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Official portrait of Dan Tehan
13th Dec 2019-31st Dec 2020

Dan Tehan

Member for Wannon respresenting the Liberal Party of Australia

Minister for Education

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a statutory agency and advises the Government on research matters, manages the National Competitive Grants Program, a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development, and has responsibility for the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). The ARC supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training through a competitive peer review process involving national and international assessors across all disciplines. In addition, the ARC supports partnerships between researchers and industry, government, community organisations and the international community.

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The 2019-20 budget documents specify 1 outcomes against which Australian Research Council programs are evaluated:

Outcome: 1

Growth of knowledge and innovation through managing research funding schemes, measuring research excellence and providing advice.

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ARC Discovery
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
$509,997,102,000
Outcome 1
ARC Linkage
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
$312,068,686,000

Australian Research Council approved 992 grants during the 2019-20 financial year

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $35,000,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component ARC Centres of Excellence
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe ARC CoE for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture will discover the adaptive strategies underpinning productivity and resilience in diverse plants and deepen knowledge of the genetic and physiological networks driving key traits. Using novel quantitative and computational approaches, the Centre will link gene networks with traits across biological levels, giving breeders an unparalleled predictive capacity. The Centre will accelerate technologies to transfer successful networks into crops and build legal frameworks to secure this knowledge. With a uniquely multidisciplinary team, the Centre will deliver new strategies to address the problems of food security and climate change, establishing Australia as a global leader in these areas.
ActivityARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2026 2019-20
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bennelong  $35,000,000
Address MACQUARIE PARK 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 90952801237
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component ARC Centres of Excellence
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology (CoESB) will provide the technical innovation critical for Australia to develop a vibrant bioeconomy building on the nation's strengths in agriculture. For thousands of years we have used microbes to create bread, wine, cheese. Now, our Centre will pioneer new approaches to the design of synthetic microbes, enabling the development of custom-designed microbial communities, synthetic organelles and new to nature biological pathways and enzymes. CoESB will combine engineering with molecular biology to design and construct novel biological systems that can convert biomass from agriculture or waste streams to biofuel, bioplastics and other high-value chemicals.
ActivityARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2026 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $32,137,007
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component ARC Centres of Excellence
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe 2020 ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (LCC2020) aims to deliver transformative research and translation to break the cycle of deep and persistent disadvantage for Australians. Critically, LCC2020 will tackle disadvantage in specific context to understand how people negotiate it daily in real places, and how best to design policies and programs that support improved life pathways. By understanding life course contexts much more finely and using new methods and better data to personalise responses to disadvantage, LCC2020 will deliver the evidence, infrastructure, capacity and partnerships to reduce disadvantage and better equip Australian children and families for emerging challenges.
ActivityARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2026 2019-20
RMIT UNIVERSITY
Melbourne  $31,783,576
Address MELBOURNE 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 49781030034
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component ARC Centres of Excellence
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe ARC CoE for Automated Decision-Making and Society aims to create the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making (ADM). ADM applies new technologies from machine learning to blockchains across a wide range of social sectors; it carries great potential and risks serious failures. The Centre combines social and technological disciplines in an international industry, research and civil society network. It will formulate world-leading policy and practice; inform public debate; and train a new generation of researchers and practitioners. Expected benefits include reduced risks and improved outcomes in the priority domains of news and media, transport, social services and health.
ActivityARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2026 2019-20
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Brisbane  $34,934,591
Address BRISBANE CITY 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 83791724622
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component ARC Centres of Excellence
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeOur vision is for Australian children to be healthy, educated and connected. This Centre will integrate child health, education, and digital and social connectedness, innovating across disciplines to meet Australia's ongoing challenges of supporting young children growing up in a rapidly changing digital age. The Centre's world-leading team investigates children's digital practices through three interconnected research programs supported by a longitudinal family cohort study and children's technology laboratories. The Centre will address tensions in a contested field to inform government and non-government policy, technology innovation, and develop programs and guidelines for children, families, educators and technology developers.
ActivityARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child
Delivery Area 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2026 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $35,000,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component ARC Centres of Excellence
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe ARC Centre of Excellence for Innovations in Peptide and Protein Science (CIPPS) strives to build a critical understanding of peptides and proteins in order to unleash the potential of these biomolecules for human benefit. We will discover nature's untapped reservoir of peptides and proteins, decode their structures and functions, anddevelop enhanced synthetic technologies to address biology's next grand challenge—the design of peptides and proteins for targeted scientific, agricultural, biotechnology, animal health and pharmaceutical applications. CIPPS will assemble leading researchers from diverse disciplines to create a sustainable national entity that will drive new Australian industries and train next generation researchers.
ActivityARC Centre of Excellence for Innovations in Peptide and Protein Science
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2026 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $35,000,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component ARC Centres of Excellence
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe aim of the Centre is to progress scientific knowledge to establish transformational improvement in minerals beneficiation, essential for meeting global demand for metals. The research aims to achieve more selective, faster, and efficient separations, combining major advances in separation technologies with increased functionality of new reagents. The Centre outcomes will also ensure the sustainability of the minerals industry in Australia, through a significant reduction in cost, environmental impact, and through lower energy and water usage. The Centre also seeks to establish a new generation of scientists and research leaders in minerals beneficiation to support the innovation needed into the future by this major Australian industry.
ActivityARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2026 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $35,000,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component ARC Centres of Excellence
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics will deliver breakthroughs in our understanding of the Universe through the pursuit of the discovery of dark matter particles which comprise 80% of the mass of the universe. It assembles for the first time a strong and diverse team of physicists from particle, nuclear, and quantum physics as well as particle astrophysics. It will deliver high-profile experiments using new cutting-edge technologies. The Centre will exploit the unique geographical location of the first underground physics lab in the Southern Hemisphere. The ultra'sensitive detectors and ultra-low radiation techniques will translate into a broad range of industrial applications and train a new generation of scientists.
ActivityARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2026 2019-20
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Fraser  $34,935,113
Address Acton 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA ABN: 52234063906
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component ARC Centres of Excellence
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems will develop the next-generation of miniaturised optical systems with functionalities beyond what is conceivable today. By harnessing the disruptive concept of meta-optics, the Centre will overcome complex challenges in light generation, manipulation and detection at the nanoscale. The Centre brings together a trans-disciplinary team of world-leaders in science, technology and engineering to deliver scientific innovations in optical systems for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The research outcomes will underpin future technologies, including real-time holographic displays, artificial vision for autonomous systems to see the invisible, and ultra-fast light-based WiFi.
ActivityARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems
Delivery Area 2601 ACT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2026 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $405,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 new machine learning techniques based around the close correspondence betweenneural networks used in deep learning, and tensor networks used in quantum physics. Tensor networks are a form of information compression that is useful in machine learning to construct a compact representation of a large data set in a way that is more amenable to understanding the internal structure than a deep neural network. Expected outcomes of this project include more resilient algorithms for machine learning, and new ways to represent quantum states that will impact fundamental physics. The resulting benefits include enhanced capacity for cross-discipline collaboration, and improved methods for future industrial applications.
ActivityQuantum-Inspired Machine Learning
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $400,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeWorldwide markets for biotechnology-derived products are projected to grow to at least $50 billion per year for the next 10 years. The cornerstone of biotechnology is the production of proteins. The applicant has discovered a new pathway for protein production in bacteria. The primary objective of this project is to use a diverse array of biochemical and biophysical techniques to understand how this new protein production platform works. We will also assess this new pathway for the production of proteins of interest to the biotechnology sector. This project expects to determine how this system can be exploited for use in the growing Australian bioeconomy.
ActivitySlipping out unnoticed: a new bacterial lipoprotein transport system
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $441,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 develop new imaging technology for real time recording of electrical activity from cell and neuronal networks with unprecedented resolution and scale. The technology innovation stems from an optical defect in diamond which can be engineered to sensitively detect local changes in electric field. The all-optical diamond optrode array devices will be applied to biological model systems including cardiomyocytes, mammalian cells, and neurons; and will be benchmarked against current state-of-the-art technologies. The knowledge gained from the high density recordings will aid predictive models of disease and will lead to an improved understanding of the brain's micro circuity and functional connectome.
