobility mass spectrometry will be used to solve challenging structural questions that cannot be tackled with conventional techniques. Expected outcomes include new knowledge on challenging membrane proteins that allows development of novel strategies for disease control in aquaculture. The data may also be applicable to crop protection from related plant pathogens.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $546,441
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to utilise a unique Australian model system based on multiple, independently-evolved subterranean water beetles to explore the adaptive and regressive changes in the genome that occur when surface species colonise subterranean habitats. This project focuses on the evolution of Heat Shock protein (Hsp) genes that play critical roles in adaptation to environmental stress and the process of de-canalisation, the release of cryptic genetic variation that can allow novel morphologies to evolve in new environments. The project expects to provide further understanding of how species may potentially adapt to environmental stresses in the future, including climate change.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $316,745
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to create unconventional antenna platforms to support terahertz links. The project expects to deliver high-efficiency, high-gain dielectric resonator antennas and dielectric rod antenna arrays fed by dielectric wave-guides. The expected outcomes of this project will build critical components for future terahertz communication infrastructure. These antennas will support demands in point-to-point wireless transmission between mobile base stations, within data centres, and at information kiosks.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $352,616
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop advanced stochastic models and novel techniques, to analytically obtain performance measures and to efficiently simulate the time evolution. This project also plans to apply new models and methods to address important problems in ecology and epidemiology. The outputs of this project will advance knowledge in mathematics as well as in the intended application areas, including ultimately in improved understanding, modelling, and tracking of the spread of diseases.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $368,400
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop new theory and techniques linking twisted K-theory, higher-geometry and operator algebras. These are all fundamental areas of mathematics with applications both within mathematics itself and to mathematical physics, particularly in string theory. Anticipated outcomes are fundamental advances in knowledge in mathematics and mathematical physics, enhancement of Australia's international mathematical reputation and collaborative linkages, and the training of the next generation of Australian mathematicians.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $416,557
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to explore fundamental physics by developing new technologies to exploit data readout and analysis techniques. With the discovery of the Higgs boson, the focus of high energy physics has progressed to answering fundamental questions of what forces and particles may lie beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. The upgraded Large Hadron Collider provides a unique environment to discover new physics processes by enabling searches at the highest energies and masses ever achieved to directly produce new particles. The project expects to enhance fundamental physics and interdisciplinary research in industry and academia.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $431,462
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate mechanisms underlying animal adaptation to future environmental change by examining the molecular basis for phenotypic plasticity in snakes. This project will specifically examine variation in genetic/epigenetic profiles and compare against important fitness traits, such as variable head size, bite force and swallowing performance to identify relationships between molecular change and physiology. Such research is a critical first step in improving our knowledge of the mechanisms whereby animal populations may adapt to environmental change, allowing us to facilitate such processes or concentrate conservation effort where species are unable to adapt via epigenetic modification.
Approved 10 Nov 2017
Published 20 Feb 2018 $365,058
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Bowel cancer is a preventable disease, if early bowel cancers are detected they can be removed and greater than95 percent of patients are cured. Yet over 4000 Australians still die from this cancer each year. We need to do better to prevent, find and treat these cancers. This project focuses on using safe, well tolerated probiotics that naturally seek out cancer. We engineer these probiotics to release a signal or a drug, to develop entirely new ways to detect and treat bowel cancer in the future.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 20 Dec 2019 $596,608
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose The concerns about quality and timeliness of evidence of water fluoridation call for contemporary high-level scientific evidence to be collected in order to better inform policy-makers at all levels about this major public health program. This study will provide high level contemporary evidence of the effectiveness and safety of water fluoridation to address those concerns.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 20 Dec 2019 $1,655,282
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Heart disease is the leading cause of death world-wide. We will test multipurpose nanoparticles for their ability to detect and prevent the build-up of fatty material in the blood vessels of the heart that causes heart attack. These studies aim to identify a new therapy that more effectively reduces heart disease than conventional lipid-lowering therapies by using a targeted approach that sensitively detects and specifically corrects the accumulation of the fatty material in heart vessels.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 20 Dec 2019 $632,690
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Bioengineering involves creating replacement tissue using both artificial and biological material. The potential applications in medicine are endless. This project investigates how tissue engineering can be applied to structures in and around the eye to improve eye health. We aim to tackle progressively more complex structures in the hope that our work can have vision-restoring implications.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 20 Dec 2019 $311,476
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ANTARCTICA SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRESENCE
Purpose The project aims to assess the susceptibility of the remaining Antarctic ice shelves to rapid and catastrophic disintegration, of the type that removed ice shelves around the Antarctic Peninsula over recent decades. The study is motivated by the project team's recent Nature article that revealed a link between Antarctic Peninsula disintegrations and loss of sea buffers around the shelves, which allowed destructive ocean swells to impact the shelf fronts. Ice shelf susceptibilities will be assessed using a combination of the best available satellite and model data, and the most advanced mathematical models. The project findings will have profound implications for future projections of Antarctic Ice Sheet discharge into the Southern Ocean and the resulting global sea level rise.
Approved 19 Sep 2019
Published 20 Dec 2019 $42,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose This research will assess how well current Australian aged care standards, practices and systems reflect the views on healthy ageing and the needs of older Aboriginal peoples and their communities. A novel quality assessment tool will be developed and trialled in community and residential aged care facilities that provide services to Aboriginal populations in metropolitan, rural and remote areas.
Approved 31 Mar 2019
Published 20 Aug 2019 $741,947
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARTS AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Purpose This groundbreaking revivalistic project aims to continue the reclamation of the Barngarla Aboriginal language that was subject to linguicide (language killing). Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann and the Barngarla communities in Eyre Peninsula (South Australia) will conduct reclamation workshops, so that the Barngarla will have an improved knowledge of their heritage tongue.
Approved 09 Apr 2019
Published 19 Sep 2019 $177,100
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, cause recurring infections after surgery and non-healing wounds as existing antibiotics fail to effectively kill them. I developed and patented a novel approach to fight superbugs by feeding bacteria poisonous food. This could re-sensitise resistant bacteria and boost antibiotic activity as a double-whammy against superbugs. I will advance my treatment to clinical applications for effective infection control after surgery.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 19 Sep 2018 $417,192
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 17 Oct 2019
Published 19 Nov 2019 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose The central aim of this project is to increase the antigenicity of aroA mutant Salmonella Typhimurium vaccines, in particular Bioproperties Vaxsafe ST. Increased antigenicity will affect the gut microbiota and stimulate a stronger host immune response improving vaccine efficacy and the duration of protection against S. Typhimurium in poultry. This will ultimately reduce bacterial loads in the farm environment, mitigate downstream contamination of the food supply chain, and reduce the number of human salmonellosis cases.
Approved 18 May 2020
Published 19 May 2020 $390,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to investigate the social histories of Holdens manufacturing operations in Australia in the post-World War II (WW2) period through oral interviews and archival research. It will place workers, workplace culture, and the communities in which Holdens factories were based at the centre of the companys history. A key focus will be an evaluation of recent assistance provided by Holden to workers to transition to new jobs. The project will produce 100 oral histories and the interviews and interpretive work undertaken during the project will be incorporated into exhibitions at the National Motor Museum and print and online publications. These outcomes will enhance our understanding of Australia's automotive heritage and workplace culture.
Approved 15 Jun 2018
Published 19 Jun 2018 $354,833
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program JOBS LAND AND ECONOMY
Purpose Strategic activities that focus on getting Indigenous Australians into work, fostering Indigenous business and assisting Indigenous people to generate economic and social benefits from effective use of their land, particularly in remote areas.
Approved 01 Jan 2018
Published 19 Jul 2018 $263,746
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 01 Feb 2021
Published 19 Feb 2021 $49,213
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose An avoidable trip to the hospital can be a distressing experience for aged care residents and their families. For many, the trip is for a diagnostic x-ray following a fall or when abdominal or chest discomfort is experienced. From the 1st of May 2019, Medicare funding to support mobile x-ray services to residential aged care facilities for selected circumstances will exist. This research will assess the benefits of this change as well as inform modifications to ensure future sustainability.
Approved 25 Jun 2019
Published 18 Oct 2019 $1,970,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose Between Indian and Pacific Oceans: Reframing Australian Literature. This project aims to analyse the presence and role of Pacific and Indian Oceans in Australian literature from the mid-nineteenth century until the present. Using innovative approaches developed from interdisciplinary oceanic and archipelagic studies, the project aims to generate new knowledge about how Australian culture has formed in relation to these oceanic regions. Expected outcomes of the project include building knowledge of Australian literature and enhancing research capacity in literary oceanic studies. It will benefit scholars in literary, historical and cultural fields, contributing to current debates about Australia’s place in the world.
Approved 12 Nov 2020
Published 18 Nov 2020 $178,386
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to investigate collaborations between architects and Muslim communities in Australia. The project will analyze ten mosques, from design consultation through to construction, completed since 2000. This focus on the professional design process will provide innovative insights into creative collaboration and cross-cultural engagement. Expected outcomes of this project include a significant, richly nuanced counter-narrative to pervasive, isolationist representations of Australian Muslim communities. The findings will be presented in scholarly publications and a major public exhibition to promote new knowledge about the place of Islam in Australia and to build faith (literally and metaphorically) in multicultural Australia.
