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123 grants worth $130,909,902 have been awarded to organisations matching UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA or ABN 30764374782 since January 2018

UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $19,994,934
Address HOBART 7001 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health Workforce
Component Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme
CategoryPublic Health Services Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeThe 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
ActivityRural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
31 May 201826 Feb 201915 Feb 201931 Dec 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $3,069,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Department of Education and Training
Program International Education Support
Component Destination Australia Program
CategoryScholarships Open Competitive
PurposeDestination Australia will support both Australian and international students to study in Regional Australia
ActivityDestination Australia Program
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
30 Oct 201915 Jan 202013 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Bass  $583,627
Address Locked Bag 1335 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Department of Education and Training
Program Higher Education Support
Component National Disability Coordination Officer
CategoryHigher Education Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeThe NDCO Program builds links and coordinates services to ease the transition from school to tertiary education and subsequent employment, for people with disability.
ActivityNational Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program
Delivery Area 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 May 201830 Jul 201824 Jul 201830 Jun 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $41,800
Address Battery Point 7004 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Trade
Agency Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Program Public Diplomacy including IRGP grants
Component International Relations Grants Program
CategoryPublic Diplomacy Open Competitive
PurposeThis project will provide venues for exchanging information on areas of mutual interest in the Antarctic between Australia and the Korea, and facilitating the establishment of stakeholder networks for the promotion of scientific research, economic opportunities and academic exchange.
ActivityAustralia and Korea in the Antarctic
Delivery Area Multiple TAS, Overseas AUSTRALIA, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Jun 201819 Jul 201813 Jul 201830 Nov 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
BASS  $19,000
Address LAUNCESTON 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Supporting Science and Commercialisation
Component Science for Australia's Future - Inspiring Australia
CategoryScientific Research Open Competitive
PurposeThe project will showcase the exciting (and often hidden) STEAM activities that are occurring in north west Tasmania. Hosted in the regional "City of Makers", Burnie, this event will provide a one day extravaganza that promotes the breadth of local skills within the STEAM arena, ranging from our large scale engineering and industrial history to our digital future. The event will showcase the innovation and skill diversity within local industries, schools, community groups and individuals.This will be a whole of community event with a fun and inclusive vibe that will also feature local musicians and food producers. The key project aim is to raise awareness of STEAM activities and to encourage our future workforce to engage in this space.
ActivityMaker Exhibition
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
28 Mar 201904 Apr 201901 Apr 201929 Apr 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $490,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how typically-developing siblings affect the development of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD involves difficulties with language, executive functions and social understanding. For typically-developing children, growing up with siblings gives an advantage in these cognitive functions. Yet little is known about how having siblings- impacts on cognitive development of children with ASD. The project intends to longitudinally explore the mechanisms of sibling impact in families with and without a child with ASD. The outcomes will deepen understanding of child development, providing an evidence base for effective interventions to increase child competence and aiming ultimately to reduce the social costs of ASD.
ActivitySibling influence on development of children with autism spectrum disorder
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $466,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to analyse current and emerging geopolitical tensions within the Antarctic Treaty System. Geopolitical tension was a key factor in the formation of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty and continues to shape the evolution of the wider Antarctic Treaty System. This project will examine critical moments in the history of the Antarctic Treaty System, using a new database of diplomatic documents to identify key indicators of geopolitical tension. The project aims to draw lessons on successful management of these geopolitical tensions. In doing so, the project intends to address a key focus of the Australian Government's Antarctic 20 Year Strategy and Action Plan, maintaining Australia's influence in Antarctica.
ActivityGeopolitical change and the Antarctic Treaty System
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $475,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate validated, rapid and pragmatic solutions to managing plant and animal maladaptation caused by global environmental change. Using Australia's iconic blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus), this project will test strategies for identifying the major climatic predictors of, and key genomic regions that underlie, adaptation to climate change. By integrating climate variables and genome sequences with field trial-derived trait and performance data from decades of research and thousands of trees, we will develop validated DNA-based tools for monitoring the rate of adaptation in our native forests and identifying climate-ready seed sources for environmental and industrial plantings.
ActivityThe genomics of climate adaptation in eucalypts
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $470,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the relationship between dust deposition and marine productivity. This project will quantify dust deposition to the ocean and its chemical and ecological impact by using new geochemical techniques and novel approaches with autonomous ocean sensors. Expected outcomes of this project include improved estimates of dust deposition to the ocean and the development of globally-applicable methods for quantifying the link between dust and biology using profiling floats. This should provide significant benefits such as improved dust models used to predict future changes in nutrient deposition, with implications for predicting future ocean fish production and carbon uptake.
ActivityDust to the ocean: Does it really increase productivity-
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $459,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to measure the vulnerability of forest trees to more extreme drought as global temperatures inevitably rise. Australian forests face the immediate threat of increased mortality associated with intensifying drought stress in the future. Understanding the magnitude of this threat is of the utmost urgency. This project aims to predict future mortality of forest communities in Australia and worldwide using recent breakthroughs enabling the rapid quantification of lethal stress in trees. This new understanding will provide a basis upon which to make far-reaching decisions about land management, conservation and restoration.
ActivityThe future of forests under climatic stress
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $397,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the dynamics of the spread of infectious disease in wildlife, derived from incomplete information about contact networks. Infectious diseases in wildlife are difficult to track and control, because it is not feasible to monitor each individual in a population and know the contact network for a population. The project will create ways to best utilise incomplete observational data of contact networks to develop robust predictions of disease spread and population fate, and to reliably predict the outcomes of management interventions. These robust prediction methods will provide better insights for conservation of Australian wildlife.
ActivityManaging infectious disease through partial wildlife social networks
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $660,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an international database of underwater observations to predict the distribution of seafloor biodiversity over the entire Antarctic continental shelf for the present day and to 2100. Antarctic seafloor communities are unique and highly diverse, but their distribution is poorly known because biological data are sparse. These predictions depend on a unique and validated approach to estimate the present and future redistribution of surface primary production to the seafloor, and will enable calculating the amount of atmospheric carbon captured and stored at the seafloor. The maps will be at an unprecedented resolution of around 2 kilometres, and be invaluable tools underpinning policy, management and future science.
ActivityPredicting biodiversity distribution on the Antarctic continental shelf
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $242,994
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to elucidate how the context within which disturbances occur affects food web linkages and how these map to responses in ecosystem function. There is a critical need to test the common assumption in environmental management that high biodiversity makes ecosystems resilient to disturbances. Studies that merely observe biodiversity change after disturbance cannot identify ecological processes connecting high diversity and ecosystem function, making experiments that manipulate identical disturbances in ecosystems with different biodiversity essential. This project will use field experiments that manipulate disturbances in streams replicated in low and high biodiversity regions and across gradients of chronic background stress to show how biodiversity sustains functional ecosystems, and how much diversity can be lost before ecosystems collapse.
ActivitySpecies redundancy in response to multiple disturbances
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $130,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to trace how ordinary people's thinking about food safety has changed over time; from this, we can investigate food safety techniques and practices by government and industry. In studying Singapore, which has always imported nearly all food, the project expects to generate new lessons from Singapore's history that may widely apply in an era of globalisation and contemporary food system complexity. Benefits of the project include assisting food exporters and other food safety stakeholders in Australia to better understand the origins and complexity of food safety thinking.
ActivityA cultural history of food safety from Singapore
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201830 Aug 201929 Aug 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $303,763
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate whether Australia's 'shared responsibility- approach to biosecurity is capable of facing the growing threat from exotic pests and diseases. Through the analysis of policy documents and the use of semi'structured interviews, this project intends to contribute to a deeper understanding of the inter- and intra-organisational characteristics that influence implementation of biosecurity. Expected outcomes include crucial insights into the capacity of a shared responsibility approach to protect agri-food production against biological threats, and the forms of institutional change that may be needed to enhance responsiveness to those threats. This in turn will benefit Australia's biosecurity system.
ActivityProtecting Australia-s food future: shared responsibility for biosecurity
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $461,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to assess how past conditions influence grassland responses to the rising atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide. High CO2 concentrations should stimulate productivity but in grasslands this is rarely realised because other, mostly unknown, factors constrain the response. By synthesising data from past experiments, this project aims to determine exactly why grasslands fail to realise the full productivity benefits of increased CO2 and when this will happen. This should improve predictions of carbon exchange and indicating the best direction for climate change adaptation measures.
ActivityLags and legacies: antecedent effects on grassland biomass response to carbon dioxide
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $322,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to build a model of the signals that regulate root nodule formation, unique root organs formed by some plants that host nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Nitrogen is often limited in the soil and agriculture relies on nitrogen fertiliser. Sustainable sources of plant nutrients are required to ensure food security and minimise the environmental impact of intensive farming. This project will provide fundamental information on why some species can form nitrogen-fixing nodules by examining the role of plant hormones. This will build the knowledge base required to potentially expand this symbiosis into non-legumes, harnessing the huge advantage nodule forming species have in staple crops.