ActivityReal-time neuronal network imaging using diamond optrode arrays
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $493,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 methodology for spatiotemporal entity linking by utilising object movement traces to support database integration and data quality management for the next-generation of data where spatiotemporal attributes are ubiquitous. It expects to develop a novel entity linking paradigm for automatic, efficient and reliable spatiotemporal data integration together with a new data privacy study in this context. Expected outcome include new database technologies for data signature generation and similarity-based search, and improved location data privacy protection methods. This project should provide significant benefits to all areas where high quality spatiotemporal data fusion is essential to meaningful data analysis.
ActivityMaking Spatiotemporal Data More Useful: An Entity Linking Approach
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $470,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 body demands that the heart function at utmost efficiency. Trabeculae – folds within the heart lumen – maximise blood flow, contribute to chamber development and form the electrical conduction network of the heart. Problems with trabeculae formation cause cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia and yet we do not understand its basic development. The project will investigate the earliest stages of when this tissue develops its identity and examine the signalling, genetic, cellular and extracellular cues required to instruct trabeculae to form in the heart. Findings from this research will revise our understanding of when and how trabeculae form and provide key information about how to grow and repair this important tissue.
ActivityUnderstanding how the heart becomes more efficient
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $530,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 human body is powered by mitochondria, microscopic components of living cells that make the energy they need to function. Mitochondrial damage is linked to a wide spectrum of human diseases, from devastating syndromic illnesses to neurodegeneration and autoimmunity. This project is focused on 1) how stresses such as cancer therapy or infection cause mitochondrial damage, and 2) understanding the biological processes that are triggered inside the cell as it tries to recover. It will give a much greater understanding of mitochondrial damage at the microscopic level, and has the potential to unlock new avenues of investigation into the causes of inflammatory and immune disorders.
ActivityElucidating the mechanisms of mitochondrial DNA escape
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $360,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeHigh data rate communication links between vehicles and surrounding objects are needed to enhance advanced driver assistance systems, enable a wider range of infotainment options and pave the way towards fully automated driving. This project aims to develop a novel framework to use millimeter wave frequencies (the newest candidate for 5G cellular) to enable future high data rate vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication systems. Based on an innovative approach, the project combines communication and sensor technologies in an integrated system that simultaneously reaps the benefits of autonomously sensing the driving environment and cooperatively exchanging information, thus providing significant savings in hardware costs and spectrum usage.
ActivityMillimeter Wave Frequencies for Vehicle-to-Everything Communications
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $510,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 will define the key signals that promote cell division in the stem cells which produce the inner epithelial lining of the gut. This fundamental knowledge is of significance as it will provide information about how key signals are delivered to promote repair of injury to this key cell layer. The gut is a vital organ conserved across species that is prone to injury as it is exposed to a very harsh environment of bacteria and the products of food digestion. The outcomes of this project will provide an understanding of development and regeneration of the epithelial lining and key signals that may augment repair. The future benefits include improved health outcomes for animals and humans and potential economic benefits.
ActivityDefining signals that regulate intestinal stem cells during organ growth
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $230,883
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeMergers, acquisitions, and collusive conduct take place in imperfectly competitive environments where firms have incomplete information about others. Despite this, standard workhorse models for analyzing the associated competitive effects assume that firms have complete information and typically only accommodate imperfect competition on one side of the market. This project aims to remedy this deficiency by developing the economic theory and associated practical tools for the analysis of competitive effects in settings with incomplete information and market power on both sides. The project work will be presented at seminars and workshops around the globe to both academic audiences and to practitioners at competition authorities.
ActivityIncomplete Information Models for Industrial Organisation
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $254,133
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 a comprehensive philosophical and cognitive model of the sense of self. The project combines Abhidharma-Buddhist philosophy and cognitive sciences to propose a new model of subjectivity and agency, without postulating the existence of subjects or agents. The expected outcome is a new understanding of the mind as the locus of agency and moral responsibility. In addition, this projects opens up new opportunities for enhanced cross-cultural capacity and cross-institutional collaboration. The anticipated benefit is cross-cultural research training and providing a new theoretical foundation for the widespread practice of mindfulness meditation.