Approved 12 Nov 2020
Published 18 Nov 2020 $280,343
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program BUILDING SKILLS AND CAPABILITY
Purpose The CareerSpark project aims to create a web-based, interactive virtual experience, enabling users to interact with the simulated work environments and workers and get careers advice and information on education pathways into key industry sectors: - Aerospace & Space, - Shipbuilding & Defence Industries, - Cyber & Big Data, and Allied Industries. Targeting the ‘pre-careers’ audience - 1.5 million year 10 through to 2nd year undergraduate students at University and VET students, users will engage in immersive virtual experiences and kick-start their career journey. Industry will benefit from a pipeline of talent for future business growth, while Education institutions will see increased take-up of STEM related courses.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 18 Jan 2021 $497,200
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop smart water network systems and techniques for continuous monitoring and early detection of structural failure in water distribution systems. Water assets are critical infrastructure, and they consist of a network of buried pipes that are old and deteriorating, with an annual maintenance overhead exceeding $1billion per year in Australia. This project is expected to deliver next-generation smart water technology that enables continuous assessment of the actual performance of water pipe networks, guide just in time pipe replacement and optimise operations. This technology will assist asset managers to make informed decisions, strategically prioritise investment and extend asset life.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $479,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to derive mathematical models to reveal the geological history of how petroleum accumulates at laboratory, reservoir, and basin scales. The project will identify secondary migration trajectories of hydrocarbons from source rocks to stratigraphic traps, to optimise exploration for energy resources. By enabling multiscale analytical modelling, the new model will improve the reliability of reservoir characterisation at the crucial initial exploitation stage, and prediction of oil-gas distribution in petroleum basin. The novel multiscale approach is expected to significantly improve exploration and exploitation and create highly skilled jobs to incorporate such modelling into the energy sector.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $395,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop nanomaterial design and technology to enable the applications of nanotechnology for environmental remediation. Various nanomotors with different asymmetric structures will be fabricated and tested for catalytic and photocatalytic degradation of aqueous pollutants. The physicochemical properties, motion behaviour and catalytic performance will be comprehensively investigated. The outcomes of the project will underpin the development of green technologies for sustainable energy conversion and water treatment. This will provide significant benefits, putting Australia in a leading position in the sustainable development of nanotechnology for sustainable energy supply and transformation as well as environmental and biomedical applications.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $410,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to advance the complexity of metal-organic materials by ordering discrete nano-cage structures called "metal-organic polyhedra" in a multi-functional porous solid. The project expects to generate critical knowledge in the synthesis of high-performance materials by combining the advantages of metal-organic and dynamic covalent chemistry. The expected outcomes of the project include the development of materials that are able to sequentially catalyse chemical reactions in a single-batch process. This project should deliver benefits for Australias emerging chemical manufacturing industry, such as a reduction in the cost, wastage and environmental impact of the chemical manufacturing industry.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $409,012
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop a cost-effective technique to mitigate the safety risk posed by the many unreinforced brick masonry parapets and walls which are vulnerable to seismic shock. Every Australian city has many streets lined with older unreinforced brick masonry buildings (now cafes, pubs, boutique shops) which feature parapets. The project will provide benefits to society by reducing the potential for parapet collapse and therefore reduce the total number of fatalities in an earthquake. Building owners and engineers will be benefit from the design guidance provided by this project, which will lead to a suite of fully-tested and low-cost retrofit techniques.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $320,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to address shortcomings in understanding the mechanics of neck trauma. Understanding the mechanical factors leading to cervical facet dislocation and fracture is necessary to improve injury prevention strategies and their assessment. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of spinal injury biomechanics, developing and using new experimental techniques. The project expects to provide knowledge necessary to improve crash test dummy design, associated injury criteria, and computational models, which provide the potential for improved injury prevention measures and methods for assessing existing and new technologies. The anticipated benefits of this project will be significant in reducing the personal and economic burden of spinal injuries.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $537,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to disclose the composition of proton excited states by advancing the theoretical formalism governing the underlying dynamics. At present, the structure of even the first excited state of the proton, the Roper, remains unknown for more than 50 years following its discovery. While the fundamental theory of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) describes the interactions between the quarks and gluons composing these states, the phenomena that emerge from QCD are complex and require dedicated analyses to understand them. The intended outcome is the creation of the effective field theory required to decipher QCD calculations.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $375,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to increase understanding of how a language can be successfully reclaimed through a longitudinal study on the reclamation of the Kaurna language of the Adelaide Plains. Reviving Indigenous languages is a key factor in helping restore Indigenous health and well-being, and Kaurna has been a model of language revival initiatives in Australia and internationally. But despite many impressive gains, its story is still one of vulnerability. The current Kaurna movement, with its extensive records, offers a window of opportunity to examine the successes and problems since its last critical appraisal. By examining the means of success and ways of overcoming obstacles and challenges for Kaurna, this project will propose recommendations for Indigenous languages as living, viable languages into the future.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $404,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The project aims to document climate variability in eastern Australia over the Holocene, the last 11,500 years. It seeks to develop Australias two highest-resolution Holocene climate records using novel techniques to infer past rainfall, temperature and evaporation. The project will combine the expertise of international drought and climate specialists with novel techniques developed by the Australian investigators to derive an unparalleled record of drought duration, frequency and intensity. In particular, the project aims to determine the frequency, duration and causes of mega-droughts in eastern Australia, of which little is known. Expected project outcomes include improved decision making capacity for natural resource management, and planning.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $465,534
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate mechanisms by which infection, heat stress and psycho-social stress interfere with fertility by inducing a signalling factor in seminal fluid that suppresses female immune adaptation for pregnancy. Factors in seminal fluid in addition to sperm parameters are known to affect male reproductive success, but these are not well defined. The cytokine interferon-gamma (IFNG) is variably present in seminal plasma of several mammalian species. It was recently discovered that IFNG interferes with the female immune response required for reproductive success. This project will investigate how seminal fluid IFNG alters female immune adaptation for pregnancy. This will define how environmental factors induce seminal fluid IFNG and determine whether inhibitory effects of IFNG can be overcome with pharmacological inhibitors to boost reproductive success.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $490,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to deepen our understanding of the underpinning scientific and engineering solutions required to adapt carbon free renewable fuels to high temperature industrial processes. The project will advance the knowledge base of innovative strategies, such as fuel blending and oxidant stream vitiation needed to replace fossil based fuels with alternatives such as hydrogen, or ammonia. Advance experimental and computational tools will be used to investigate the controlling parameters to facilitate adaptation including burning characteristics, modes of heat transfer and pollutant emissions. The project will generate deeper understanding of the proposed approaches, detailed and unique high fidelity data, and suitable predictive models.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $520,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to provide a historical perspective on contemporary debates around the uses of self-tracking technologies. The project expects to generate new knowledge on how practices for quantifying the self relate to significant social and economic change, from the industrial revolution, through to measuring the systems of big data that now shapes the world. It does so using a case study of Gilbert Innes, a banker known for his sexual exploitation of women and obsessive book-keeping. The expected outcome is a history of how accounting shaped identity and morality in the nineteenth century. Through improving our understanding of how quantification practices shape society, this research supports their effective use today.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $150,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop tools to assist the study of partial differential equations, which are fundamental to our understanding of the physical world. Symmetries of the Laplace equation are fundamental in both finding and interpreting its solutions and can be traced to the conformal symmetries of the underlying space. Only for the most symmetric of spaces, Euclidean space and the sphere, is this correspondence well understood. Using powerful geometric tools from conformal geometry, the project will extend this to less symmetric spaces. The knowledge generated from this project will extend to more general geometric contexts providing a concrete setting for the study of the associated natural equations in curved spaces.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $380,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to build up and establish the area of evolutionary diversity optimisation. The project will cover the design and application of evolutionary diversity optimisation methods to complex problems of significance and high national economic benefit and build up the theoretical foundations of these methods. The project is expected benefit decision makers by providing them a diverse set of high quality alternatives to choose from. This project will allow them to make highly informed decisions and lead to more reliable solutions for optimisation problems, in areas of high economic impact such as manufacturing and supply chain management.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $473,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate how developing central cell epitranscriptomes are linked to seed growth, how the cell regulates the unique epigenetic states, and the role of the system in driving phenotypic diversity. Maternal and paternal effects determine growth and development of multicellular angiosperm plants. Previous work has discovered unique ribonucleic acid (RNA) epitranscriptome states dependent on the parent-of-origin in developing central cell that gives rise to the endosperm tissue of the seed that impacts on growth of the seed. This project expects to provide economic benefits by increasing yield of agricultural crops during increasingly challenging conditions.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $384,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to understand the role and function of the bacterial communication system that enables bacteria to form complex communities and alter phenotypic traits, essential for survival in their environment. Bacteria survive in their environmental niches by developing complex multicellular communities. Cell to cell communication, termed quorum sensing (QS), is critical for this process and is linked to their capacity to detect and secrete small signalling molecules, autoinducers. This project will provide a new paradigm in bacterial adaptation through comprehensive characterisation of the Autoinducer-2 QS system. This knowledge will provide future opportunities for intervention in microbial infestation with broad potential benefits.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $399,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop a novel learning framework, Vision-Ask-Answer-Act (V3A). This framework will allow a machine to perform a sequence of actions via a conversation with human users, based on intricate processing of not just visual input, but human-computer verbal exchanges. Artificial intelligence has great potential as a tool for economic productivity and daily tasks. Applications in cars and assistant robots, still in their early days, typically require significant expertise to use effectively. The outcomes of this project will push the boundary of vision-language research to produce a conversational intelligent agent that can be easily used in common situations across industry, transport, the medical sector, and at home.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $408,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to estimate the economic loss of workplace heat exposure in Australia. The project will investigate the health services costs of occupational heat-related illnesses/injuries, explore the labour productivity loss and its costs resulting from heat stress at work, and estimate the benefits from a generic heat warning intervention for workplace heat prevention. Outcomes are expected to provide an overview of national economic implications at present and in the future from effective heat stress control, assist the development of work place heat policies, and inform resource allocation to make Australian workplaces well prepared for likely increasing extremely hot weather.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $385,688
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to provide machine learning researchers from Australia with the hardware they need to continue their research and attract and retain high-calibre researchers in this very competitive research field. It will provide the computational infrastructure for Australian researchers to carry out world-class, innovative machine learning research. Machine learning is making a significant impact in many areas of science across most industry sectors. The technology is driving a Fourth Industrial Revolution, and every sector will see major change as a result. Australia is a world leader in machine learning research, however maintaining this important national advantage in this competitive field requires access to the latest hardware. This project will enable the next generation of world-class machine learning research in Australia.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $726,921