ActivityUnique plant hormone responses: the key to nitrogen-fixing nodules
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $390,478
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to theorise online gendered hate speech against women.-Women are subjected to many forms of attack online. This project will expand Australia's knowledge base on the persistent problem of online gendered hate speech, and advance research in cybersecurity. The project expects to provide new understandings of this social issue, and nuanced evaluations of legal and extra-legal responses to determine which can be justified and which are most effective. The project will provide international and national benefits, serving Australia's social and cultural commitment to women's equality and to improved cybersecurity.
ActivityHate speech against women online
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201815 Feb 201914 Feb 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $460,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a physical basis for the sensitivity of seismic observations to small changes in the great ice sheets of East Antarctica. These ice sheets are vulnerable to partial collapse or accelerated retreat. Early changes in such ice sheets may take place in the hidden ice-rock interface zone and could be detected by subtle changes in seismic signals that pass through layers of ice, sediments, water and bedrock in this zone. This project will undertake computer simulations, run tests on pre-existing data and examine two case studies, the Aurora and Wilkes Basins. The outcomes of this research will provide a basis for an early warning of ice sheet collapse using seismology, and contribute to future increased resilience to sea level rise.
ActivityTowards an early warning of Antarctic ice sheet collapse from seismology
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $0
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to constrain the magnetic response and detectability of mantle and hotspot-related vents. Deep'sea hydrothermal systems are oases of unique life and are considered as the most valuable scientific and mining targets ever discovered in the oceans. The project is expected to enable a better understanding of these enigmatic features, in both their active and inactive phases. It will use new and highly powerful processing methods on existing data and on data collected off the Tasmanian continental shelf. The project is expected to unveil the characteristics of hydrothermalism in a wide range of contexts and improve Australia's competitiveness in scientific and mining hydrothermal exploration and to potentially guarantee the supply of raw materials for future generations.
ActivityDeep-sea magnetics: a key tool for enhanced 4D hydrothermal exploration
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201901 Jan 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $100,000
Address Hobart 7001 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Treasury
Agency Australian Taxation Office
Program National Tax Clinic program
Component Sponsorship
CategoryVocational Education
PurposeNational Tax Clinic program trial. The ATO is providing funding for universities to deliver pro bono tax advice and assistance to individuals and small businesses who otherwise could not afford those services.
ActivityNational Tax Clinics program - University of Tasmania
Delivery Area 7001 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Mar 201929 Mar 201926 Mar 201926 Mar 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
BASS  $19,900
Address LAUNCESTON 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Supporting Science and Commercialisation
Component Science for Australia's Future - Inspiring Australia
CategoryScientific Research Open Competitive
PurposeCurious climate aims to develop public-powered scientific engagement, bridging the gap between experts and audiences with credible and relevant information about climate change. The Tasmanian public will be encouraged by local radio and Facebook to lodge their Curious Climate questions on a website, similar to ABC s Hearken tool used in ABC newsrooms to foster genuine audience engagement. People in each of 4 regions can then vote for their top 10 questions about climate change (local and general), which will then be presented in a series of public Q&A sessions in each region. Local (and mostly younger) scientists from across Tasmania will answer each of the top questions in a short sharp visually appealing 5 minute presentation, before a panel.
ActivityCURIOUS CLIMATE: asking Tasmania what it wants to know from scientists
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201904 Apr 201926 Mar 201929 Feb 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
BASS  $20,000
Address LAUNCESTON 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Supporting Science and Commercialisation
Component Science for Australia's Future - Inspiring Australia
CategoryScientific Research Open Competitive
PurposeThe Young Tassie Scientists (YTS) are a group of 20-25 early-career researchers who volunteer their time to share their passion for science with audiences across Tasmania. These widely-profiled Science Week ambassadors focus public awareness on local Tasmanian science research and highlight local career opportunities through highly engaging interactive presentations and hands-on activities which cover a wide range of science topics. The YTS are involved in regional science festivals, as well as school science fairs and various Science Week events throughout August. The YTS travel around Tasmania for these purposes, providing in'school visits along the way, with a focus on reaching regional, rural and island communities state-wide.
ActivityYoung Tassie Scientists: Sharing Local Science in Our Island Community
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Feb 201904 Apr 201901 Apr 201919 Feb 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
BASS  $25,000
Address LAUNCESTON 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2000 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201909 Dec 201903 Dec 201931 May 2020 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $114,033
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Postgraduate Scholarships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeVitamin D sufficiency is required for bone health. Sun exposure is the most important source of vitamin D for Australians but also a major risk factor for skin cancer. Sun safety campaigns have reduced skin cancers, but may reduce vitamin D sufficiency. My PhD aims to quantify the bone health benefits against the skin cancer risk associated with varying levels of sun exposure across the lifespan and define the amount of sun exposure required for vitamin D sufficiency across Australia.
ActivityGNT1168209 | Achieving a balance between the risks and benefits of cumulative lifetime sun exposure
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201930 Apr 2024 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $857,283
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeOne possible cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is narrowing of small blood vessels (capillaries) within the brain, limiting blood flow and energy supply. Pericytes, a cell found only on capillaries, maintain blood flow throughout the brain. In AD, pericytes may die leading to an energy deficit and memory problems. We will test using human brains and animal models whether pericyte loss causes AD and how this is happening. Pericytes could provide a new therapy option for AD.
ActivityGNT1163384 | An energy crisis for Alzheimer-s disease: is pericyte degeneration to blame-
Delivery Area Multiple TAS, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $732,607
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAcute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and acute lung injury (ALI) have very high mortality rates (over 30 percent). Unfortunately, mechanical ventilation, a life'saving intervention contributes to this high mortality. Interestingly, very few of these critically ill patients die from a lack of oxygen with the vast majority dying from 'non-lung' organ failure. In this study we will investigate the mechanisms linking mechanical ventilation with organ failure with a view to improving mortality.
ActivityGNT1160774 | The link between regional lung stretch and distal organ injury in response to mechanical ventilation
Delivery Area Multiple VIC, TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $432,127
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeDefects in the connections between nerve cells underpin many developmental disorders such as autism and mental retardation. Furthermore, defects in re-establishing nerve cell connections prevents successful regeneration after disease or trauma. Calcium is vital to nerve cells, especially as they grow and connect. This project will develop novel light-activated tools to manipulate calcium signals to control nerve cell growth and connectivity and enhance nerve regeneration.
ActivityGNT1165616 | Driverless axons: Steering Regeneration Towards The Light
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $969,187
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeOur goal is to determine why DNA is packaged differently inside normal and cancer cells. We hypothesise that we can change the way DNA is packaged inside cancer cells so that we can force them to behave similarly to normal cells.
ActivityGNT1161985 | Deciphering the molecular basis of three-dimensional BRG1-driven chromatin remodelling in cancer cells.
Delivery Area Multiple TAS, Overseas AUSTRALIA, SWITZERLAND, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $826,102
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeSporadic Alzheimer's disease (sAD) is not part of normal aging and we must determine how and why it occurs. The epigenome (meaning, 'above genes') ensures that our genes are expressed in the right cell type at the right time. Epigenetic defects are of great interest as they are reversible; but first, the epigenetic changes that characterise AD progression must be defined. Our overall aim is to identify how epigenetic programming is altered in the nerve cells that die in AD.
ActivityGNT1161768 | Delineating the epigenetic evolution of neurons in human sporadic Alzheimer-s disease
Delivery Area Multiple TAS, Overseas AUSTRALIA, SWITZERLAND, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $155,000
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health Policy Research and Analysis
Component 2018 Round 2 MRFF Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research commencing 2019
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeME/CFS is a complex condition with debilitating health, social and economic impacts. Little is understood in Australia regarding the prevalence or health economic aspects of the condition. We will conduct four studies which will i) estimate prevalence of ME/CFS in primary care settings; ii) determine the social and economic burden of ME/CSF to patients and carers, iii) quantif the costs to government and society; and iv) establish the burden of disease associated with ME/CFS for Australia.
ActivityANCHOR Project: heAlth ecoNomics and epidemiology of myalgiC encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
Delivery Area Multiple VIC, TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Jun 201918 Oct 201901 Jul 201931 May 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $272,362
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Partnership Projects
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeGlobally, one third of adults are not active at recommended levels, putting them at major risk of disease and early death. A focus on healthy travel - walking, cycling, public transport - provides an under-explored opportunity to increase physical activity. However, we know little about travel behaviour patterns, the factors influencing these, and the best ways to increase active travel. This project will work closely with key stakeholders to address these important knowledge and practice gaps.