ActivitySelfless Minds: A cross-cultural theory with relevance for mindfulness
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $509,561
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeThe human brain is an extraordinarily complex network of interconnected cells. This project aims to use mathematical modelling and brain imaging to uncover key principles of network wiring in the human brain. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines elements of neuroscience, genetics, physics, and psychology, the project will result in a new, rigorous framework for testing competing theories of brain development, the identification of key wiring principles for developing brains, and an understanding of how these principles shape behaviour. This work will shed new light on the developmental processes that underlie human behaviour and disease.
ActivityA comprehensive framework for modelling the human connectome
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $204,500
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposePopulist political movements pose a threat to international law because they oppose supranational authority. And yet, populism and international law are grounded in a common source – national sovereignty. The relationship between them is poorly understood. This project will undertake new interdisciplinary research in law and political philosophy to provide a new account of that relationship, and to establish new ways of thinking about how to advance the project of international law in ways which are both commensurate to global challenges and consistent with democracy and political freedom. This account will contribute to wider debates about the future of the international legal and political order in times of uncertainty and crisis.
ActivityInternational law and the Challenge of Populism
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $510,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 will study a key molecular switch called IPO5, a protein that is required for cells and organs to form and function normally, and it will reveal how it works. Significance: These experiments will provide the first complete description of how this molecular switch controls the behaviour of a cell across its lifespan. IPO5 is highly conserved, so these studies will be relevant to a wide range of animals.Expected Outcomes: This knowledge will reveal how IPO5 controls formation of sperm by revealing what other proteins it binds to and how this affects cell signaling and responses to the environment.Benefits: This will provide information about potential interventions to control fertility or to repair abnormal cells.
ActivityControl of developmental switches by importin 5
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $724,651
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 conversion of external stimuli to the interior of a cell is a fundamental process that underpins many unique facets of biology, including cellular movement, nerve transmission, response to hormones and immune recognition. However, the basic mechanism by which such signals are transmitted across cellular membranes is poorly understood. This proposal will seek to bridge this gap in our knowledge by imaging a multi-component “decision-making” machine that controls whether or not the immune system becomes activated. Accordingly, this proposal will provide far-reaching insights into molecular events that are of central importance to the initiation of immunity, and thus will ultimately benefit society via improvements in health.
ActivityImaging the T cell signalling machinery
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $481,919
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 will develop next-generation focused ion beam microscopy and nanofabrication using a novel cold ion source based on photoionisation of a laser-cooled atom beam. The low temperature and complex internal state structure of the constituent atoms combine to allow generation of ions with unprecedented brightness and resolution. We will use three unique and innovative ideas: field ionisation of atoms in so-called 'exceptional' states to reduce chromatic aberration; electron-ion correlations to enhance control of the ions at the nanoscale; and atom-atom interactions to isolate and manipulate individual ions. The new technology will enable advances in semiconductor nanofabrication and material characterisation.
ActivityAtomic scale ion microscopy via laser cooling and correlated imaging
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $588,511
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 study aims to address a problem of national significance; determining the impact of commonly used environmental toxicants (pesticides) on the fertility and health of female animals, both agricultural and native. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the fields of ovarian biology, female fertility and toxicology by using a combination of mouse and marsupial animal models. The expected outcomes include the establishment of interdisciplinary collaborations and provision of world-class training for staff and students in the field of reproductive biology. This project should provide significant benefits, such as improved chemical management in livestock production and the development of marsupial conservation action plans.
ActivityThe impact of environmental toxicants on the fertility of female animals
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $512,774
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 will examine the structure and function of the sensory cortex of the human brain using ultra-high resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging (7 Tesla MRI). The project pushes new boundaries for resolution with ultra-high field MRI (7 Tesla) and, as such, will advance techniques for the acquisition, analysis, and computational modelling of high-resolution fMRI brain imaging, providing detail of the functional organisation of the sensory cortex at a level never previously possible in the living human brain. This will provide new understanding of the neural-level networks that underpin attention and touch perception in the human brain.