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to examine texts authored by French-speaking migrants to Australia in order to explore how migrating subjects write their identity, how migrants represent the self between nations and between languages, and how Australia is viewed through the prism of another language. Expected outcomes to this project include enhanced knowledge of Australian literature, of practices of migrant writing, and of the construction of Australian identity. This will provide significant benefits, such as a wider understanding of the diversity of Australian literature, an increased awareness of literature in Languages Other Than English in Australia, and a more nuanced appreciation of Australian identity.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $120,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop a multi-level integrated theory of self-representation and self-awareness that explains the effects of psychedelic therapy in particular, and transformative experience in general. Psychedelic drugs can produce lasting psychotherapeutic benefits. The mechanism is a dramatic but temporary alteration to the ordinary sense of self, known as ego dissolution. However, fundamental questions about self-representation and its neural and cognitive implementation remain unresolved. In order to explain ego dissolution and its therapeutic effects, this project aims to integrate two theoretical approaches to self-representation situated at the intersection of philosophy and cognitive neuroscience, the predictive coding theory of brain function and the self-binding theory of self-representation. Such a framework has potential to anchor further interdisciplinary research and practical intervention in disorders of the self.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $360,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate the impact and policy implications of trade and investment policies in a world trade system facing increasing uncertainty. The project intends to gain an improved understanding of investment regulations like Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) agreements and their impact on trade and foreign direct investment. Expected outcomes include new theories for the breakdown of international agreements and their effects on third world countries as well as empirical methods that allow for a quantification of the welfare and employment effects of investment policies like ISDS. This project should provide benefits by informing government policy makers to improve Australias trade and investment policies.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $113,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to realise the next generation of ammonia production under ambient conditions without hydrogen feedstock. Through a combination of theoretical molecular-level understanding and experimental materials engineering, a range of catalysts will be developed under a materials discovery scheme for electrochemical nitrogen reduction to ammonia. These new catalysts, featuring high activity, efficiency, selectivity, and stability, will facilitate an alternative artificial nitrogen fixation technology powered by renewable energies. This technology will enable the production of green fertilisers and provide renewable energy storage, which are key environmental and energy challenges that Australia and the world currently face.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $350,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to uncover important chemical knowledge regarding small molecule activation by reactive metal species that are site-isolated and stabilised within the pores of metal-organic frameworks. These insights will lead to the development of new materials that are able to activate small molecules, such as carbon dioxide and methane, and facilitate their conversion to commodity chemicals and fuels. Uncovering energy-efficient strategies for valorising abundant small molecules is a key challenge for future energy sustainability. The outcomes of this project will inform the design of the next-generation catalysts for conversion of methane to methanol, a potential fuel, and facilitate the transition to a clean energy future.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $500,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate how healthy ageing impacts decision making and its associated neural circuits using computation modelling and neurogenetic methods. Decision-making is a fundamental cognitive ability, allowing us to choose the best course of action. This project will investigate the relationship between genes and decision-making performance across the adult lifespan. Expected outcomes include a deeper understanding of how decision-making evolves in healthy ageing, and a tool based on genetic scores and computational modelling to predict an individual's trajectory of cognitive function. This could help identify individuals who are at risk for cognitive decline, which could then inform better interventions.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $443,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate cell migration mechanisms and the roles of aquaporin channels in controlling cell motility and morphology.The ability of cells to move and maintain proper shape is important for development, repair and survival in multicellular organisms. This project will test the role of mammalian aquaporin-1 channels in enabling rapid migration in normal and cancer cells, in repairing barrier layers in kidney and brain, and in allowing red blood cells to maintain the classic disk-shape needed for optimal transport. Outcomes will define features of aquaporin-1 that provide these functions, using molecular, optical and pharmacological tools. Results will define aquaporin channel properties that enable optimal cellular function.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $423,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to provide structural engineers with the tools required to develop ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete materials and to utilise their unique material properties in design. Recent feasibility studies have shown that the replacement of conventional concrete and steel transport infrastructure with ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete has the potential to revolutionise the sector. For these cost savings benefits to be realised, guidelines for the low cost development and testing of new materials, and for the application in structural design are required. This project is expected to deliver these guidelines and potentially maximise the impact of government spending on road and rail infrastructure.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $170,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to produce theoretical determinations of the quark and gluon distributions of the proton through advanced supercomputer simulations. The project will generate new knowledge in the area of fundamental strong-interaction physics by developing innovative approaches to image structures that have not been possible in the past. This project expects to expand the capacity of the international community to study strong interaction physics, including direct relevance to experimental research at the recently-upgraded Jefferson Lab in the US. In analogy to Rutherford's atomic model, the results will have benefit to future generations of humanity with a deeper understanding of the structure of matter.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $396,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to further advance work on the genetic history of Indigenous Australians and Papuans that has revealed that Aboriginal Australians have inhabited a variety of diverse and challenging environments for approximately 50,000 years. Using novel techniques for extraction of human DNA from soil and the use of cutting-edge graph-based methods, hundreds of Indigenous Australian and Papuan genomes will be analysed. This project expects to generate new knowledge by filling in the gaps in the Australian genetic record via ancient human DNA from sediments. Expected outcomes from this project are producing a detailed picture of genomic adaptation in Indigenous Australians and Papuans and creating a comprehensive genetic history of the First Peoples of Sahul.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $390,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to provide biologically inspired solutions to the problems faced by mobile sensor networks. Mobile sensor networks provide a powerful new tool in environmental monitoring and surveillance, however, designing them to be energy efficient while not sacrificing information detection remains a challenge. By immersing animal groups into dynamically changing virtual environments this project will design new efficient mobile sensor networks. The project is expected to provide solutions to mobile sensor network limitations, benefitting areas including robotics, environmental monitoring and defence.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $0
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to build a virtual hydrological laboratory to identify the best hydrological models that maximise predictive performance in a range of catchments, accounting for their dominant hydrological processes and data availability. New process-informed hydrological model structures will be developed using this virtual laboratory to embody our best understanding of hydrological processes and data from real catchments. The expected outcomes include major improvements in hydrological predictions for Australian catchments. This project will provide major benefits to irrigators, water authorities and engineers, who rely on hydrological predictions for sustainable water management in the highly-variable, semi-arid Australian climate.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $381,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to generate new tools for vertebrate pest management through development of cutting-edge gene drive technology in mice. Vertebrate pests cost Australia over $1 billion each year in agricultural losses and environmental damage and novel strategies are required to tackle this challenge. Newly developed “gene drives”, which can rapidly spread through populations, have enormous potential for the sustained management and even eradication of pests. This project aims to develop gene drive technology in mice as a prototypical vertebrate pest species. The project will potentially deliver valuable tools that directly impact Australia’s Science and Research Priority on Food.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $415,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to use DNA sequencing technologies to generate the first complete and accurate Aboriginal genomes, along with maps of genomic variation around Australia. It will combine a range of advanced analytical methods to integrate past and present indigenous genetic diversity from human populations around the world into a new pan-human reference genome. This project will lead to a step change in our understanding of global human genomic variants and provide a range of new targets relevant to medical biology, while significantly improving our knowledge of human genetic history and its consequences in the modern day.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $435,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to establish the first 3D glass printing capability in Australia for academic and industrial research and development. This capability provides an opportunity to advance the field of 3D glass printing from modern art to the fabrication of glass components, with both high transparency and involving new structures not possible with any other technology. These 3D printed glass materials and structures are expected to revolutionise photonics and microfluidics devices by enabling new ways to harness light and fluidics control. The new glass materials generated with this infrastructure are envisioned to improve energy efficiency in buildings, develop biomedical probes for health science and novel sensing technology for national security, agriculture and environmental monitoring. This will keep Australia at the forefront of scientific research and development, specifically in biomedical devices, fibre optics, and analytical instrumentation.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $261,300
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to provide researchers and policy stakeholders with essential data infrastructure on Australias rental housing conditions. The rental sector is home to almost one third of all Australians, however we have no large-scale data infrastructure to monitor and understand it. This project will provide essential data infrastructure and make it publicly available. The project will support Australian research and policy to be underpinned by robust data and evidence in the future, enabling policy to better address the nations economic, social, and urban goals.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $372,210
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project will develop a new analytical framework to build detailed genomic maps of speciation genes across different taxa, to determine whether observed speciation is the result of background selection and demography alone, or whether there are actual barriers to gene flow and introgressed DNA. The model will provide novel insights into the mechanistic basis of speciation, specifically whether a common set of genes or pathways are central to the speciation process. The framework will be developed using the large genomic datasets available across a range of plant and animal species. Applying the model to a modern human population dataset will elucidate the role introgressed DNA from Denisovan and Neanderthals has played in shaping human evolutionary history and may provide novel insights into the genetic basis of disease.
Approved 27 Nov 2018
Published 18 Dec 2018 $364,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Brain tumours have one of the largest disease burdens across all ages. Needle brain biopsies are a standard part of diagnosis but carry significant risk of death or disablement for the patient. We have developed a smart brain biopsy needle able to detect when it is in cancerous tissue and warn of nearby 'at-risk' blood vessels, enabling safer brain biopsies. This project will finalise clinical translation of the smart brain biopsy needle and validate its use through human trials.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 17 Oct 2019 $753,010
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program BUILDING SKILLS AND CAPABILITY
Purpose The Program aims to improve skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in South Australia, by providing financial support for students to gain qualifications in state-based skills needs and receive industry based workplace learning,
Approved 05 Sep 2017
Published 17 Jan 2019 $3,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program BUILDING SKILLS AND CAPABILITY
Purpose The Program aims to improve skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in South Australia, by providing financial support for students to gain qualifications in state-based skills needs and receive industry based workplace learning,
Approved 05 Sep 2017
Published 17 Jan 2019 $3,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program BUILDING SKILLS AND CAPABILITY
Purpose The Program aims to improve skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in South Australia, by providing financial support for students to gain qualifications in state-based skills needs and receive industry based workplace learning,
Approved 05 Sep 2017
Published 17 Dec 2018 $3,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 14 Nov 2018
Published 17 Dec 2018 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
Purpose We are currently researching the development of evidence-based training materials to reduce neonatal mortality. We are proposing that AII funds a knowledge translation project to deliver and evaluate training in a sample of Puskesmas (public health centres) across South Kalimantan.
Approved 19 Jun 2018
Published 17 Aug 2018 $27,060
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program RESEARCH CAPACITY
Purpose National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) - APPF project is a distributed network of national research infrastructure platforms that offers open access to state-of-the-art plant phenomics technologies, tools and expertise not available at this scale or breadth in the public sector anywhere else in the world. In providing multidisciplinary expertise and access to technology platforms for controlled environment and field phenotyping, the APPF enables innovation in fundamental and applied plant research addressing Australian and international research priorities in agriculture.
Approved 07 Jun 2018
Published 16 Dec 2020 $20,339,950
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Breast cancer kills more than 3000 Australian women each year, in part because current therapies are not curative. We have discovered that a hormone normally present in women can halt the growth of breast cancers. In addition, we have found new classes of drugs that have great potential to inhibit specific types of breast cancer. In this study we will develop individualised treatment strategies that combine hormone treatment with these new targeted therapies to improve breast cancer survival.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $1,148,310
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Changes in the PCDH19 gene are a relatively common cause of epilepsy. To better understand the basis of this disorder, we will use mouse models that mimic the genetic changes and symptoms of PCDH19-GCE. We will perform careful analysis of brain development in these models to determine the primary cause of this condition. We will also test whether gene therapy could be used to cure the disease. This study will define how brain changes lead to epilepsy and facilitate development of new treatments.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $935,080
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Low-calorie sweeteners are common in our diet, but we have shown their high consumption can impair the way the gut controls blood sugar levels in healthy people. We will now determine whether this risk is higher in patients with type 2 diabetes, and compare how sweet substances are signalled in the healthy and diabetic gut. We will also test whether these sweeteners worsen control of blood sugar by changing bacteria that live in the gut, to find new ways to avoid, and treat, type 2 diabetes.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $1,455,077
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Oral diseases, such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, may be improved by providing oral bacterial transplants, as has been done in the gut to cure infections and treat inflammatory diseases. We will develop and test the necessary tools to safely and effectively administer oral bacterial transplants in Australia and explore their effectiveness in treating dental decay and periodontal disease in a mouse model.
Approved 12 Nov 2019
Published 16 Dec 2019 $595,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program BIOSECURITY AND EXPORT SERVICES
Purpose Support Package Assisting Small Exporters
Approved 24 Jun 2020
Published 15 Oct 2020 $291,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This Training Centre aims to increase value in mining through clever applications of lean processing and train the next generation of scientists and engineers in advanced sensors and data analytics in complex resources; knowledge priorities for the mining industry. Sensor information will be linked to the resources in-place knowledge to enable data analytics of all embedded knowledge. Processing can then be tuned to resource attributes, maximising value on the fly. Benefits will include increasing certainty on product quality and maximising throughput and recovery. Outcomes will include new tools to rapidly model geological and geometallurgical uncertainty with sensor inputs, to track the resource to product and enhance interpretation.
Approved 11 Oct 2019
Published 15 Oct 2019 $3,703,664
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program SUPPORTING SCIENCE AND COMMERCIALISATION
Purpose Under the Australian China Science and Research Fund, through the Joint Reserach Centre, Australian and Chinese researchers, and engineers from both nations renewable energy industries will work together to address the scientific challenge of developing combined wind- and wave- power generation technology, as well as the translational challenge of commercialising the research outcomes. Results from their research will be used by both nations industry partners, Carnegie Clean Energy and Goldwind to further reduce the energy cost of their patented wave energy converter and offshore wind turbine technologies. Ultimately this collaboration will result in commercial benefits to the global renewable energy industry, and consequently lead to improved energy security, fossil fuel emissions reduction, economic growth and job creation.