ActivityGNT1152999 | Health by Stealth: Developing strategies to increase active and public transport
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC, TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
24 Apr 201805 Jun 201801 Jun 201831 May 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $54,952
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Trade
Agency Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Program Public Diplomacy including IRGP grants
Component COALAR 2019-20
CategoryPublic Diplomacy Open Competitive
PurposeGood livestock management and policies are crucial to maintaining economic stability, while addressing the challenges of climate change. Yet the policies and practices guiding the industry vary by region and nation. This project will hold three workshops. The workshops aim to assess how crop-livestock management practices impact regional farming performance under different climate change scenarios. Technologies, which will be used to assess the yield variability for diverse forage cropping systems, include existing model'scaling and remote'sensing techniques developed in Argentina (the most advanced biophysical models in the world). These assessments will take place in Argentina, Uruguay, and Australia. The workshops will also strengthen crop-livestock management skills for the three countries in different areas: systems modelling (Australia), remote'sensing system (Argentina), and livestock systems analysis (Uruguay). The project will be conducted collaboratively with livestock industry decision makers who will perform foresighting exercises to explore alternative futures. This will facilitate the development of forage crop regional management and preparation for environmental impacts.
ActivityModelling and remote-sensing crop livestock adaptation to climate change
Delivery Area Overseas ARGENTINA, URUGUAY
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 Nov 201929 Nov 201921 Nov 201901 Nov 2020 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $27,500
Address TAROONA 7053 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Agriculture and Water Resources
Agency Department of Agriculture
Program Admin International Market Access
Component Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA)
CategoryBusiness Development
PurposeOutcome 1 - More sustainable, productive, internationally competitive and profitable Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries through policies and initiatives.
ActivityUTAS Southern Rock Lobster Project
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 Jun 201912 Jul 201928 Jun 201930 Jun 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
BASS  $50,000,000
Address LAUNCESTON 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Supporting Science and Commercialisation
Component Antarctic Science Collaboration Initiative
CategoryScience Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeThe Antarctic Science Collaboration Initiative supports the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership (AAPP), which brings together leading Australian science agencies to better understand the role of the Antarctic region in the global climate system and the implications on marine ecosystems. Membership includes the Australian Antarctic Division, University of Tasmania, CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, Government of Tasmania and Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System. The research will underpin the delivery of improved projections of Australian and global climate, sea level rise, and marine living resources, providing decision-makers with the knowledge needed to anticipate and manage the impacts of climate change. It will also complement the Government's commitment to growing the Tasmanian economy through the Hobart City Deal, by securing Antarctic science jobs in Hobart. Resources: EL1 x 0.5 hr.
ActivityAustralian Antarctic Program Partnership (AAPP)
Delivery Area 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Mar 201912 Apr 201927 Mar 201907 Dec 2029 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $113,424
Address Sandy Bay 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Antarctica: Science, Policy and Presence
Component Australian Antarctic Science Program 2018-19
CategoryNatural Resources - Conservation and Protection Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe hidden zone at the base of ice sheets includes features such as sediment layers, that may be saturated or not, be frozen or not, and lie over bedrock of variable composition. These features help to control the past and present behaviour of the Antarctic ice sheets and how easily they slide over the rock beneath. We can make better decisions on the future impact of sea level rise if we understand how ice sheets change and whether this will occur gradually or suddenly. At present, predictions of ice sheet behaviour are limited by lack of detailed information on the ice sheet-bedrock interface zone. We address this information deficit through research that uses naturally occurring background seismic signals, recorded by rapidly deployed posthole instruments. We will use these signals to find sub-ice sediment thickness and character at key locations, and demonstrate a novel method that could have wide uptake by other Antarctic nations that work to understand global change.
ActivitySediments and saturation at the ice sheet-bedrock interface zone from passive seismology
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Sep 201905 Dec 201920 Nov 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $83,849
Address Sandy Bay 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Antarctica: Science, Policy and Presence
Component Australian Antarctic Science Program 2018-19
CategoryNatural Resources - Conservation and Protection Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe Indian Ocean contains numerous enigmatic topographic features, and some of the least understood are submarine ridges. Our expedition will focus on William's Ridge, part of Earth's second largest submarine plateau, the Kerguelen Plateau, and on the once adjoining Broken Ridge. We will acquire and analyse rock samples and geophysical data from these ridges to understand how they formed and evolved. Our research will resolve questions about the plate tectonics of the Indian Ocean, determine if William's Ridge is a continental sliver, help understand massive volcanism triggered by mantle hotspots, and potentially contribute to expanding Australia's sovereign undersea territory.
ActivityFormation of William's Ridge, Kerguelen Plateau: tectonics, and Australia's Extended Continental Shelf
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Sep 201909 Dec 201925 Nov 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $94,000
Address Sandy Bay 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Antarctica: Science, Policy and Presence
Component Australian Antarctic Science Program 2018-19
CategoryNatural Resources - Conservation and Protection Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe rearrangement of continents over geological timescales can open new connections between the Earth's major oceans. These oceanic seaways can dramatically influence patterns of ocean circulation and are implicated in the onset and expansion of glaciation at both poles. We will use a combination of plate tectonic, solid Earth and oceanographic modelling constrained by marine datasets to deliver a transformational change in understanding how opening seaways controlled the onset of major oceanographic currents, and influenced regional and global changes in climate millions of years ago. Unravelling the influence of seaway opening compared with declining CO2 in the onset of Antarctic and Northern hemisphere glaciation will enable more accurate future climate simulations.
ActivityOnset of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Sep 201917 Dec 201925 Nov 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $200,000
Address Sandy Bay 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Antarctica: Science, Policy and Presence
Component Australian Antarctic Science Program 2018-19
CategoryNatural Resources - Conservation and Protection Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeA key component of ecosystem monitoring programs that aim to support the maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem function is sound knowledge of species composition and food web linkages. This information provides a foundation for assessing ecosystem changes and can allow causal links to be clarified (e.g. interactions between marine predators and fishery resources). This project will develop a marine ecosystem monitoring framework using top predator scat DNA to assess species biodiversity in the Subantarctic. By simultaneously studying the diet of a range of predators, we will resolve food web linkages and investigate the use of quantitative models integrating DNA sequence datasets. Through the collection of baseline dietary data and new robust dietary information, we will provide a sound foundation for future monitoring programs to measure changes in species diversity and identify species that may be at risk from fishery engagement.
ActivityDiet of top level predators as an indicator of Southern Ocean ecosystem health: design and implementation of an effective genetic monitoring approach in the Subantarctic
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Sep 201918 Dec 201917 Dec 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $149,267
Address Sandy Bay 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Antarctica: Science, Policy and Presence
Component Australian Antarctic Science Program 2018-19
CategoryNatural Resources - Conservation and Protection Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide scientific information on the ecological impacts of climate change and other drivers on key components of the Southern Ocean ecosystem to facilitate evidence-based monitoring, management and policy decisions. We will use new statistical methods in ecology and combine them with existing, long-term datasets of demersal fish on the Kerguelen Plateau and zooplankton in East Antarctica. We will provide maps and new, quantitative knowledge on if, how (which species) and why (in response to which factors) these key Southern Ocean assemblages have changed in recent years and what they are likely to look like in the future. These maps will be combined with simulations to provide advice on zooplankton monitoring to track changes and measure the performance of spatial management into the future. This will significantly advance the scientific information available for planning and evaluating policy and management actions.
ActivityMapping, predicting and monitoring ecological change in the Southern Ocean
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Sep 201920 Dec 201919 Dec 201931 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $14,355
Address Sandy Bay 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Antarctica: Science, Policy and Presence
Component Australian Antarctic Science Program 2018-19
CategoryNatural Resources - Conservation and Protection Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMany Antarctic stations are built in coastal areas of high conservation significance, which can be compromised by a station's operations. At Casey, for example, there are earthworks, heavy machinery and logistical activities operating alongside some of the most well-developed and extensive plant communities on continental Antarctica. Legal obligations derived from the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty mean that conservation planning should be a key consideration of current and proposed Antarctic station operational projects. However, knowledge of what values need protecting and where is often lacking or unavailable to the relevant groups that plan operational activities. This project aims to develop a systematic conservation planning approach to provide usable information for station operators. A test case of Casey includes collating data on natural values, known human presence, risks, effects, and impacts, to provide operators with conservation tools.
ActivityConservation Planning for Antarctic Stations
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Sep 201920 Dec 201919 Dec 201931 Dec 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $117,020
Address Sandy Bay 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Antarctica: Science, Policy and Presence
Component Australian Antarctic Science Program 2018-19
CategoryNatural Resources - Conservation and Protection Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe Earth beneath Antarctica is not cold and static but highly dynamic. Its changing shape results from past and present changes in the amount of ice resting on it as well as forces internal to the Earth. These are very poorly understood in Antarctica, and in East Antarctica in particular. Understanding these processes requires a detailed understanding of the interior properties of the Earth and the history of ice loading changes from 20,000 years before present until today. Alternatively, by measuring present-day deformation using GPS, and inferring the properties of the Earth from seismology, we can obtain new information on past and present ice loading changes. This project will lengthen existing East Antarctic GPS and seismic records to determine deformation patterns, and their changes over time, and to estimate Earth's interior properties. These remain necessary for understanding Antarctica's contribution to past and present sea level change from altimetry and space gravimetry.