ActivityLinking human brain structure to function with ultra-high resolution fMRI
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $515,322
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 explore metabolic diversity of Klebsiella pneumoniae, a bacterium relevant to the agricultural, veterinary, medical and biotechnology industries. It is expected to reveal significant insights into the biology of this diverse organism via an innovative combination of DNA sequence analyses and metabolic modelling. Expected outcomes include 4500 novel metabolic models and a novel population metabolic framework. This should provide major benefits for understanding bacterial ecology and evolution, and for future studies seeking to optimise industrial processes or prevent disease. It will also directly contribute to building Australia's capacity in computational biology- a key driver of biotechnology innovation.
ActivityUnlocking the secrets of metabolic variation in a highly diverse bacterium
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $286,353
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 pioneering project aims to investigate the range of environmental and sustainability messages communicated by sport media, and how these messages negotiate the dilemma of promoting environmental awareness through events and activities that also generate adverse ecological impacts. By engaging sport media professionals, environmental claims-makers, policy-makers and journalists, this project seeks to deliver valuable knowledge that informs industry decision-making, policy formulation and environmental awareness. The intended societal benefit is a new understanding of how environmental issues are communicated through popular media to large'scale publics, including how tensions in the communication of environmental change are negotiated.
ActivitySport as a Communications Platform for Environmental Issues
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $360,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 design an encrypted, distributed, and queryable data store. Distributed data stores are used for a broad spectrum of applications. While creating unprecedented opportunities, long'standing data security and privacy concerns are yet to be tackled. This project expects to propose a new architecture for encrypted data stores, and devise practical query processing functions over encrypted and distributed data records. The intended outcome should bring users confidence for the secure adoption of cloud data storage services and significantly benefit enterprises that demand guaranteed protection on their proprietary data.
ActivityEncrypted, Distributed, and Queryable Data Store: Framework and Realisation
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $378,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 how stem cells are controlled during animal development, by exploring how a specific protein, essential for embryonic development, controls cell fate decisions during the early stages of life. This project expects to generate new knowledge in stem cell biology, embryonic development, and general mechanisms controlling cell fates, using innovative approaches in gene editing and high-throughput imaging. Expected outcomes of this project include enhanced capacity for fundamental stem cell biology in Australia. This should provide significant benefits, such as training of young Australian researchers in frontier technologies, and new knowledge in fundamental aspects of life, including embryonic development.
ActivityInvestigating a novel factor impacting stem cell development
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $611,493
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 discover how microbes dissolve weathering-resistant phosphate minerals that contain valuable rare earth elements used widely in modern technology. This discovery would create new knowledge in the interdisciplinary fields of biogeochemistry and biohydrometallurgy, using an innovative combination of techniques in metagenomics, microbiology and mineralogy. Expected research outcomes include new, more economic and environmentally sustainable biotechnologies for recovering rare earth elements and increasing phosphorus availability in Australian mineral deposits and soils. These outcomes should benefit the mining and agricultural sectors, by decreasing Australia's dependency on overseas REE supply and the use of fertilizers.
ActivityBio-recovery of rare earth elements from Australian soils and mine tailings
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $630,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 will investigate superconductivity in silicon nanowire devices exhibiting both p-type and n-type conductivity. It builds on the recent demonstration at the University of Melbourne of superconductivity in nanowire devices at length'scales suitable for realisation of a broad range of superconducting device structures and utilises standard semiconductor-industry processes. This project will create a new platform for superconducting device development in silicon with potential for building devices with new functionality and improved performance for applications in quantum information technologies, enhancing Australia's global reputation in quantum information science and assisting emerging industries in this high-valued added area.
ActivitySuperconducting silicon nanodevices
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $418,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 application aims to investigates the basis of the fin-to-limb transition, an event that set the stage for the entire tetrapod radiation. This project expects to generate new knowledge concerning the natural history of vertebrates using a multidisciplinary approach that combines paleontology and embryology of unique Australian fauna. While the skeletal changes associated with the move from water to land have been investigated, little is known about the origin of tetrapod limb muscles. This proposal has as an expected outcome, a determination of how limb muscles arose during evolution. This knowledge should provide significant benefits by transforming our understanding of the origins of the tetrapod body plan and our own natural history.