Approved 28 Mar 2019
Published 15 Jul 2019 $939,630
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Genetic diversity underpins crop improvement but has become increasingly narrow in our major crops. Strategies exist for mobilising simple traits (e.g. disease resistance) from wild accessions or landraces into cultivars, but there are no effective approaches for introducing complex traits, including stress tolerance or components of yield. Using barley as an important crop and a genetic model, the project aims to address this problem by applying a novel approach; partial redomestication of wild accessions by introgressing genes required for modern farming, then evaluating the resulting partially adapted germplasm in hybrids with elite cultivars. The project expects to generate new and diverse germplasm pools for breeding.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $629,347
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to define mechanisms that control cell wall composition and stability in Rhizopus oryzae, a zygomycete fungus responsible for life-threatening human infections. The biochemical properties and function of vital enzymes involved in a newly discovered cell wall polysaccharide biosynthetic pathway will be determined using innovative approaches at the interface of biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology and structural biology. Expected outcomes include new knowledge on the enzymes that synthesise major fucose-based carbohydrates, to guide the future development of novel strategies for antifungal therapies. The data will also be applicable to animal protection from related zygomycete pathogens.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $503,315
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop knowledge on how to engender collective engagement for a social purpose, such that the collective actions of the group facilitate well-being of the broader community. The project expects to generate new knowledge of how to drive the emergence of engagement from an individual to a collective level, and understand the benefits that can be gained by focusing this engagement on social purpose. Expected outcomes include measurement tools, an intervention framework for facilitating collective engagement, and mechanisms for leveraging this engagement for community well-being. This should provide significant benefits within organisations, by enhancing their social impact and facilitating economic growth and job creation
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $295,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The project aims to use the high energy neutrinos observed by the IceCube detector at the South Pole to uncover the nature of the most energetic objects in the Universe. This project expects to find out what distant objects made the neutrinos, understand their distribution through the Universe, and see if they are also cosmic and gamma ray acceleration and production sites. Expected outcomes of this project include solving this long-standing mystery in high-energy astrophysics, development of new data analysis techniques, training new scientists, and educating the public. These should provide significant benefits to science and society, through a better educated and critical thinking workforce and public, ready to face future challenges.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $475,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate how barley flowers produce cells that deliver nutrients into developing seeds. This project expects to generate new knowledge through international collaboration and technical improvements in cell biology and genetics, overcoming current methodological limitations to precisely influence seed size, shape and quality, which are traits of agricultural relevance to the Australian cereal industry. Expected outcomes include strengthened international partnerships, leveraged funding and increased knowledge of plant reproduction. This should provide significant benefits, including upskilled researchers, improved research capacity and genetic targets to optimise seed production in challenging climatic conditions.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $540,168
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to explore the finite-matter-density features of the relativistic field theory of the strong interactions, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). Drawing on national supercomputing resources, this project will undertake QCD calculations of unprecedented complexity to discover emergent phenomena in the ground-state quantum fields that form the foundation of matter. By studying their evolution under temperature and matter density and exploring their contribution to the structure of the nucleon and its excitations, the research will advance theoretical understanding and challenge experimental programs. Benefits include transferable skills in advanced analytical techniques, high-performance computing, and scientific data visualisation.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $535,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Research on iconic Australian mammals has profoundly reshaped our understanding of reproductive biology and sex chromosome evolution. In this project we combine unique expertise, international collaboration and novel genetic information about Australia's unique egg-laying mammals (echidna and platypus) to investigate major aspects of reproduction. This work will address fundamental aspects of sex chromosome biology and advance our understanding of mammalian reproduction. The knowledge gained will have application in captive breeding and conservation of these extraordinary Australian mammals. The project also provides opportunity to train research students in cutting edge molecular biology and informatics.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $812,340
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Aims: This project aims to understand how people read. We will use novel mathematical methods, experimentation, brain imaging and computational modelling to adjudicate between model predictions. Significance: This project expects to develop methods to understand and test important aspects of reading. Expected outcomes: Expected outcomes are the development of novel methods for understanding complex models and the collection of data that can extend and falsify current models of reading. Benefits: These developments will significantly increase our understanding of how people read and what causes dyslexia. This work will also provide new ways to evaluate complex computational psychological models.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $210,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to understand the complex trade in live Australian reptiles. The global pet trade is a major threat to biodiversity. This project expects to generate critical new knowledge for combatting the current and future illegal trade in Australian wildlife. Using surveillance of domestic and overseas online markets, and innovative statistical and simulation-based approaches to inform conservation decision-making, the expected outcomes of this project include an enhanced capacity to conserve native species and to monitor and disrupt the complex illegal wildlife trade. This should provide significant benefits in terms of biodiversity conservation and safeguarding Australia’s unique and ecologically important native reptile species.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $420,851
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to achieve a predictive understanding of liquid transport through two-dimensional (2D) membranes driven by concentration gradients by using a combination of novel theory and computation. Membranes made from 2D nanomaterials hold great promise for many applications from desalination to power generation to chemical sensing, but the concentration-gradient-driven transport processes that underlie these applications are not well understood. The expected outcome of this project is an unprecedented quantitative understanding of the parameters that control these transport processes. This will enable predictive optimisation of 2D membranes, which will reduce the time and cost of membrane development for diverse applications.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $330,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate the role of recently discovered plant cellulose synthase-like CslM genes and to define the polysaccharide product associated with them. Successful identification of the polysaccharide is highly likely to increase our fundamental understanding of how cell walls are made, how cells stick together or fall apart as well as facilitating the training of the next generation of cell wall biologists in challenging molecular and biochemical techniques. This new knowledge could increase our understanding of fruit ripening, and how it might be manipulated. This could have significant downstream commercial benefits if applied to breeding programs of economically important fruit such as grapes, tomatoes and strawberries.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $555,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to understand how Australian farmers adapt to water resource limitations and governance constraints. We will address this significant challenge by identifying how social and cultural perceptions of water risk inspire farmers to create resilient management solutions in line with policy guidelines. Through ethnographic fieldwork and the analysis of historical patterns of water use, the research seeks identify the hydrosocial adaptations that enable farmers to effectively respond to change. The new knowledge will foster water risk management via the culturally appropriate tailoring of interventions. Outcomes will support the long-term viability of Australian agriculture, with relevant lessons for managing drought globally.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $217,656
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate under which circumstances restrictions on how often firms can change prices increase competition in an oligopoly and bring down prices. For this, we propose the use of laboratory experiments with a novel design followed by field experiments and a real price-data analysis for external validation. This study will result in both the advancement of theory describing how firms compete in dynamic oligopolies and practical policy advice on how price setting rules can be used to improve consumer welfare. This project has the potential to generate sizable benefits to Australian consumers, as the resulting policy advice would be applicable to large markets such as those for petrol, groceries and online retail.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $146,641
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This proposal aims to develop new mathematical and statistical methods to understand information flow in social networks. By using novel information theoretic techniques, it will create new methods to characterise social information flow in social networks. These tools will allow derivation of fundamental limits of predictability for AI methods applied to digital data. New mathematics of information flow will produce insights into social influence in online social networks. Benefits include: better understanding of how echo chambers may form in social networks, predictive models for how misinformation can spread online such as during an emergency, and a framework for intercomparison of AI methods applied to digital data on individuals.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $390,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to constrain the timing and speed of the Cambrian radiation of complex animals, and to test potential environmental triggers of this milestone bioevent. New laser mass spectrometry and mineral mapping technology will be integrated to precisely date glauconite – a silicate mineral commonly formed in Cambrian shallow marine animal habitats. This innovative and cost-effective approach will produce the first high-resolution timeline of early animal evolution, where the glauconite-based marine isotope record identifies the most likely environmental trigger for the Cambrian Radiation. Outcomes of this study include improved understanding of the drivers of animal evolution, and a new dating tool for basic and applied research.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $390,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate the influence of bushfires and shifting rainfall patterns on the development of Australia’s dominant ecosystems. By combining a range of novel geochemical, isotopic and palaeontological techniques, this research seeks to reveal the causes and consequences of Australia’s transformation from a forested to mainly open landscape of grassland, shrubland and savannah. The expected outcome is detailed knowledge of how changes in fire and rain shaped the ecology and evolution of plants and animals. This knowledge is key to understanding how Australian ecosystems function and to protecting their cultural, economic and environmental values, especially as climate and fire regimes continue to change into the future.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $476,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project will dissect a newly identified signalling pathway in plants that regulates plant water use and carbon gain. It will deploy multiple techniques, including novel biosensors, to understand the links between the metabolism of plants and their environmental responses. The project will build partnerships with scientists at leading international institutions for enhanced outcomes, including access to specialised equipment and upskilling of our scientists. The generation of barley with the latest gene editing techniques aims to produce a non-GM crop with the potential for enhanced root C sequestration, lower water use and improved yield, three key goals for agricultural sustainability in the face of a drying Australian climate.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $509,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The project aims to develop an urgently needed smart pipe fault diagnosis, characterisation and prognosis system. Analysis techniques will be used for the detailed mapping of buried pipe condition between access points using micro-sized transient pressure waves. Water assets are critical infrastructure and they consist of a network of pipes that are often old and deteriorating. The annual maintenance cost exceeds $1b per year in Australia. The outcome will be a next-generation tool that allows water utilities to move from reactive emergency repairs to proactive repair and predictive replacement. This will enable performance-driven asset management, extending asset life and replacing deteriorated high-risk pipe sections in a timely manner.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $447,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to improve cybersecurity by automating the process of generating cryptographic software for smart devices. The expected outcomes are tools that automatically produce efficient cryptographic software that resists attacks. The main benefit of this project is to reduce the amount of expert labour required when developing secure software.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $480,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop a novel approach for early damage detection. It relies on a systematic experimental investigation of nonlinear ultrasonic interaction between different input wave modes in the presence of damage, so as to identify optimal mode selections and operating parameters that will maximise the sensitivity to particular forms of structural damage. The effects of in-service loading on wave-mixing response, and non-contact detection suitable for hard-to-inspect surface conditions, will also be investigated. The new developments will help transform existing schedule-based maintenance practice to a condition-based maintenance paradigm, to achieve significant cost savings in maintenance.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $440,624
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The goal of this project is to deliver a new toolkit for imaging cells at an unprecedented resolution and level of chemical detail. We will expand the capabilities of two existing, but complementary, methods: optical fluorescence microscopy with responsive probes and X-ray fluorescence imaging. Expected outcomes include improved techniques and benchmarks for visualising bacterial and mammalian cells; development of new molecules for elucidating cellular chemistry; better utilisation of valuable synchrotron resources; and greater understanding of the strengths and limitations of current microscopy workflows. Results should benefit the biotechnology sector, and may lead to improved medical, diagnostic, and bioremediation capacity.
Approved 11 Dec 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $425,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 26 Nov 2020
Published 15 Dec 2020 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Clinical trials are the best method we have for finding new and effective health treatments. Unfortunately, many clinical trials fail to provide useful information due to poor design and analysis methods. My research proposal is designed to improve the quality of clinical trials, and hence their ability to identify treatments that are truly beneficial for our health, by developing practical solutions to problems commonly encountered in their design and analysis.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 14 Nov 2019 $583,551
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Different strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae cause distinct types of disease (e.g. sepsis, pneumonia, ear infections or meningitis), but we do not understand the bacterial or host factors that determine disease outcome. This project will use advanced molecular analyses to identify factors required for each disease type and enable development of novel vaccines and therapeutics effective against the full spectrum of pneumococcal infections.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 14 Nov 2019 $2,401,595
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH
Purpose The evolutionary history of the Australian temperate flora.
Approved 24 May 2019
Published 14 Jun 2019 $1,650
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH
Purpose Systematics of the chalcid wasp genus Psyllaephagus (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae): parasitoids of lerp insects.
Approved 24 May 2019
Published 14 Jun 2019 $825
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH
Purpose Taxonomy, phylogeny and host associations in Labeninae parasitoids from south-eastern Australia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).
Approved 24 May 2019
Published 14 Jun 2019 $1,650
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH WORKFORCE
Purpose The Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme aims to increase the rural health workforce by supporting universities to deliver quality medical, multidisciplinary and dental training in rural communities and promote/encourage rural careers
Approved 31 May 2018
Published 14 Jan 2019 $21,210,131
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 04 Dec 2020
Published 14 Dec 2020 $49,229
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
Purpose This project will leverage technological advances in high throughput tissue imaging with recent advances generating organoids from patient-derived tissues. This exchange will advance personalised and precision medicine and promote sharing of innovative research being performed between Japan and Australia.
Approved 02 Aug 2019
Published 14 Aug 2019 $27,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This Project will explore innovative heritage and commercial applications for the 3D modelling and printing of custom musical instruments to advance Australias flexible-manufacturing industry. Musical instruments are complex devices, often made with multiple parts and/or materials, that are commonly built to produce sound through a multitude of manufacturing processes to meet high-performance requirements. When hand-crafted, they can present considerable morphological variations, even within a single instrument type. The Projects novel challenge of flexibly manufacturing custom music instruments to meet a diversity of end-user needs will create new digital heritage strategies and market opportunities for Australian research end-users.
Approved 07 Apr 2020
Published 14 Apr 2020 $115,028
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to reveal the potential for undiscovered economic deposits of rare earth elements within the Australian continent. Future supply of these elements underpins societies transition to clean energy and embrace of high-tech applications. The project expects to greatly enhance our knowledge of Australias endowment of rare earth element resources using an array of traditional and innovative geological research methods. Expected outcomes of this project include a greater understanding of how, where and when rare earth element orebodies form in the Earth's crust. This should provide significant benefits to exploring for--and discovering--new orebodies that are required to secure global critical metal supplies.