ActivityLong-term monitoring of solid Earth deformation and structure in East Antarctica
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Sep 201920 Dec 201925 Nov 201931 Dec 2024 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $22,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Agriculture and Water Resources
Agency Department of Agriculture
Program Dept Agricultural Resources
Component Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
CategoryFarming
PurposeSupport Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
ActivityA new tool for in-line and real-time grape juice assessments
Delivery Area Multiple National AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Nov 201804 Jul 201924 Jun 201901 Jun 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $545,563
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAims: We aim to develop new cell culture platforms to form defined networks of brain cells. These platforms will be used to determine the critical mechanisms underpinning central nervous system function. Significance: The devices developed will enable an unprecedented capacity to monitor changes throughout a network, with analysis at the level of the synapse, cell and circuit. Expected outcomes: We will advance knowledge regarding the function of the CNS and deliver complex human cellular systems, that have both discovery and commercial applications. Benefit: These platforms will have subsequent application revealing the mechanisms underlying numerous neurological diseases, with capacity to upscale for rapid drug screening.
ActivityMicrofluidic models of the CNS: Understanding cells, circuits & synapses
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $321,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAims: This project aims to discriminate between competing explanations for vegetation patterns in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area: (a) fire (the legacy of Aboriginal burning), or (b) soil. We will do this through a novel, transdisciplinary research program. Significance: The project expects to create new knowledge essential for achieving evidence-based fire management, as well as to advance a globally important ecological theory.Outcomes: Expected outcomes include significantly strengthened fire science and fire management capacity in Tasmania.Benefit: Benefits should include the protection of globally significant cultural, biological and landscape values that sustain the vibrant Tasmanian tourist economy.
ActivityDoes fire control vegetation in the Tasmanian World Heritage Area?
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $465,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to explore a unique niche in exoplanet detection: searches for cold planets down to Earth mass, including ice giants and rogue free-floating planets. Infrared cameras and adaptive optics on large telescopes will be used to make accurate measurements of cold planets in diverse galactic environments. These are significant because they are completely different from most known exoplanets, being far from their host stars and unique probes of planet formation theory. Expected outcomes are a greatly improved understanding of planet formation, and improved techniques for cold planet detection with gravitational microlensing. The project will strongly benefit the next generation space-based programs planned for the next decade.
ActivityThe Occurrence of Cold Planets in the Galaxy
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $213,210
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to tell a global story about extinction as a human problem, by reconstructing the individual biographies of a selection of thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) specimens. Through transforming these specimens into grieveable lives the project expects to facilitate scholarly and public engagement with the cultural history of extinction, advancing the foundation for a sustainable and informed response that may help prevent further extinctions. In bringing together the zoo and the museum as key sites for the development of public environmental sentiment, this project has the potential to generate new and globally-relevant resources for engaging with conservation and extinction, through these institutions and beyond.
ActivityBeyond Extinction: Reconstructing the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) Archive
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $366,310
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis collaborative project aims to improve our understanding of how movements are rapidly cancelled, or reprogrammed, based on visual cues. Using innovative computational models, non-invasive brain stimulation and recordings of muscle activity, the project aims to elucidate how our brains anticipate the possibility of having to cancel planned actions, and how this changes as a function of healthy ageing. The outcomes are expected to assist in the design of neuromorphic technologies that mimic human brain function. The generated knowledge may also inform future research aimed at maintaining cognitive and motor function in the ageing workforce and treating conditions in which inhibitory control is compromised.
ActivityHow do we cancel or modify movements?
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $578,043
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to shed light on how insect odorant receptors function by using comparative genomic studies between the genetic model insect Drosophila melanogaster and a pest species, the Australian sheep blowfly. This project expects to generate knowledge of how specific chemicals activate specific receptors in order to excite sensory neurons and drive behaviour, which is not well understood. Expected outcomes include increased understanding of olfaction in insects, increased national and international collaboration, and outstanding graduate student training. This research will be of significant future benefit in deriving methods to modify the behaviour of insects of agricultural or medical importance, for example the sheep blowfly.
ActivityFunction and evolution of insect odorant receptors
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $350,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe aim is to discover if rising levels of oceanic carbon dioxide will offset negative effects of ocean warming on seaweeds, using targeted physiological experiments together with novel molecular diagnostics. Seaweeds create habitats and food for shellfish and fish, and play a crucial role in long term ‘blue carbon' storage. They are predicted to benefit from future carbon dioxide enrichment, but to test this forecast requires a detailed understanding of the mechanisms used by seaweeds to acquire dissolved inorganic carbon. The expected outcome is robust predictions of how the primary productivity of coastal waters will respond to future high carbon dioxide conditions, enabling human adaptation to environmental change.
ActivitySeaweed forests of the future: responses to ocean acidification and warming
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $275,703
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate emerging relationships between women and alcohol in Australian sport. We will examine the meanings that drinking may have for sportswomen and female fans, and identify new theoretical frameworks for rethinking drinking, gender and sport. In the context of public and policy debates about the risks and social impacts of alcohol consumption, we expect to generate significant new knowledge outcomes. These include a world first research corpus of direct relevance for sports administrators and policy-makers, who are currently grappling with the costs and consequences of alcohol use in licensing and legislation, as well as in marketing, sponsorship and promotion of sport to women.
ActivityA Game Changer? Alcohol and Women's Sport in Australia
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $409,121
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeSex-determination controls the largest variation within animals—the division into males and females. While the different systems of sex-determination—involving genetic or environmental control—are fairly well understood, transitions between these systems remain enigmatic in evolutionary biology. This project aims to address this gap by revealing the molecular change required to transition between systems, using one of only two known lizard species exhibiting both genetic and temperature control of sex. This knowledge will have important implications for species conservation, facilitating predictions of highly biased sex ratios under climate change, plus potential commercial applications for species where production of one sex is favoured.
ActivityTransitions between modes of sex-determination in a changing world
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $296,113
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeEyewitness identification error is common and costly. This project aims to improve the quality of information provided by eyewitnesses, and the ability of police officers and triers of fact (e.g., juries, judges) to evaluate this information. Laboratory investigations will determine how best to test memory and confidence to achieve this aim. A new class of cognitive models will provide a unified account of response accuracy, response time, and confidence, suitable for application to computerized testing scenarios. The models and testing methods validated in the laboratory will be refined for application in eyewitness memory settings, facilitating better evaluation of identification evidence, and potentially reducing wrongful convictions.
ActivityImproving the diagnosticity of eyewitness memory choices
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $575,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis research aims to identify constructive strategies to manage religious freedom and LGBT+ rights in religiously affiliated workplaces in education, health care, and social welfare. The project will carefully describe workplace experiences, religious beliefs, and current legislation associated with religious freedom and LGBT+ rights. It will evaluate different policies and managerial practices in terms of their impact on religious practitioners and LGBT+ workers. The research combines systematic empirical research with legal and philosophical analysis. It will produce findings that policy makers and religiously affiliated social service providers can immediately use to guide their responses to religious freedom and LGBT+ rights.
ActivityReligious freedom, LGBT+ employees, and the right to discriminate
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $400,661
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explore the fundamentals of 3D printing glass and multi-level porosity structures. 3D printing of plastics and metals fails to realise low-cost, robust, transparent, and biocompatible devices. The advent of glass and ceramic 3D printing can overcome these limitations. Moreover, multi-level porosity structures are becoming vital to the advancement of various fields, such as energy, health, and environmental. Expected outcomes of the project would include the development of more sustainable glass and ceramic manufacturing procedure and new high-performance multi-level porosity devices. The project should provide significant benefits by addressing four science and research priorities of Australia.
Activity3D printing of multi-level porosity glass
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $395,945
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to investigate intractable intergenerational disadvantage by critically examining policy and practice in relation to so-called problem families. It expects to generate new knowledge for social work, policy and welfare by documenting how problem families are understood and managed through the key areas of data linkage, priority investment, income management and family support, and how these areas might be shaped by emerging fields including data analytics and epigenetics. Expected outcomes include greater practitioner capacity to engage with the implications of intergenerational disadvantage and dysfunction. This should provide significant benefits including more effective interventions and a richer evidence base for policy.
ActivityProblem families in the 21st century: policy, practice, outcomes
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $427,067
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify genes that control plant responses to low air humidity, which enhance drought survival by restricting water loss. Most plant water loss occurs through pores called stomata. This project expects to identify the genes that close stomata within minutes of decreased humidity by determining the molecular changes that occur over this timeframe and testing candidate genes for a critical role. Diverse land plant models will be examined to ensure broad applicability of results. A major expected outcome is new knowledge of genes that minimise plant water loss, which would ultimately benefit plant-based industries through new targets for breeding improved, drought-adapted varieties for food security in a drying climate.
ActivityThe quick and the dead: identifying mechanisms for plant drought survival
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $426,718
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will test in the laboratory and the field, when and where ocean warming will exceed the thermal limits of marine species and why certain species show greater sensitivity to warming temperatures than others. This project expects to generate robust estimates about how temperature sensitivity varies between populations across species' ranges and identify the ecological implications for habitat loss in areas where thermal limits differ between key species. Expected outcomes include an enhanced capacity to detect when and where vulnerability hotspots will emerge that could jeopardise the immense social, ecological, and economic value of Australia's temperate reefs, next to which 70% of Australians live, along 8,000 km of coastline.
ActivityWhen and where are temperate reef communities vulnerable to ocean warming?
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $415,266
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe 2016 sudden decline of Antarctic sea ice after decades of growth took the research community by surprise. Leveraging international collaborations, this interdisciplinary project aims to solve the puzzle of Antarctic sea ice, by assessing the ocean's role using key observations collected with state-of-the-art technology. Expected outcomes include a better understanding of why Antarctic sea ice is changing, impacts on sea ice ecosystems, and improved predictions of future changes. This project addresses knowledge gaps identified by the global climate community. It will strategically position Australia with new expertise and essential context to understand changing dynamics in a region that regulates global weather and climate.
ActivityOcean mixing under Antarctic sea ice: a missing climate link
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $20,000
Address HOBART 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Supporting Science and Commercialisation
Component Science for Australia's Future - Inspiring Australia
CategoryScientific Research Open Competitive
PurposeA geologist who blasts rocks with lasers, a brainy researcher studying our super senses, Tasmania's own BugGirl, and an Antarctic expeditioner with a passion for Pokemon.These are just a few of our Young Tassie Scientists early career researchers who become the state's ambassadors for National Science Week. New recruits go through science communication bootcamp, then go out to share their science stories through hands-on presentations at one hundred schools and events around Tasmania, from Swansea to Strahan, and Franklin to Flinders Island.
ActivityYoung Tassie Scientists - Local Scientis ts Across Our Island
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201707 Mar 201828 Feb 201828 Apr 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $5,000,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to build knowledge to establish the world's first sustainable onshore lobster aquaculture industry focused on commercial, sustainable and socially responsible lobster production from hatchery to market. The project will investigate novel systems engineering, specialised feed manufacture, determination and modification of seedstock quality, new frontiers in seedstock transport, all within an informed environmental and marketing framework. The project will provide alternate solutions for lobster culture in bio'secure and cost effective onshore systems. The outcomes are targeted at positioning Australia at the forefront of onshore lobster aquaculture, with opportunity for technology transfer to other aquaculture sectors.
ActivityARC Research Hub for Sustainable Onshore Lobster Aquaculture
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
18 Aug 201920 Aug 201918 Aug 201931 Dec 2023 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $886,578
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component ARC Future Fellowships
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to collect and apply standardised underwater data on fishes, invertebrates and plants in an unprecedented global analysis of decadal change in rocky and coral reef ecosystems. Outcomes will include validation of global models of ocean warming and understanding of poorly known ecological impacts of recreational fisheries. A suite of data-informed recommendations developed through engagement across management, science and public sectors will benefit Australians by enabling improved sustainability of resource use. International benefits will propagate through increased data access, improvements in predictive models and the evidence base required for large'scale biodiversity-related policy reform.
ActivityTackling marine conservation issues at national and global scales
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 Oct 201922 Oct 201917 Oct 201930 Jun 2023 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $917,463
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component ARC Future Fellowships
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will evaluate how the Antarctica's great thaw may fertilise the Southern Ocean with iron and help mitigate carbon dioxide emissions now and in the future. The Southern Ocean is anaemic, meaning that the iron levels are too low to sustain photosynthesis, a pathway by which the oceans transform carbon dioxide into carbon-rich sediments. There is evidence that melting ice may supply substantial amount of iron, capable of boosting marine life and removing carbon dioxide. As polar regions show the earliest and most severe impacts of anthropogenic activity, studying ice-ocean interactions is central to supporting national and international policy development that can effectively limit the worst impacts of climate change globally.
ActivityOcean fertilisation: a positive effect from Antarctica-s great thaw-
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 Oct 201922 Oct 201917 Oct 201930 Jun 2023 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $775,870
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component ARC Future Fellowships
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeIntensified forestry to meet rising demand for timber is placing biodiversity at risk. The aim of this project is to develop and field-test a novel framework to reconcile forest conservation with production. The project seeks to resolve whether intensive forestry coupled with a large reserve network produces better biodiversity outcomes than less intensive forestry with fewer reserves. I will integrate abundances of plant and animal species with forest industry timber yield data in a uniquely suited landscape. Survey results will be synthesised with global data on biodiversity responses to forestry. This research will benefit the forest industry by providing guidelines that improve conservation outcomes while maintaining timber yield.
ActivityConserving biodiversity in timber production forests
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 Oct 201922 Oct 201917 Oct 201930 Jun 2023 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $327,192
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Early Career Fellowships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeOsteoarthritis (OA) is a highly heterogeneous condition. The current -one size fits all- approach to OA management is not working. This research program consists of five studies (four fully-funded) to identify OA clinical subgroups and to develop tailored treatments for selected OA patients. By doing so, it will lead to the development of effective treatments, improvements in patients- outcomes and substantial healthcare costs saving.
ActivityGNT1157535 | Improving Outcomes in Osteoarthritis: Developing Tailored Treatments to Specific Subsets of Patients with Osteoarthritis
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201809 Oct 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $327,192
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Early Career Fellowships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis unique program of research will test the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation for improving bone density in children with vitamin D deficiency. It will also identify early life and midlife modifiable risk factors for important musculoskeletal health outcomes, such as low bone density, muscle weakness and falls. This information will have the potential to help delay the onset of osteoporosis and reduce the risk of fractures in later life by intervening at an early stage of life.
ActivityGNT1158661 | Early life strategies for improving fracture risk factors throughout life
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201809 Oct 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $499,824
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to develop new innovative image analysis techniques to reconstruct the architecture of the volcanic host at four highly prospective hydrothermal-magmatic ore deposits, and investigate the properties of rocks that favour high-grade ore mineralisation. Expected outcomes of this project include next-generation automated techniques for volcanic facies analysis, and predictions of where hydrothermal alteration is most prospective for mineralisation. Both outcomes are relevant to the discovery of volcanic-hosted mineralisation globally. This project will provide significant benefit to the Australian mining industry by diversifying ore exploration strategies in the Australian crust, and will train the next generation of explorers.
ActivityExploration targeting from next-generation volcanic facies reconstruction
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Nov 201905 Dec 201915 Nov 201930 Jun 2022 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $300,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explain evolution of immune capabilities in response to disease threats in the wild by assessing the immune adaptive capabilities of Tasmanian devils in response to facial tumour disease. It plans to determine how the expression of immune genes differs between wild and captive populations. The project will combine immunology, epidemiology and evolutionary biology, to understand the role of host genetic and phenotypic adaptations to disease threats. The project will assist in the development of diagnostic tools for managing this and other threatened species and for screening disease resistance markers across wild and captive insurance populations.
ActivityNatural selection and the Tasmanian devil
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201826 Apr 201925 Apr 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $583,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address critical knowledge gaps in Antarctic science by engaging Australian scientists with the Australian aerospace industry to advance world-first high altitude scientific observations from a long-range stratospheric glider. The higher sensor resolution and adaptive mission planning of the glider at 20km altitude offers dramatic benefits over existing satellite platforms. The project will develop the sensor payload of the glider, targeting research into Antarctic sea ice, atmospheric processes and seal populations. The project will build Australia's research and innovation capacity through support for new collaboration between Australia's Antarctic scientists, geospatial specialists and remote'sensing platform developers.
ActivityAdvancing Antarctic science with a new high altitude platform capability
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201824 May 201923 May 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $274,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to remove the need for energy storage in micro-grids via adoption of synthetic storage. Micro-grids encounter high renewable energy penetrations early, given their small size. Typically, micro-grid variability is managed with technologies such as energy storage. Synthetic storage involves replacing fixed speed diesel assets with variable speed diesel technology. This project offers a cost-effective way to improve renewable penetration and reduce diesel fuel consumption in micro-grids by removing the need for expensive energy storage. The expected project outcomes include reductions in cost and complexity for high renewable energy penetration micro-grids, reduced emissions and improved micro-grid reliability.