Approved 07 Apr 2020
Published 14 Apr 2020 $573,068
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
Purpose National projects and research grants aim to address national issues of significance that impact on community resilience and cohesion in Australia.
Approved 27 Feb 2018
Published 13 Jul 2018 $311,089
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose In a collaborative team effort between the ENT department at The University of Adelaide and centres of excellence in New Zealand, we have developed Chitodex surgical gel, which uses a polymer derived from squid. The gel possesses both anti-bleeding and anti-scarring properties which will be further strengthened by incorporating compounds with potent wound-healing properties. The new product will be used around the world to reduce complications after spine surgery.
Approved 16 Jul 2018
Published 12 Sep 2018 $522,607
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 31 Mar 2020
Published 11 May 2020 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program BUILDING SKILLS AND CAPABILITY
Purpose The Program aims to improve skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in South Australia, by providing financial support for students to gain qualifications in state-based skills needs and receive industry based workplace learning,
Approved 05 Sep 2017
Published 11 Jul 2019 $3,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 13 Apr 2018
Published 11 Jul 2018 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 20 Dec 2018
Published 11 Feb 2019 $30,162
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program SUPPORTING SCIENCE AND COMMERCIALISATION
Purpose Why doesn't food taste as good when we have a cold' How do neurons communicate' What does the brain look like up close' In this fun and interactive childrens event, kids (aged 6 to 11) will explore how the brain and nervous system work by participating in a series of interactive neuroscience exhibits, created by faculty and students at the Adelaide Medical School at the University of Adelaide. Examine how information moves between neurons by playing a game of Synaptic Ping Pong, build layers (meninges) around an egg to see what types of protection are best for the brain, explore how optical illusions work, look at human brains up close, and more. At each station, children can collect a stamp in their "Passport to the Brain", and work towards earning an official "Brain in Training" certificate. At the end of the event, all children will come together to compete in a quiz for prizes.
Approved 26 Feb 2019
Published 11 Apr 2019 $7,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 26 Feb 2018
Published 11 Apr 2018 $52,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate how alliances operate and why they endure using an in-depth analysis of the Australia-New Zealand alliance in the Pacific Islands, the region where the alliance has focused and in which there is growing strategic and policy interest. It intends to build a micro-level analysis of the influence of the behaviors and beliefs of individuals onto existing conceptual accounts. Informed by extensive interviews, it expects to advance understanding of how the two states negotiate differences in approaches and interests while working together to preserve their security. It anticipates pinpointing strengths and vulnerabilities in the alliance and contributing to a more informed policy debate about how it should operate.
Approved 06 Jan 2020
Published 10 Jan 2020 $202,959
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Each cell in human body constantly builds thousands of proteins from thousands of RNA templates delivered to cell cytoplasm from the nucleus using the TREX nuclear export machinery. When the TREX does not work properly, healthy development is affected and of the brain, as the most energy-hungry organ, in particular. We will study the importance of TREX in health and disease using sophisticated cell and animal models with the ultimate aim of improving health of whose TREX function is compromised.
Approved 25 Oct 2018
Published 10 Jan 2019 $883,074
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project investigates the role gender and sexual diversity play in migration and mobility to South Australia 1950-1999 and how stories of migration can be collected and preserved. Histories in relation to interstate, international, and global migration into South Australia exist, however there is a significant need to address the lack of knowledge on, and record of, how minority sexuality and gender influenced moving to South Australia. Limited information prevents a full understanding of migration histories. This project works with the History Trust of South Australia to address a recognised and strategic need for greater inclusiveness of gender and sexual diversity in the context of migration.
Approved 05 Jul 2019
Published 09 Jul 2019 $195,535
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose Vertebrate pests cost Australia over $1 billion each year in agricultural losses and environmental damage and novel strategies are urgently required to tackle this massive challenge. Newly proposed gene drives, which might rapidly spread through populations, have enormous potential for the sustained management and even eradication of pests. Through innovative application of cutting-edge genome editing approaches, this proposal aims to develop gene drive technology in mice as a prototypical vertebrate pest species. We will also develop cutting-edge mathematical models of rodent gene drives to identify crucial parameters for efficacious employment and investigate potential for impact on non-target populations.
Approved 05 Jul 2019
Published 09 Jul 2019 $492,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose The project aims to develop a multiscale mathematical and laboratory modelling methodology for combined enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and CO2 storage, and synthesise the technology for Santoss Mulberry oilfield as a test case. The multidisciplinary team will develop advanced reservoir- and laboratory-scale mathematical models and novel laboratory methods to enhance the reliability of modern EOR and CO2 storage and increase its uptake by companies in Australia and globally. The expected outcomes are a pioneering methodology with environmental benefits without additional drilling and reduction of greenhouse effect, and economic benefit to the Australian oil industry through increases in productivity.
Approved 05 Jul 2019
Published 09 Jul 2019 $523,756
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC LINKAGE PROJECT
Purpose This project aims to establish a breeding program for Plantago ovata in Australia to provide a reliable supply of high quality, superior psyllium as a key ingredient in the gluten-free food industry, providing benefits to the industrial partner, growers in Australia and consumers. Target traits include better harvest index, reduced seed shattering and identification of lines carrying psyllium with novel properties or whole seeds that can be ground and used as flour that imparts less intense colour changes or effects on loaf structure, and which may be highly suitable for other baked gluten-free products. The fundamental knowledge gained from the genetic and biochemical anlayses of these lines will also broadly benefit seed biology research.
Approved 05 Jul 2019
Published 09 Jul 2019 $486,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose I will use advanced technologies to interrogate large pregnancy and birth cohorts to unravel the complex interactions between the mother, placenta and fetus and the womans environment to identify which combinations of factors contribute to the 4 common complications of pregnancy that can threaten the lives of mother and baby. I will advance implementation of the screening tests I have developed to predict risk in pregnant women to transform antenatal care and improve maternal and infant health.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 09 Dec 2019 $2,078,030
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 18 Oct 2019
Published 09 Dec 2019 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Diabetes effects many Indigenous Australians who as a result, experience preventable illnesses and death. Well managed diabetes can prevent or delay poor or fatal outcomes.The current certificate III and IV health worker and practitioner curriculum allocates less than one day to diabetes. This project will assess if a co-designed culturally informed diabetes training program for Aboriginal Health Practitioners improves diabetes patient health outcomes.
Approved 20 May 2020
Published 08 Sep 2020 $1,299,036
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program BUILDING SKILLS AND CAPABILITY
Purpose The Program aims to improve skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in South Australia, by providing financial support for students to gain qualifications in state-based skills needs and receive industry based workplace learning,
Approved 05 Sep 2017
Published 08 Oct 2018 $3,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop new generation coatings that combine highly controlled compositions and bio-inspired microstructural characteristics for safety-critical applications. This is made possible through smart materials design, multi-scale modelling and novel fabrication technique. The new coatings are expected to offer exceptionally high toughness underlain by a unique combination of various strengthening modes at multiple length scales. The application of the coatings will enhance the performance and safety of mechanical components in engineering applications, reduce associated costs. In doing so, this project will bring substantial benefits to advanced manufacturing, mining and aerospace sectors.
Approved 01 Dec 2020
Published 08 Dec 2020 $375,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop a family of structure-tailored, robust and metal-free carbon hybrids and environmental-benign processes for catalytic degradation of emerging microcontaminants in water. Innovations are expected in the design of reaction-oriented nanocarbons, new concept in atomic level carbocatalysis from computation and in-situ characterisation, advanced purification technology, and breakthroughs in material engineering. The anticipated outcomes will be the scientific basis for functional nanomaterials, nanotechnology, and green remediation technologies. Success will provide significant benefits in securing a sustainable future for Australia, with clean water and strategies for advanced manufacturing in related areas.
Approved 01 Dec 2020
Published 08 Dec 2020 $450,948
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop the science that would enable a new low-cost laser radar (LIDAR) for imaging the world around us. LIDAR has applications in facial recognition, forestry and autonomous vehicles – our new device will uniquely offer the ability to work underwater thereby opening up new possibilities for maritime environmental and vehicle monitoring. Our approach exploits a new form of optical pulse propagation in precisely shaped crystals to generate bespoke laser pulses that enable high-speed and precise ranging to targets of interest. The science behind these new types of optical pulses offers the ability for Australia to lead a new scientifically and industrially important field.
Approved 01 Dec 2020
Published 08 Dec 2020 $385,322
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to utilise ancient DNA preserved in the seafloor to investigate how past Antarctic marine ecosystems have responded to past climatic changes, with a focus on the Holocene (last ~11,700 years). The study will generate the first-ever picture of marine community changes across the entire marine food web and unravel adaptation mechanisms of key marine organisms to climate shifts. Expected project outcomes will include significant knowledge advances into the evolution and resilience of Antarctic ecosystems over geological timescales. This will position Australia at the forefront of marine sedimentary ancient DNA research, and also provide valuable guidance for the conservation of Antarctica during ongoing climate change.
Approved 01 Dec 2020
Published 08 Dec 2020 $462,948
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop new self-charging power devices that can harvest and store body energy generated during body motions, and power smart and implantable medical electronics. The project will develop new Piezo-supercapacitors by designing new electrode materials and cell designs. The charge storage and transport kinetics will be uncovered using advanced in-situ characterisation techniques and modern simulation methods. The project expects to generate new knowledge in blue energy harvesting and storage systems, training for young scientists, and generate intellectual property with potential commercialised products to be used in implantable devices, placing Australia at the forefront of new technology.
Approved 02 Aug 2018
Published 08 Aug 2018 $13,904
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to explore the history and origin of ‘Industrial’ diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and autism. Non-communicable, ‘Industrial’ diseases are rising at an alarming rate in Australia, and changes to the beneficial microorganisms within the human body (microbiota) may be to blame. This project will explore how human microbiota have changed over the past 100 years in response to cultural, environmental, and lifestyle factors linked with Industrialisation. This approach will allow stories from the past to inform modern medical treatment strategies and public health decisions in the future. The project will identify changes in environment, diet, hygiene, and medicine that have altered human microbiota in the past and sparked the Industrial disease epidemic in Australia today.
Approved 02 Aug 2018
Published 08 Aug 2018 $756,021
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to identify important missing links in the signalling pathways that connect major plant hormones in their control of root architecture, with a focus on the signalling system that helps plants cope with sub-optimal growing conditions. New discoveries in plant hormones will be applied to crops to provide a deeper understanding of root growth responses under sub-optimal conditions, and to maximise plant efficiency. Expected outcomes include a better understanding of signal pathways in roots, improved knowledge about how crops respond to adverse conditions, new knowledge and potential genetic resources for plant industry, and novel ideas about how to improve crop productivity.
Approved 02 Aug 2018
Published 08 Aug 2018 $763,527
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to address fundamental questions in neuroscience and to integrate this biological understanding with the development of leading-edge robotics. Whether a human catching a ball or a dragonfly feeding in a swarm, brains have the remarkable ability to predict the future location of moving targets. The brain predicts in the presence of distractions and even if the target disappears, for example, when hidden behind another object. This project will investigate how brains use both environmental and internal information to select a target and predict its future location. By implementing bio-inspired computations in hardware, this project aims to provide significant benefits such as improving autonomous systems for defence, health and transportation.
Approved 02 Aug 2018
Published 08 Aug 2018 $857,189
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to create an objective blood test to measure pain in livestock, and to create a new drug treatment for persistent pain by targeting the immunology of the brain and spinal cord. This project expects to generate new knowledge of the involvement of the neuro-immune system in the creation and maintenance of persistent pain and how this can be quantified through the innovative use of peripheral blood tests. Expected outcomes of this project include a blood test capable of quantifying the extent of current pain experience, and a cumulative life measure of pain an animal has experienced. This should provide significant benefits to the Australian livestock industry by improving best practice.