ActivitySynthetic storage for improving flexibility and security of micro-grids
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $460,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a monitoring system to remotely measure ship motions, loads and ride control activity under commercial operations. Data will be analysed using advanced statistical methods to inform evidence-based design to improve both structural efficiency and passenger comfort. The research will impact on design rules used worldwide, reducing weight and increasing payload and transport efficiency for this class of vessel. A "Smart- semi-autonomous interface will be developed to provide on-board seakeeping guidance to the ship captain. This technology will have significant benefits such as increased ship safety, vessel longevity and improving passenger comfort for all types of vessels worldwide including high'speed catamarans.
ActivityRemote sensing to improve structural efficiency of high-speed catamarans
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Jun 201819 Jun 201801 Jan 201901 Jan 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
BASS  $424,238
Address LAUNCESTON 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Supporting Science and Commercialisation
Component Science for Australia's Future - Inspiring Australia
CategoryScience
PurposeThe purpose of the Grant is to contribute to the objectives of the Inspiring Australia - Science Engagement Programme through support for science engagement activities in Tasmania.
ActivityEmploy and host an IA Manager in Tasmania to improve science engagement activity
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
14 Jan 201920 Mar 201906 Mar 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $683,292
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeExcessive growth of blood vessels in the eye causes loss of vision and can only be treated with painful and frequent injections of medicine into the eye, which might be dangerous in the long-term. Advances in tunable gene therapy provide a safer and less invasive alternative to conventional drug injections. Such a novel approach in health practices could revolutionise ophthalmic care by making treatment by needles obsolete.
ActivityLosing the needle: Using eye drop-based switchable gene therapy as a non-invasive controlled intervention in neovascular blindness
Delivery Area Multiple VIC, TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $1,011,132
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePaediatric cataract causes blindness in children. Genetic testing is important for accurate diagnosis but many patients do not have mutations in known genes. Our research aims to identify all the genes that cause this disease so that we can design a genetic test that is as informative as possible for all patients. We will look for genetic mutations in families with paediatric cataract that are part of our large DNA repository as well as explore the role of the genes in a zebrafish model.
ActivityIdentifying the Genetic Causes and Modifiers of Paediatric Cataract
Delivery Area Multiple VIC, TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $496,955
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeDisorders of learning and memory formation are devasting to patients and sufferers. Understanding how memory is formed at cellular level is essential for developing effective treatments. Neurotrophins are small peptides that are critical for memory formation. We have developed new light-controlled tools that can simulate the actions of neurotrophins. We will utilise these tools to investigate how neurotrophin modulate learning and memory formation.
ActivityShining light on the role of neurotrophin/Trk receptor signalling in synaptic plasticity and memory formation
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $536,848
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeGlia are cells that protect, nourish and insulate neurons within the brain; but can also turn into glioma, the major form of brain cancer in humans. In order to understand why glia can become cancerous, this project will profile the packaging of DNA within healthy glia and ask how this packaging changes during cancer formation.
ActivityThere and back again: understanding the epigenetic remodelling that turns glia into glioma
Delivery Area Multiple ACT, TAS, Overseas AUSTRALIA, FRANCE
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $597,651
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeNerve cells communicate through messages sent along axons. Axon loss in neurodegenerative disease prevents communication, resulting in symptoms such as loss of movement or memory. We will investigate whether the nervous systems programmed axon removal pathways are abnormally activated in disease or whether they function to protect the nervous system from in-proper function. This will have consequences for our treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and motor-neuron disease.
ActivityWhy do we have SARM 1 protein if knocking it out prevents axons degenerating?
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $5,000,000
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Synergy Grants
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeWe are bad at preventing strokes and by 2050 the number of strokes per year will double to 130,000. We have developed a research program to drive these numbers down by improving our understanding of who will have a stroke, developing new ways to reduce the risk of stroke and national surveillance of stroke. We will achieve our aim of reducing the incidence of stroke through collaboration across epidemiology, health services, and clinical care.
ActivitySynergies TO Prevent stroke - STOPstroke
Delivery Area Multiple VIC, SA, WA, TAS, Overseas AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2024 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $823,982
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePreterm infants regularly have pauses in respiration and airway obstruction during their stay in the neonatal intensive care unit. Such events are difficult to detect and almost impossible to predict. In a clinical study in preterm infants less than30 weeks gestation, we will examine whether machine-learning software can predict impending pauses in respiration, and whether a combination of innovative monitoring tools can improve the detection of pauses in breathing, and/or airway obstruction.
ActivityPrediction and detection of apnoea in preterm infants
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201920 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $2,400,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health policy Research and Analysis
Component Keeping Australians Out of Hospital
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeKeeping Australians Out of Hospital
ActivityKeeping Australians Out of Hospital
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Mar 201916 Apr 201927 Mar 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $25,000
Address Private Bag 51 7001 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Department of Education and Training
Program Higher Education Support
Component 2.3 Higher Education Support
CategoryHigher Education Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeThis grant is to assist universities with the cost of systems changes associated with implementing the Government's tranparency in higher education expenditure data collection
ActivityTransparency in higher education expenditure - contribution towards university systems change costs
Delivery Area 7001 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Feb 201825 Jun 201805 Jun 201830 Jun 2018 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
BASS  $52,483
Address LAUNCESTON 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2067 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
11 Aug 201721 Feb 201814 Feb 201820 May 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $458,608
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis proposal aims to determine the role of fundamental epigenetic mechanisms in the process of aging and whether modulation of the epi-genome underpins an improvement in cognitive function. It combines the fields of epigenetics, neurosciences and mathematics to delineate the dynamics of DNA methylation and histone modification marking on the transcriptome during normal, healthy aging. The outcomes will provide significant new knowledge of the variable cognitive decline that occurs in healthy aging and why some populations age less successfully than others do. Better understanding of the impact of environmental change on the biology of aging has potential community benefits.
ActivityTurning back the clock on brain cell aging
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $159,450
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a calibration facility for the radiometric and spectral correction of hyperspectral and thermal sensors for ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing. Sensor calibration and characterisation is critical to the accuracy of hyperspectral and thermal data products, however, there is no central facility in Australia for this purpose. This project will provide significant benefits, such as growing our capacity in ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing for ecosystem science, biosecurity, and disaster response.
ActivitySensor calibration facility for spectral and thermal remote sensing
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201821 Mar 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $350,790
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish an advanced, multi-purpose mass spectrometry platform for high-throughput and targeted biomolecular analysis, including proteomics and metabolomics. The purpose of the project is to provide a centralised state-of-the-art facility that supports research programs in plant science, agricultural research, food safety, animal and human health research and separation science. Potential benefits from the project include increased agricultural productivity and food security, improved knowledge of age and injury-related changes in neurophysiology, helping to prevent the extinction of iconic Tasmanian wildlife and the development of advanced micro-electroseparation technologies.
ActivityAdvanced high resolution biomolecular analysis facility for Tasmania
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2018 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $191,340
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to collate, digitise and make the Bush Collection available as an online open access database and special collection at the University of Tasmania. The Bush Collection is a private, historic collection of documents from Antarctic treaty negotiations, gathered over a thirty year period by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs lawyer, Mr William Bush. This project will make the collection publically available for researchers by creating an online open access database that will provide a resource of primary data for Antarctic scholars. The database will facilitate a new era of research on historical and current issues in Antarctic governance within both Australian and oversees universities.
ActivityCreating a unique open access database on antarctic law and governance
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Oct 201831 Dec 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $365,058
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to build state-of-the-art mathematical models for movement processes of high conservation-value Antarctic penguins, seals, and whales. This will generate new capacity to predict the likelihood of changes in sea ice and ocean dynamics impacting important forage migration pathways. These outcomes address knowledge gaps highlighted in climate reporting on Polar Regions and will strategically position Australia to create a forward-looking context for conservation management efforts under international treaty commitments.
ActivityMathematical models for Antarctic animal migrations in a changing climate
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201828 Feb 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $365,058
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a single'shot vaccine for the Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease. The disease is an enigma because the transmissible tumours are simultaneously cancer, infections, and genetically mismatched tissue grafts. This project will focus on immune molecules that are revolutionising human oncology, and will develop techniques to understand and systematically test the function of these key molecules in Tasmanian devils. Understanding the role of these immune molecules will accelerate development of a vaccine to help save the devil and has the potential to shed light on general principles relating to how the immune system balances tolerance and immunity.
ActivityTipping the balance from tolerance to immunity for the devil facial tumour
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $414,062
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to implement the completely new concept of observing artificial satellites with radio telescopes, realising a so-called space tie. Understanding Earth's changing shape requires measurements with a stability of 0.1 mm per year. Today, geodetic earth observations are used to realise reference points with a precision of five to ten times larger. Using the unique Australian ground infrastructure, current observational and operational problems shall be overcome. The intended outcome is to improve the coordinate system of the Earth, which is the basis for a better understanding of Earth serving to fulfil scientific as well as societal demands.