Approved 02 Aug 2018
Published 08 Aug 2018 $998,125
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 18 Jan 2018
Published 07 Mar 2018 $50,121
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 25 Jul 2019
Published 07 Aug 2019 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The human body is powered by mitochondria, microscopic components of living cells that make the energy they need to function. Mitochondrial damage is linked to a wide spectrum of human diseases, from devastating syndromic illnesses to neurodegeneration and autoimmunity. This project is focused on 1) how stresses such as cancer therapy or infection cause mitochondrial damage, and 2) understanding the biological processes that are triggered inside the cell as it tries to recover. It will give a much greater understanding of mitochondrial damage at the microscopic level, and has the potential to unlock new avenues of investigation into the causes of inflammatory and immune disorders.
Approved 20 Dec 2019
Published 06 Jan 2020 $530,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program SUPPORT FOR MARKETS AND BUSINESS
Purpose The objective of the International Wine Tourism Competitive Grants program is to support stakeholders to implement initiatives, which will grow the number or and/or spend by tourists visiting a region of Australia for the purposes of international wine tourism
Approved 18 Apr 2018
Published 05 Sep 2019 $55,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program INVESTING IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND COMMERCIALISATION
Purpose Progress in nanotechnology is driving the development of analytical tools capable of unlocking the powerful information encoded in biological fluids. Harnessing such precious information will be critical to enabling breakthroughs in the understanding and control of present and future pandemics. The project will tailor and validate a mature yet cutting-edge sensing technology specifically for integrated, precise diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2. This will allow deep insights into how concentrations of serological markers of this virus in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients are associated with the uncontrolled spread of this deadly disease & with significant benefits for addressing current and future pandemic threats to our society and economy.
Approved 04 Dec 2020
Published 05 Feb 2021 $573,998
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Climate change has had a negative impact on human health. However, few studies have assessed burden of diseases (BOD) for these climate-sensitive/heat attributable diseases. We will generate the first national picture of the climate attributable BOD in Australia, measured in Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY), the attribution from climate, and project future BOD under various climatic/demographic change scenarios. This project will rank Australian climate-sensitive/heat attributable diseases by their current burden and projected increase under climate changes, and provide needed scientific evidence to policy-makers in the development, prioritization and implementation of current and future climate change and health adaptation strategies.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $488,456
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Variations from the classic DNA double helix structure are proposed to play key roles in a range of cellular processes, particularly gene regulation. However, the biological function and therapeutic potential of these unusual DNA structures are poorly explored, since the fundamental molecular details which govern their formation and interactions with cellular machinery are not well described. This project aims to develop innovative methods to investigate, and importantly modulate, DNA and RNA triple helix assembly, specificity and molecular interactions. Resulting insights will underpin novel approaches to gene regulation, principally in the context of designing new antibacterial agents to address the antibacterial resistance problem.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $450,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop single-atom anchored two-dimensional photocatalysts with outstanding activity, selectivity and stability for sunlight-driven photocatalytic nitrogen reduction to produce ammonia via combining advanced characterizations and theoretical calculations. This project will contribute to the fundamental knowledge on the nature and origin of the activity, selectivity and stability in photocatalytic ammonia production. High-performance and cost-effective solar ammonia production is expected to achieve in this project. This project will not only reduce the Australias demand for non-renewable fossil fuels, but also alleviate the environmental contamination, greenhouse effect and climate change in Australia.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $409,516
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop consistent model selection criteria even if the target model only provides a weak signal about the parameter of interest. This project expects to generate new knowledge on model selection using new and innovative techniques. Expected outcomes include the quantification of the maximum information on parameter from weak-signal models; new entropy-based model selection criteria; and a robust investigation of the still debated hypothesis in environmental economics that with open and liberalized trade, developing countries would become pollution havens for dirty industries of advanced countries. Success in this undertaking will dramatically enlarge the pool of applied work involving economic models with weak signals.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $240,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to evaluate the consequences of, and lessons learned from, the past two decades of water reform in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB). In particular, it will examine the recent economic and farm consequences of water recovery. Australia is over halfway through implementation of the MDB Plan, and has spent over $6 billion in water recovery to achieve basin-wide resilience, with billions more still committed. Project expected outcomes include pioneering new methods to track how MDB irrigation efficiency, productivity and other farm outcomes have changed as a response to water reform. It will also draw lessons from both national and international case studies to consequently inform more effective water management.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $157,699
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The ability to execute and learn skillful actions deteriorates with advancing age, but the cause remains elusive. The main aim of this project is to use new neurophysiological techniques to examine the age-related changes in brain function that contribute to reduced movement control in healthy older adults. The research will use multimodal approaches to reveal the causal role of age-related changes in specific brain networks to motor behaviour and learning. The outcomes will provide significant new knowledge that may help to optimise the design of targeted interventions aimed at rejuvenating brain function and movement quality in the elderly.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $297,621
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Coarse geometry is the study of the large-scale structure of metric spaces, in terms of operator algebras. This project aims to use coarse geometry to develop novel approaches to Callias index theory and its applications, and to topological phases of matter, where the Nobel Prize in physics in 2016 was awarded. This will yield new techniques in index theory and other areas, and solutions to several important problems. Outcomes include a noncompact generalisation of the famous Guillemin-Sternberg conjecture that quantisation commutes with reduction, and new models of topological phases of matter in terms of K-theory of operator algebras. This project will benefit Australia by reinforcing its position in these highly active areas in science.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $507,438
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project develops and implements a systematic approach, both analytic and computational, to extract compact, accurate, system level models of complex physical and engineering systems. Our wide ranging methodology is to construct computationally efficient "wrappers" around fine scale, microscopic, detailed descriptions of dynamical systems (particle or molecular simulation, or PDE or lattice equations). Comprehensively accounting for multiscale interactions between subgrid processes among macroscale variations ensures stability and accuracy. Based on dynamical systems theory and analysis, our approach will empower systematic analysis and understanding for optimal macroscopic simulation for forthcoming exascale computing.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $510,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This research will advance the fundamental chemical science required for the emerging field of Metal-organic Framework (MOF) biocomposites. A significant challenge to the commercial use of enzymes (biocatalysis), proteins (protein-based therapeutics) and virus-based vaccines is their instability to elevated temperatures and/or non-biological media. MOFs can encapsulate and protect biomolecules, thereby overcoming this limitation. This project will develop fundamental parameters that govern the formation, stability and activity of these biocomposites, expanding the scope of MOF materials available for bioprotection, and enable new developments in the areas of industrial biocatalysis and protein/virus-based therapeutics.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $550,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to reduce skin friction drag by developing a novel passive flow control method using micro-perforated surfaces. Advanced analytical and experimental modelling will be used to develop specific design solutions to improve efficiency in many real life applications, such as to reduce drag in the aerospace, maritime, gas pipelines and wind turbine industries. Expected outcomes include widely applicable knowledge and skills, improved modelling and experimental techniques and tools, and enhanced collaborations. Benefits to Australia are expected to include significant improvements to the efficiency of the aerospace and energy industries, a boost to the Australian economy, and a reduction in carbon emissions.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $540,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This Project aims to quantify the uncertainty of a model output in terms of uncertainties in modelling assumptions, by developing new mathematical techniques and applying them to real-world data. This will be in the context of assessing the accuracy of tracking coherently moving structures (e.g., hurricanes, oceanic biodiversity hotspots, pollutant patches, insect swarms) from experimental/observational data sets. Novel, data-tested, mathematical methods for uncertainty quantification of coherent structures will be developed as Project outcomes. Project benefits include new insights into protecting the environment, improved uncertainty quantification in climate modelling, and the generation of interdisciplinary knowledge and training.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $450,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Sea ice is a crucial part of the Australian and global climate systems, and the most sensitive indicator of the alarming climate changes in motion. This project aims to deliver a vital component in next-generation sea-ice models, by modelling ocean waves in the ice-covered ocean, and implementing it in the leading large-scale sea-ice model. The waves-in-ice model will be accurate for the range of possible wave-ice conditions, using understanding derived from state-of-the-art experimental measurements. Powerful mathematical approximation methods will be developed to generate model efficiency. The outcomes will create a new standard in sea-ice modelling, with significant benefits for sea-ice forecasting and climate studies.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $349,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to reveal the highest energy cosmic-ray particles in our galaxy, produced in extreme and still unknown astrophysical processes. Their interaction with nuclei in space produces the highest energy gamma ray light. Our project will make use of this extreme gamma ray light with upgraded and next-generation gamma-ray telescope arrays. With accompanying data from Australian radio telescopes, and computer models of the cosmic ray interactions, our project can finally determine from where these cosmic rays originate, yielding insight into our galaxy's evolution. Complex machine learning methods will be needed in a project that provides a world-leading student training ground, motivated by a century old mystery in astronomy.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $350,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to harness the capabilities of the upgraded Pierre Auger Observatory to identify sources of the highest energy cosmic rays, the most energetic particles known in the Universe. Their origin is one of the longest standing mysteries in astrophysics, but answers are now within reach. Expected outcomes of the project include mass estimates for every measured cosmic ray, and sky maps of cosmic ray arrival directions that take into account the cosmic ray charge, minimising the effects of path deflections by cosmic magnetic fields. These maps will reveal new information on the types of astrophysical objects capable of accelerating particles to extreme energies, a major step towards solving this difficult problem.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $570,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to improve cybersecurity by identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities in Internet-connected computers. Expected outcomes of this project include novel techniques for protecting web browsers and cloud server, to prevent them from inadvertent leaks of private or sensitive information. This should provide significant benefits, such as reduced risk of cyberattacks and improved privacy for web users.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $427,116
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Nature can assemble complex organic molecules from simple starting materials with apparent ease, but the laboratory synthesis of these natural products is very difficult. This project aims to mimic the way in which Nature constructs organic compounds and thus develop more efficient, greener synthetic processes in which there is a rapid build up of molecular complexity via biomimetic reactions. We will integrate this approach with modern methods of catalysis, including electrochemistry, photochemistry and biocatalysis. As a result, this work will expand the chemical space available to synthetic chemists working in the pharmaceutical industry. A further benefit is the training of the next generation of Australian synthetic chemists.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $420,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Communication security protocols and computer algorithms are expressible in terms of strategic interactions between competing agents, which can be analyzed in a game theory setting. This project will exploit the recent advances in extending this game theory framework to multidimensional spaces, thereby strengthening the theoretical foundations. This will provide new insights into the working of algorithms, potentially improving future secure key distribution. Multi-agent interactions in higher dimensional spaces are considered intractable using traditional matrix methods and this project will build on our exciting new breakthrough showing that such interactions are tractable using geometric multivectors.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $390,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate the use of anti-terrorism proscription powers in illiberal democracies after 2002. Although promulgated by the archetypal liberal institution - the United Nations - proscription powers are increasingly recognised as important tools of illiberal regimes in legitimising human rights abuses and suppressing political dissent. Using studies of Cameroon, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the project explores the intersections of colonial proscription, UN anti-terrorism norms and illiberal regimes' security. The project will generate new comparative knowledge on the deployment of colonial instruments of control in the war on terror and innovate conceptual insights into the global security politics of exclusion.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $200,135