ActivityAchieving millimetre geodesy with space tie satellites
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201801 Jun 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $417,684
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to explore the impact of solitary confinement on the health and well-being of 72,500 convicts transported to Australia between 1817 and 1853. It will do so by linking detailed life course histories for these men and women to psychiatric admission data for Tasmanian 19th century institutions. The project results will inform policy as well as increasing on-line access to Australia's UNESCO Memory of the World registered convict records. The project outcomes will help to contextualise the risks associated with different types and rates of solitary confinement exposure.
ActivityThe impact of solitary confinement on convicts, 1817-1853
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201826 Jul 201825 Jul 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $402,607
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeRobust indicators are central to the complex problem of conserving vegetation biodiversity. The project aims to address this by developing advanced techniques for interpreting data from ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing of essential indicators in Australian biodiversity hotspots. The expected benefit is to significantly advance international efforts in the large'scale validation of biodiversity indicators mapped from satellites.
ActivityUltrahigh-resolution remote sensing for assessing biodiversity hotspots
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201824 May 201824 Apr 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $238,806
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project expects to fundamentally advance analysis and manipulation of root exudation, determine influence of rhizosphere microbiota on exudation, molecular responses to resting spore stimulation and to develop novel disease controls. Expected outcomes of this project include the demonstrated potential of novel disease mitigation and student training in innovative approaches to plant pathology and analytical chemistry. This should provide significant benefits, such as effective disease management tools.
ActivityManipulating plant root exudation for soil-borne disease control
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201813 Jun 201812 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $338,609
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve public good outcomes from private protected areas in Australia. Nature conservation on private land is being pioneered by Indigenous and other communities, landholders, governments, philanthropists and businesses. An innovative and interdisciplinary research design across diverse cases will provide knowledge of social drivers, impacts and future pathways for private protected areas. This will provide evidence that can guide policy and governance to integrate nature conservation and social justice outcomes, and enhance the sustainability of benefits from private lands.
ActivityOwning nature: mapping the contested country of private protected areas
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201815 May 201814 May 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $424,197
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe project aims to analyse how the circadian clock provides adaptive advantages in legumes and cereals, two major crop groups of global importance. The project expects to produce new fundamental knowledge about how the clock in these crops coordinates their development, physiology, and metabolism in response to environmental cues. The anticipated outcome is a better understanding of key similarities and differences in clock functions in different species. Another is knowledge of how the ancient clock gene variants still in use today may limit the current or future performance of those crops. This will provide significant benefits, such as to improve productivity of crop plants in diverse and changing environments.
ActivityClocks in crops: exploring the role of circadian rhythms in crop adaptation
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $416,584
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a suite of self-assembled amphiphilic molecules to form distinctive materials for analytical chemistry. The cost-effective, easy to prepare, selective and environmentally benign materials will be for non-volatile bioactive and chiral molecular targets that are commonly encountered every day or are difficult to study. The project will open a new research area and will further uplift the international standing of Australia in the field. The project will provide a high level of training and expertise for Australia-based chemists.
ActivitySelf-assembled phases as effective and selective materials for analysis
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201815 Mar 201801 Oct 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $300,985
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to answer the question of how family life evolved. Humans and many animals live in stable family groups because of the benefits of cooperation. Surprisingly, we have a very poor understanding of how family living initially evolved. This project will experimentally determine how simple responses to environmental change have driven the evolution of family living and thereby refine theories for understanding social evolution more generally. This information will be useful to environmental policy makers that need to consider the role of environmental change in managing and conserving viable populations.
ActivityPlasticity and the origins of family
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201801 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $385,650
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine how the Southern Ocean responds to abrupt climate change, through geochemical analysis of marine sediment cores. Rapid warming events of the last ice age provide an analogue to human-caused warming. Experiments using ocean climate models will evaluate the drivers and consequences of the biogeochemical response of different sectors and zones of the Southern Ocean. The intended outcome is a better understanding of how and why climate change impacts ocean productivity in the ecologically significant Southern Ocean. This will lead to better representations of carbon feedbacks in climate models and more robust projections of future climate change.
ActivityThe Southern Ocean's response to abrupt climate change
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201813 Jun 201812 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $446,340
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the evolution of oceanic seaways formed during separation of tectonic plates (such as Australia and Antarctica). The seaways that form are key components modulating the global ocean circulation system and are implicated in major glacial expansion events. This project aims to unravel their role relative to other drivers for example carbon dioxide (CO2). Unravelling the influence of seaway opening compared with declining CO2 in the onset of Antarctic and Northern hemisphere glaciation will enable more accurate future climate simulations. The project will also give international exposure and training to the next generation of numerically adept geoscientists and oceanographers.
ActivityHow the complexity of continental breakup controls ocean circulation
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201814 Jul 201814 Jul 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $338,178
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to apply advanced mathematical tools to improve our understanding of bacterial evolution. Bacteria account for as much total Earth biomass as all plant species put together, and have an unparalleled ability to evolve quickly and adapt to changing environments. Unfortunately, the existing mathematical models used to model bacterial evolution are generally computationally intractable. This project will rectify this situation by using representation theory to transform combinatorial group theory into linear algebra, allowing for the application of advanced methods of numeric approximation. This will provide a better understanding of how bacteria evolve and improve our ability to manage their impact.
ActivityAn efficient approach to the computation of bacterial evolutionary distance
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 May 201830 Apr 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $943,290
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to study Antarctic polynyas, an important, but poorly observed marine habitat, which profoundly influence the global climate. The major water masses of the world's oceans are formed there, making a large contribution to the ocean heat and carbon dioxide uptake. This study will collect data on ocean properties to 2000m from polynyas in eastern Antarctica throughout the Antarctic winter. The outcomes will be the provision of data of critical importance to oceanographic and climate studies.
ActivityThe role of Eastern Antarctic polynyas in global ocean circulation
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201814 Jul 201813 Jul 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $447,748
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to make Australia safer through identifying constructive responses to religious diversity as incidents of discrimination and violence on the basis of religion are escalating. Programs that respond to religious diversity in local institutions are key to preventing social dislocation and violence. This project will identify strategies for responding to religious diversity in the institutions of education, policing, migration, and in legislation. It will evaluate the outcomes of these strategies in terms of their contribution to social cohesion and the prevention of violence. Significant benefit to the communities and organisations include providing practical strategies they can immediately use to make Australia safer.
ActivityReligious diversity in Australia: strategies to maintain social cohesion
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201813 Jun 201813 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $487,460
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify the brain circuits that receive new insulation and characterise the molecular mediators of this process. This project will apply innovative technologies to understand how the nervous system remains adaptable throughout life. This new knowledge, of the cellular mechanisms that allow brain circuits to remain adaptable throughout life, may have application in the development of interventions aimed at improving educational outcomes or counteracting age-related memory decline. Potential future benefits include facilitating the development of drugs to circumvent memory loss resulting from brain diseases, and improving the design of neuromorphic hardware for computing.
ActivityHow do myelinating cells alter brain circuits to facilitate learning-
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201814 Jul 201813 Jul 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $628,576
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to comprehensively map the regulatory pathways that innovative health technologies must navigate from the laboratory to the clinic, and to identify areas of over and under regulation. Pathways for innovative procedures, medicines and devices will be analysed in three cutting edge case studies - genome editing, biologic medicines and bio-printing - with particular focus on therapeutic goods registration and patents. Doctrinal, qualitative and iterative research methods will be used. The primary intended outcome is a set of recommendations to assist policy makers in ensuring consistency of regulatory policy and practice, thereby supporting innovation and safe clinical translation, for the benefit of all Australians.
ActivityReforming the regulatory environment for innovative health technologies
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201814 Jun 201814 Jun 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $416,584
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to use new Australian infrastructure to make the most accurate distance measurements to date in the southern Milky Way, completing the three-dimensional picture of our Galaxy. Australia's international standing in astronomy has led to it being one of the host countries for the square kilometre array project, which will bring significant economic and technological benefits to the country. This project builds upon Australia's astronomical expertise and will provide the most accurate picture to date of the Milky Way. Astronomy provides unique opportunities for engaging the community in discussions of science and society and inspires students to study STEM subjects.
ActivityThe scale and structure of the Milky Way
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $381,855
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the lack of knowledge about how high-value organic molecules are formed in gold-catalysed reactions by advancing a novel mode of catalysis. This project expects to generate new knowledge about these gold-catalysed reactions using an innovative, interdisciplinary approach incorporating computational and synthetic techniques. Expected outcomes of this project include the optimisation and development of important organic reactions and enhancing collaboration nationally and internationally between computational and synthetic chemists. This should provide significant benefits in the form of improved chemical reactions for chemists to prepare new pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and materials.