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The microstructural damage accumulation stage often consumes a significant portion of the total fatigue life of structures. However, its progressive evaluation is beyond the reach of safety inspection techniques which are currently employed to maintain structural integrity and prevent fatigue failures. This project aims to fill this gap by developing innovative methods for the measurement of material properties related to fatigue damage and establishing a new theory which links these properties to the remaining life of the structure. The project outcomes will facilitate the global trend towards predictive maintenance strategies, thereby generating substantial cost benefits, specifically, for high-value assets and ageing infrastructure.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $450,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project will establish apatite as a new tool to study the evolution of the continental crust. The crust shaped the composition of the atmosphere and the oceans with consequences for the evolution of life through the availability of oxygen and nutrients. However, when and how the continental crust was generated remains a core question. Current models for continental crust development rely on the mineral zircon. However, zircons only record the history of evolved rocks. To address this bias we will use the mineral apatite which forms in less evolved rocks. We will develop a detrital apatite database of Pb-Nd (model) ages and integrate this with the zircon record to provide a more holistic description for how our planet developed.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $320,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Zinc-ion battery is not only cheaper than current lithium-ion battery (LIB), but it is safer due to a neutral aqueous electrolyte. However, its grid-scale development is plagued by limited output voltage and inadequate energy density compared with more mainstream LIB. This project aims to solve the discharge-voltage problem by fabricating atomic-level structure engineered manganese (Mn)-based cathode and a new stable solid-state electrolyte, and improve the device energy density by zinc (Zn) anode interface nanotechnology. The success of this project will benefit Australias access to new markets and introduce a new low-cost and safe energy storage technology for the long-term viability of Australias abundant Zn and Mn resources.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $417,276
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate neuroplasticity across the adult lifespan, using novel neurophysiological approaches to determine its role in protecting against age-related cognitive decline. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of human cognitive ageing, using an innovative and interdisciplinary approach. Expected outcomes of this project include a critical understanding of the basic neural mechanisms of healthy brain ageing. This will provide significant benefits, such as the neurophysiological knowledge required to develop novel biological markers to detect, as well as therapeutic agents to curb, cognitive decline in the aging population.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $423,604
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate when, how and for whom experiences of child abuse and neglect lead to youth and adult offending. It expects to generate evidence needed to inform preventive interventions that can alter pathways from maltreatment to offending by identifying when to intervene, which factors to target, and for whom. Expected outcomes include a deeper understanding of child protection, developmental and school factors that influence life course offending pathways, and the translation of these findings to inform prevention. This should increase the ability to effectively design and target prevention initiatives that aim to improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities who bear the costs of maltreatment and crime.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $376,761
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Deep learning has dramatically improved the accuracy of a breathtaking variety of tasks in AI such as image understanding and natural language processing. This project addresses fundamental bottlenecks when attempting to develop deep learning applications at scale. First, this project proposes efficient neural architecture search that is orders of magnitude faster than previously reported, abstracting away the most complex part of deep learning. Second, we will design very efficient binary networks, enabling large-scale deployment of deep learning to mobile devices. Thus this project will overcome two primary limitations of deep learning generally, however, and will greatly increase its already impressive domain of practical application.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $390,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to examine how dietary selenium is converted into essential proteins and beneficial compounds that mitigate against a broad range of human diseases; or alternatively, into toxic molecules. Cutting-edge methodologies should resolve significant unknowns in selenium metabolism, to provide definitive dietary guidelines and to explore how selenium can treat and protect against disease. Expected outcomes from this national and international collaboration include expert training for young biochemical researchers and refinements to novel analytical techniques. Results should benefit the food and agricultural sectors to provide tailored products locally and for export, as well as enhanced health opportunities for all Australians.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $460,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This proposal aims to investigate the response of the East Asian Monsoon to abrupt climatic change, under baseline states of both warm and cool climate. The research is significant as it utilises unique, precisely dated sediments from Japan, and novel approaches to quantifying spatial and temporal climate patterns. The research will improve understanding of the nature and causes of decadal-scale changes in monsoon precipitation, with relevance for constraining the trajectory of the future monsoon, and the risks of prolonged drought and flood. The findings will benefit the Asian people, for whom the monsoon has major economic, social and environmental importance. In turn, this will benefit Australia, via economic and climatic ties to Asia.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $464,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Outliers inevitably exist in visual data due to imperfect data acquisition or preprocessing. To enable computer vision applications that can perform reliably, robust fitting algorithms are necessary to counter the biasing influence of outliers. However, current robust algorithms are unsatisfactory: they are unreliable (due to using randomisation) or too computationally costly (due to using exhaustive search). This project will develop new robust algorithms to mitigate these shortcomings. It will do so by investigating two new paradigms of kernelisation and polyhedral search, which offer unprecedented theoretical insights into the problem. The outcomes will contribute towards computer vision applications that are more practical and reliable.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $370,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to critically examine a number of accounts of how and if we may reconcile what we know about ordinary objects with the unexpected things science has taught us about space, time, and the fundamental building blocks of nature. The project anticipates generating new knowledge in metaphysics, exploiting the recent 'locative turn' to revitalise perennial questions about existence and change. Expected outcomes of this project include publications and conference activities, the initiation of new international collaborations, and enhanced research capability in scientific metaphysics in Australia. Benefits include improved understanding of our place in the natural world and enhancing Australia's reputation and research skill base.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $224,672
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop mathematical models to predict migration of particles suspended in flow through curved microfluidic ducts and their focusing by size to different regions in the cross-section of the duct. New knowledge in mathematics and engineering will be generated through models that capture the two-way force balance between fluid and particles and by a novel use of asymptotics for computational efficiency. Expected outcomes are understanding of the physics that drives particle migration and the parameters that may be used to control particle focusing. This will benefit design and operation of microfluidic devices for particle sorting as required for "liquid biopsy", the isolation of cancer cells in a routine blood sample.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $380,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop robust and low-cost nanocarbon hybrids and advanced remediation technology to address globally emerging microplastic contaminations. The project expects to boost innovations in development of novel magnetic nanomaterials, process of microplastic purification, and green catalysis. Expected outcomes of this project will include efficient strategies in materials fabrication and a cutting-edge nanotechnology. The success of the project will underpin the scientific bases of carbocatalysis, provide significant benefits to the Australian industry and society for a sustainable future with clean water, and increase the leading capacity of Australia in fundamental research and frontier technology.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $578,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to investigate the most significant deviations from our model of how nature works at the most fundamental level by taking a multi-messenger approach to mining data from particle collider experiments. The project expects to make definitive statements as to whether the current deviations measured in data are the result of as yet unmeasured particles and forces. Expected outcomes of this project are to build advanced algorithms and methods of data interrogation that will be applied at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Europe and the Super KEKB collider in Japan. This should provide significant benefits such as training junior researchers in advanced machine learning techniques and applications to big data analysis.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $330,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project will develop a new method for robotic navigation in which goals can be specified at a much higher level of abstraction than has previously been possible. This will be achieved using deep learning to make informed predictions about a scene layout, and navigating as an active observer in which the predictions informs actions. The outcome will be robotic agents capable of effective and efficient navigation and operation in previously unseen environments, and the ability to control such agents with more human-like instructions. Such capabilities are desirable, and in some cases essential, for autonomous robots in a variety of important application areas including automated warehousing and high-level control of autonomous vehicles.
Approved 04 Dec 2019
Published 05 Dec 2019 $450,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program BUILDING SKILLS AND CAPABILITY
Purpose The Program aims to improve skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in South Australia, by providing financial support for students to gain qualifications in state-based skills needs and receive industry based workplace learning.
Approved 05 Sep 2019
Published 04 Oct 2019 $3,500
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Stomach emptying and the hormone, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), are important in diabetes; drugs that mimic GLP-1 (GLP-1RAs) are used widely. Studies will evaluate: (i) gastric emptying and GLP-1 in indigenous Australians, (ii) gastric emptying when the ability to detect low blood glucose is impaired, (iii) individualised use of GLP-1-RAs, (iv) effects of intravenous and subcutaneous GLP-1, (v) reasons for a poor response to GLP-1RAs and (vi) effects of GLP-1 in the critically ill.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 04 Nov 2019 $1,500,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Being born too early can mean life long problems. Taking a fish oil (omega 3) supplement during pregnancy can help prevent early birth. Some other nutrition and lifestyle changes may also help. A nutrition program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families will aim to increase diversity and access to foods.
Approved 01 Aug 2019
Published 04 Nov 2019 $1,504,485
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE BUS, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS
Purpose The University of Adelaide (UoA) will use funding to establish the ThincLab International Incubator Program to assist Australian startups with global expansion into Asia and Europe through the collaboration of industry partners and a world leading educational organisation. The goal of this project is to create an incubator program that will maximise the potential for global commercial success of Australian startups by developing their internationalisation readiness in Australia before embedding them in supported international ecosystems in France and Singapore. This will provide startups with access to global customers/markets and will help them overcome the lack of networks and support startups usually encounter in international markets.
Approved 14 Dec 2018
Published 04 Mar 2019 $499,440
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program GROWING BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING BUSINESS CAPABILITY
Purpose Innovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
Approved 17 Jan 2019
Published 04 Feb 2019 $50,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program IMPROVED CANCER CONTROL
Purpose Peripheral neuropathy is a frequent complication of bortezomib treatment in patients with the haematological cancer multiple myeloma. This causes debilitating pain, which often necessitates stopping treatment, negatively impacting survival for these patients. The investigator will examine whether a novel drug that dramatically increases the anti-tumour effects of bortezomib can be used to increase the efficacy and decrease the toxic side-effects of bortezomib and other anti-myeloma therapies.
Approved 20 May 2019
Published 03 Jul 2019 $66,198
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES
Purpose Support Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Approved 30 Nov 2017
Published 03 Jul 2018 $16,548
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Purpose Despite recent advances in genetic testing, more than 50 percent of patients with hereditary neuromuscular disorders remain undiagnosed. This project aims to apply an alternative and the newest form of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) testing strategy known as transciptome or RNA sequencing to clinical practice to further investigate patients who have remained undiagnosed despite WES and WGS.
Approved 20 Apr 2020
Published 02 Nov 2020 $279,725
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARTS AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Purpose To undertake language transmission through the facilitation of two Arabana language camps for children and teenagers on-country at remote Finniss Springs homelands.
Approved 23 Jul 2018
Published 02 Nov 2018 $68,438
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Purpose Some treated cancer patients develop aggressive blood cancers, most probably due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy for their primary cancer. Their survival is less than12 months and they have very limited treatment choices. Hence, understanding of risk factors and mechanisms of treatment-related blood cancers is crucial. We aim to understand the complex interaction between chemotherapy induced damage to bone marrow cells and patients genetic factors responsible for treatment related blood cancer.
Approved 21 Apr 2020
Published 02 Jun 2020 $620,205
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program PREVENTIVE AND CHRONIC DISEASE SUPPORT
Purpose Prevention and Early Intervention
Approved 19 Mar 2020
Published 02 Jun 2020 $1,460,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program NATIONAL BLOOD AGREEMENT MANAGEMENT
Purpose This research project aims to: (a) conduct a randomised trial in very preterm newborns to compare the immune response to transfusion with standard red blood cells with the response to transfusion of washed red blood cells; and (b) improve understanding of the risk of red blood cell transfusion exposure to the preterm neonate with a view to improving blood management practice and patient outcomes
Approved 19 Sep 2019
Published 02 Jan 2020 $43,428
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This project aims to develop unprecedented reconstructions of Neanderthal evolution, cultural and extinction histories at previously undatable or understudied European archaeology sites using a versatile luminescence dating toolkit. It will integrate multiple dating methods, palaeoclimate proxies and palaeoecological data to provide comprehensive knowledge of the timing, context and nature of Neanderthal evolution. Expected outcomes include unravelling past human responses to climate change, elucidating regional occupation patterns, emergence of complex behaviours, and causes of Neanderthal demise; with benefits for refining our own species deep-time evolutionary trajectory and global expansion across different regions, including Australia.
Approved 26 Aug 2020
Published 01 Sep 2020 $866,462
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose Bio-inspired algorithms have successfully been applied to a wide range of optimisation problems. Uncertainties in real-world applications can lead to critical failures of production schedules or safe critical systems. Chance constraints model such uncertainties and allow to limit the possibility of such failures. This future fellowship builds up the area of bio-inspired computing for problems with chance constraints. It develops high performing bio-inspired algorithms for stochastic problems where the constraints can only be violated with a small probability. The outcomes will lead to more effective and reliable optimisation methods for complex planning processes in areas of national priority such as mining and manufacturing.
Approved 26 Aug 2020
Published 01 Sep 2020 $1,031,764
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose The aim is to produce the fundamental science for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals through an advanced electrocatalytic approach using abundant small-molecule sources like water, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxides as feedstocks. A range of highly active and selective electrode catalysts will be developed for electrolysis processes at ambient temperatures and pressures, by an interdisciplinary approach combining atomic-level material design principles, in situ/ex situ instrumental techniques, and modern computation methods. The expected outcomes will be of great significance for renewable energy use and clean fuel generation - the major energy and environmental challenges facing Australia and the world.
Approved 26 Aug 2020
Published 01 Sep 2020 $800,000
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ARC DISCOVERY
Purpose This Fellowship aims to address the vulnerability of coral reef fisheries in Australia and the Indo-Pacific by identifying fishery targets that benefit human nutrition and will persist despite declining coral habitats and rising water temperature. This project will advance knowledge on coral and fish responses to increasingly frequent marine heatwaves, using novel methodologies rooted in ecological modelling, experimental marine biology and climate forecasting. Expected outcomes include (i) a comprehensive toolbox for improved management of coral reefs and associated fisheries in Australia and beyond, and (ii) an integrated socio-ecological model for predicting coral reef fishery responses under environmental change.
Approved 26 Aug 2020
Published 01 Sep 2020 $739,557
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH
Purpose Biodiversity, systematics and taxonomy of Australian microgastrine parasitoid wasps.
Approved 08 May 2018
Published 01 Jun 2018 $1,650
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UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Program ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH
Purpose Taxonomy, phylogeny and host associations in Labeninae parasitoids from south-eastern Australia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).
Approved 14 Feb 2018
Published 01 Jun 2018 $11,000
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1 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE $896,554,007 955
2 MONASH UNIVERSITY $837,423,645 960
3 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND $782,611,446 788
4 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES $758,876,885 832
5 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY $656,141,145 734
6 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA $317,590,118 296
7 UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA $315,414,109 173
8 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE $301,696,081 314
9 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY $232,006,817 103
10 UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE $199,679,904 232
11 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY $196,709,681 316
12 QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY $163,880,566 186
13 JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY $151,123,887 93
14 MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY $138,494,893 195
15 DEAKIN UNIVERSITY $135,608,433 217
16 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY $130,623,856 122
17 UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG $130,249,399 143
18 CURTIN UNIVERSITY $116,762,647 151
19 RMIT UNIVERSITY $104,557,739 130
20 GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY $101,775,497 179
21 LA TROBE UNIVERSITY $101,386,090 138
22 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA $97,084,583 139
23 UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY $95,254,146 247
24 CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY $71,078,648 24
25 CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY $62,918,944 24
26 SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY $51,234,327 129
27 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY $49,073,768 44
28 WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY $43,906,271 95
29 UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AUSTRALIA $43,868,995 8
30 ADELAIDE PRIMARY HEALTH NETWORK $27,270,599 13
31 EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY $24,794,593 26
32 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY $21,176,888 33
33 AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY $19,870,111 36
34 UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST $19,833,893 30
35 UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA $15,908,216 31
36 SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY $15,453,566 34
37 CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY $14,351,765 26
38 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND $14,239,446 33
39 VICTORIA UNIVERSITY $13,635,320 42
40 CITY OF PORT ADELAIDE ENFIELD $12,475,473 13
41 UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND $11,092,984 31
42 ADELAIDE NORTHERN DIVISION OF GENERAL PRACTICE $11,023,136 5
43 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY $8,266,939 9
44 BOND UNIVERSITY $7,654,779 14
45 ADELAIDE ENERGY $6,600,000 1
46 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE THE MELBOURNE SOCIAL EQUITY INSTITUTE $6,561,455 1
47 ADELAIDE HILLS COUNCIL $5,088,962 14
48 SOUTHERN ADELAIDE LOCAL HEALTH NETWORK $4,699,141 8
49 FEDERATION UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA $4,230,808 15
50 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA-UNITED STATES MULTIDISCIPLINARY UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE AUSMURI $3,300,000 1
51 GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY - AUSTRALIA-UNITED STATES MULTIDISCIPLINARY UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE AUSMURI $3,297,182 1
52 THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA $2,889,440 13
53 ADELAIDE PLAINS COUNCIL $2,818,018 6
54 TORRENS UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA $2,758,800 1
55 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA ADELAIDE METROPOLITAN $2,256,226 2
56 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA ADELAIDE HILLS FLEURIEU AND KANGAROO ISLAND $1,729,184 2
57 ADELAIDE FRINGE $1,723,060 5
58 THE ADELAIDE DAY CENTRE FOR HOMELESS PERSONS $1,699,035 8
59 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALASIAN GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRIALS GROUP $1,500,000 1
60 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND MELANOMA TRIALS GROUP $1,500,000 1
61 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND GYNAECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY GROUP $1,500,000 1
62 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALASIAN LUNG CANCER TRIALS GROUP $1,500,000 1
63 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND UROGENITAL AND PROSTATE CANCER TRIALS GROUP $1,500,000 1
64 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE COOPERATIVE TRIALS GROUP FOR NEURO-ONCOLOGY $1,500,000 1
65 MONASH UNIVERSITY ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND CHILDRENS HAEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY GROUP $1,500,000 1
66 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE ACTING FOR THE PRIMARY CARE COLLABORATIVE CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS GROUP $1,500,000 1
67 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE ACTING FOR THE AUSTRALASIAN SARCOMA STUDY GROUP $1,500,000 1
68 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ACTING FOR THE PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY CO-OPERATIVE RESEARCH GROUP $1,477,995 1
69 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA - LAURENCE COLEMAN $1,336,500 1
70 CITY OF ADELAIDE $1,311,001 8
71 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE-MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY $1,306,964 1
72 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA BAROSSA GAWLER LIGHT ADELAIDE PLAINS $1,055,944 1
73 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - ANTHEA ROBERTS $998,383 1
74 ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA $797,500 2
75 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY UNITED STATES STUDIES CENTRE $792,000 1
76 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, REPRESENTED BY THE PETER DOHERTY INSTITUTE FOR INFECTION AND IMMUNITY $660,000 1
77 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY NATIONAL SECURITY COLLEGE - RORY MEDCALF $617,333 1
78 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES UNSW - DR JAI GALLIOTT $610,278 1
79 WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY WERRINGTON $610,187 2
80 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY JFR BUILDING $604,330 2
81 UNITINGCARE WESLEY PORT ADELAIDE $587,711 2
82 CENTRAL ADELAIDE LOCAL HEALTH NETWORK $560,142 1
83 APS ADELAIDE PROFILE SERVICES $503,536 2
84 PORT ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB $474,700 2
85 ROYAL ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA T-A ADELAIDE ZOO $474,033 2
86 NORTHERN ADELAIDE LOCAL HEALTH NETWORK $461,003 9
87 AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY MELBOURNE $457,409 1
88 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY - UNITED STATES STUDIES CENTRE - ASHLEY TOWNSHEND $450,000 1
89 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES UNSW BAKER $408,518 1
90 GOLD COAST UNIVERSITY AND HEALTH SERVICE $400,000 1
91 SYDNEY UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT $391,436 2
92 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES CENTRE GOH $376,028 1
93 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY GEOECONOMIC WORKING GROUP $372,000 1
94 ADELAIDE PROGRESSIVE JEWISH CONGREGATION $362,662 2
95 YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF ADELAIDE $361,226 2
96 ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB $330,000 1
97 ADELAIDE MOSQUE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF SA $324,455 2
98 WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY EARLY LEARNING $304,869 6
99 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY NATIONAL SECURITY COLLEGE - DR JENNIFER HUNT $304,839 1
100 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY VIA THE EAST ASIAN BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH EABER $293,700 1
101 ADELAIDE HILLS WINE REGION $275,000 1
102 UNIVERSITY OF NSW $270,793 3
103 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE - JOANNE WALLIS $255,610 1
104 EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY - ANDREW DOWSE $251,266 2
105 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES CENTRE FRUEHLING $214,467 1
106 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES CENTRE - EVELYN GOH $211,280 1
107 INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE $200,039 1
108 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES CENTRE COLEMAN $199,548 1
109 MONASH UNIVERSITY - KATRINA LEE-KOO $195,673 1
110 ADELAIDE HILLS TOURISMS $159,500 3
111 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY - RODRIGO PRAINO $147,110 1
112 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY - ROB MANWARING $137,931 1
113 GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY, GRIFFITH ASIA INSTITUTE - PROF IAN HALL $137,093 1
114 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY LEUPRECHT $134,650 1
115 MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY GILL $133,532 1
116 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY CHILD CARE CENTRE $126,113 2
117 FLINDERS UNIVERSITY STAR $125,878 1
118 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE - PROF MELISSA DE ZWART $123,605 1
119 ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY CHILDCARE SERVICES $122,434 2
120 MONASH UNIVERSITY - MARIA POST RUBLEE $121,115 1
121 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE - WOOMERA MANUAL PROJECT - MILAMOS $120,000 1
122 ADELAIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS $119,544 11
123 UNIVERSITY CHILD CARE CLUB $116,115 1
124 ADELAIDE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM AND STEINER EDUCATION CENTRE $110,000 1
125 ADELAIDE TRIMMINGS $110,000 1
126 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - AUS COUNCIL FOR SECURITY COOPERATION IN THE ASIA PACIFIC CSCAP $110,000 1
127 ADELAIDE CROWS FOUNDATION $106,810 1
128 ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE TRUST $101,750 3
129 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING $100,000 2
130 MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY FAMILY CLUB CO-OP $99,139 1
131 UNIVERSITY PRESCHOOL AND CHILD CARE CENTRE $98,925 1
132 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES UNSW - THE BOXWOOD SCENARIOS - DAVID HESLOP $98,707 1
133 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY - DR AIM SINPENG $98,094 1
134 EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY - PI-SHEN SEET $97,950 1
135 CENTRE FOR PACIFIC AND AMERICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO $96,000 1
136 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND UNION CHILD CARE SUPPORT ASSOCIATIONORPOR $95,781 1
137 MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY - DR ADAM LOCKYER $84,403 1
138 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES UNSW MCLAUGHLIN $79,530 1
139 ADELAIDE HILLS TOURISM $77,000 3
140 ADELAIDE MONTESSORI $75,903 2
141 KYONGGI UNIVERSITY $75,000 1
142 UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY $75,000 1
143 THE ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE FOUNDATION $71,000 2
144 SCOTCH COLLEGE ADELAIDE $70,938 2
145 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY AS REPRESENTED BY THE ANU JAPAN INSTITUTE $65,145 1
146 UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES UNSW - TRISTAN MOSS $65,054 1
147 TAFE SA ADELAIDE $63,500 1
148 ADELAIDE SRI LANKA BUDDHIST VIHARA $60,834 2
149 ROYAL MELBOURNE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY RMIT UNIVERSITY $57,995 1
150 UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY $56,000 1
151 SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IRIS SWINBURNE $48,942 1
152 BOND UNIVERSITY, TECHNOLOGY AND JURISDICTION RESEARCH GROUP - DR DAN SVANTESSON $46,962 1
153 ADELAIDE JAPANESE COMMUNITY SCHOOL $45,128 1
154 UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE TRADING AS ASIALINK BUSINESS $44,000 1
155 ADELAIDE WINE CO $44,000 2
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