ActivityA Midas touch for electrophiles in new reaction development
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201806 Jun 201805 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $303,931
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify the immune escape mechanisms that the transmissible cancers, Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) use to avoid being killed by the immune system. Since the discovery of the second transmissible cancer (DFT2) mystery surrounds whether the devils immune system can respond to this cancer, hence this project will investigate the immune response to DFT2. The final aims are to develop a vaccine with the potential to protect healthy devils and cure devils with DFTD.
ActivityImmunisation to protect against transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201814 Jul 201813 Jul 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $317,329
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to extend stochastic modelling techniques in order to develop mathematically rigorous and biologically relevant models for the evolution of gene families. The project expects to model evolutionary processes such as gene retention, duplication and loss, and the generation of new gene functions. The duplication and subsequent re-purposing of genes is thought to be a key mechanism for generating evolutionary novelty. By applying these models to genome data, the project expects to be able to quantify the importance of these different evolutionary mechanisms. The project will strengthen collaborative links between researchers in stochastic modelling and molecular evolutionary biology.
ActivityCreating new stochastic models to understand the evolution of gene families
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jul 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $614,454
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide recommendations for best practice regulation and governance of genomic data sharing in Australia. Sharing of genomic data is essential to biomedical research and clinical practice. Scenarios will be used to map legal and quasi legal facilitators issues including barriers to sharing, and to assess their role in promoting public trust, using evidence-based processes and law reform methodology. Developing more effective and efficient regulation of genomic data sharing will promote public trust and encourage broader data sharing, facilitating scientific progress and delivery of precision medicine.
ActivityGenomic data sharing: issues in law, research ethics and society
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $365,940
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to analyse the factors which influence the tax strategies of large multi-national corporations, and explain variations in behaviour between firms and industry sectors. Identifying reforms that exert the greatest influence over corporate behaviour will enable reforms which refine and improve the efficacy of international tax regimes. The expected outcomes will provide an evidence base for policy makers to evaluate and refine corporate tax reform initiatives.
ActivityCatching capital: Understanding and influencing corporate tax strategy
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201826 Jul 201825 Jul 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
BASS  $40,000
Address LAUNCESTON 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 7248 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201813 Nov 201809 Nov 201803 Nov 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
BASS  $32,862
Address LAUNCESTON 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 6005 WA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
08 Jul 201919 Aug 201916 Aug 201913 Mar 2020 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $263,000
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to use a new vascular approach to develop a quantitative stress tolerance framework for the crop species pyrethrum, defining the risks to plant production of water, heat and frost stress. Using novel optical and x-ray technology, this project seeks to pinpoint damaging stress thresholds and combine this knowledge with crop monitoring technology in a way that will allow crop managers to avoid damaging stress events. The intended outcome is to enable the pyrethrum industry, and ultimately a diversity of crop managers, to better utilise new advances in monitoring technology to maximise the benefits of irrigation such that yields are high relative to water use and damage by stress is avoided. Immediate beneficiaries will be the pyrethrum industry, but the research will provide a model, applicable to the multitude of irrigated crops in Australia.
ActivityFinding damage thresholds in pyrethrum to optimise crop profitability
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Dec 201720 Feb 201810 Jul 201809 Jul 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA ANTARCTIC CLIMATE AND ECOSYSTEMS ACE CRC
Clark  $42,500
Address Hobart 7001 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Reducing Australia's Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Component One-off / Ad hoc
CategoryClimate Change
PurposeTo support the participation of leading Australian experts in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change processes.
ActivityIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report - Dr Catia Domingues, Dr Rebecca Harris and Professor Nathan Bindoff (University of Tasmania, ACE CRC)
Delivery Area 7001 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
06 Nov 201818 Dec 201813 Dec 201831 Oct 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $22,500
Address Hobart 7001 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Reducing Australia's Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Component One-off / Ad Hoc
CategoryClimate Change
PurposeTo support the participation of leading Australian experts in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change processes.
ActivityIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report - Professor Gretta Pecl (University of Tasmania)
Delivery Area 7001 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
06 Nov 201805 Feb 201910 Jan 201931 Oct 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $178,117
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeOur goal is the development of feasible in situ control of sarcoptic mange in wombat populations. Globally important, the Sarcoptes scabiei mite infects >100 mammal species and is among the 50 most common human diseases, causing health, welfare and population impacts. This infection is treatable, and we will test a new treatment (fluralaner), develop new models to guide management, and conduct replicated field trials. This will enable science-based guidelines, advancing disease control, local eradication, and regulatory approval for wombats. Our research framework is adaptable to other mange-impacted species, and advance methods and theory for control of treatable disease in wildlife.
ActivityDeveloping feasible in situ control of mange disease in wombats
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Jul 201909 Jul 201905 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $5,500
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Prime Minister and Cabinet
Agency Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Program Culture and Capability
Component Culture and Capability
CategoryIndigenous Arts and Culture Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeStrategic activities to support Indigenous Australians to maintain their culture, participate equally in the economic and social life of the nation and that Indigenous organisations are capable of delivering quality services to their clients.
ActivityDark MOFO Winter Feast 2018 TAS Aborignal Cultural Catch & Tasting
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Jul 201718 Jun 201801 May 201831 Jul 2018 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $401,629
Address SANDY BAY 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the threats posed by deer to the unique sensitive environments in Tasmania, especially in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It will analyse the current and potential distribution of deer in Tasmania, describe their impacts on vegetation, and test how those impacts on vegetation interact with fire. The project will use data to develop options for management of deer to limit their environmental impacts, and to prevent future damage to sensitive environments. This will provide environmental and economic benefits by safeguarding ecosystems of high value.
ActivityProtecting the Tasmanian wilderness from an expanding deer population
Delivery Area 7005 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201817 Oct 201816 Oct 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA AS REPRESENTED THROUGH INASA
Clark  $27,500
Address Hobart 7001 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Trade
Agency Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Program Public Diplomacy including IRGP grants
Component Australia-Japan Foundation
CategoryPublic Diplomacy Open Competitive
PurposeRequired InASA Management and Selection of the Australian Studies Visiting Professorial Chair, at the Centre for Pacific and American Studies, University of Tokyo 2020/2021 and 2021/2022
ActivityManagement and Selection of the Australian Studies Visiting Professorial Chair
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
02 Sep 201905 Sep 201916 Sep 201930 Nov 2020 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
BASS  $1,000,000
Address LAUNCESTON 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Industry 4.0 Testlabs for Australia
CategoryIndustry Innovation Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeThe project will create an Industry 4.0 Testlab (I4.0) at the University of Tasmania, focussed on food and agribusiness, for demonstration, teaching and outreach.
ActivityIndustry 4.0 TasLab TestLab
Delivery Area 7250 TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
02 Apr 201908 Apr 201905 Apr 201908 Jun 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $1,241,554
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Investigator
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe epigenome (meaning, -above genes-) ensures that our genes are expressed in the right cell type at the right time. My research program aims to define the limits of epigenetic flexibility in healthy aging and understand why the epigenome is reprogrammed, causing damage that initiates and drives cancers and dementias. By challenging current theories, we will learn much about the interplay between the environment and our genes, and how we may control this for health, economic and social benefit.
ActivityGNT1176417 | Ageing matters: Chromatin remodelling in healthy ageing and disease.
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
01 Aug 201923 Sep 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2024 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $1,003,230
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Partnership Projects
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis partnership program aims to refine, implement and evaluate the clinical value of a new health service to measure absolute cardiovascular disease risk within Tasmanian state-wide pathology services. The new service is expected to improve cardiovascular disease outcomes, reduce health care costs and improve doctor and patient experiences. Importantly, the service model is also transferable to other national and international settings.
ActivityGNT1170815 | Improved cardiovascular Disease hEALth service delivery in Australia (IDEAL Partnership)
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
01 Aug 201923 Sep 201901 Oct 201930 Sep 2023 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $562,013
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Investigator
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis proposal will address three major knowledge gaps in MS: (1) the genetic drivers of MS progression; (2) the causal role of EBV and HHV6 infection in MS onset and progression; and (3) the genetic differences between female and male MS patients. This work involves several large international collaborations with leading scientists across multiple fields. It will advance the identification of novel biological targets for developing early diagnostic and treatment applications in MS.
ActivityGNT1173155 | Elucidating the Genetic Architecture of Multiple Sclerosis to Influence Improvements in Disease Outcomes
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
01 Aug 201908 Oct 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2024 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
Clark  $1,449,340
Address Hobart 7000 TAS AUSTRALIA ABN: 30764374782
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Investigator
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMy aim is to understand the long-term impact of early-life cholesterol levels on adult heart health. Using international data, I will determine the best cholesterol measures and ideal ages when prevention and treatment could be optimised, and uncover the public's perception on screening and treatment for heart disease at a time in life that is several decades ahead of when the disease will become obvious. My findings could lead to better practices to delay or prevent heart disease.
ActivityThe long-term effects of child, adolescent, and young adult cholesterol levels on future cardiovascular disease.
Delivery Area TAS AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
01 Aug 201906 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2024 2019-20