ActivityFins to Limbs: Investigating the Evolution of complex Limb Musculature
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $360,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeWeb search services have become a fundamental tool used by governments, businesses, and individuals, and play a key role in our access to knowledge and information. In this project we aim to develop new techniques for representing the indexes at the heart of web search services, and to devise new processing algorithms with reduced resource requirements for resolving queries and providing useful and topical answers. Higher query throughput and reduced storage load will benefit providers though reduced hardware and electricity costs, and will benefit society through better access to information, enhanced opportunities to connect and collaborate, and greater long-term scalability as on-line resources continue to multiply.
ActivityEfficient Compression and Querying Techniques for Massive Text Collections
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $587,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeCD4+ T (T helper) cells are required to control many important bacterial infections. This Project aims to identify the key targets of CD4+ T cells responding to a model bacterial infection, and to correlate potential antigen effectiveness with native expression, antigen presentation, and the function of antigen'specific CD4+ T cells over time. Our validated experimental 'pipeline' has unprecedented potential to define potent CD4+ T cell antigens within the thousands of proteins expressed by a bacterial pathogen. Our unbiased analysis may help establish the rules that define effective antigenicity. Our work will improve the understanding of bacterial immunity, and inform future design of T-cell based vaccines in the agricultural sector.
ActivityAntigen selection mechanisms control T cell immunity against bacteria
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $449,250
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 generate fundamental knowledge on the origin of diversity in mammalian brain circuits by studying development of marsupials and rodents. The expected outcome is to elucidate how differences in the timing, rate and sequence of development of gene expression, cell differentiation and circuit formation can relate to the origin of key evolutionary innovations in the mammalian brain. The significance of understanding the dynamics of developmental systems that shape complex brain traits includes establishing new developmental paradigms in evolutionary theory, generating new tools to investigate and manipulate brain gene expression in vivo, and the potential discovery of the causes of neurodevelopmental dysfunction.
ActivityHow does timing affect mammalian brain development and evolution?
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $540,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 marine snails of the genus Conus have evolved one of the most complex venoms that has emerged as a rich source of novel bioactive peptides. However, < 0.1% of their true potential has been characterised to-date. Using advanced genomic, proteomic, structural and pharmacological approaches pioneered in our laboratory, this study will decipher how conotoxin diversification from ancestral worm hunters facilitated the shift in diet to modern fish and mollusc hunting species by determining the evolutionary trajectories of positively selected conotoxins. Investigation of the structure and function of these highly optimised venom peptides will provide new research tools and potential leads to new pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.
ActivityConotoxin diversification and evolution of venom peptides in cone snails
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $496,608
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 the molecular and cellular basis of atmospheric trace gas oxidation by bacteria. Bacteria have a remarkable ability to adapt to resource limitation and environmental change by entering dormant states. Our research has shown they survive in this state by using atmospheric hydrogen and carbon monoxide as energy sources. This interdisciplinary project will determine how bacteria achieve this by elucidating the regulation, mechanism, and integration of the three uncharacterised enzymes that mediate this process. Outcomes and benefits include understanding of the processes that facilitate bacterial persistence, regulate atmospheric composition, and in turn support resilience of natural ecosystems.
ActivityLiving on air: how do bacteria scavenge atmospheric trace gases?
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $650,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 new electron microscopy techniques that will unambiguously determine the elusive structures of photoactive perovskite compounds under static and operational conditions, while correlating crystal structure with solar cell device performance. Photoactive perovskites are promising photovoltaic materials, however, many are sensitive to air and irradiation. This has impeded a huge international research effort to determine their structure reliably at the atomic scale. With these new techniques applied to leading compounds and devices, it is expected this project will reveal the structural effects controlling electrical properties and device performance and so enable the design of superior perovskite photovoltaics.
ActivityRevealing the atoms that control performance in photoactive perovskites
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $249,993
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 examine the early effects of two recent initiatives by the Australian government to improve children's dental health by providing funds to cover essential dental services for children from disadvantaged families. It explores the factors affecting eligible children's access to benefits from these initiatives and identifies the causal impacts of these changed health care financing arrangements on children's consumption of dental services, indicators of oral health and general health, and other indicators of cognitive and non-cognitive development. Using advanced econometric techniques and panel datasets, this project is expected to contribute to the development of effective policies for promoting health and wellbeing.
ActivityChild Dental Benefit Policies and the Health of Australian Children
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $390,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 proposal aims to apply new materials design theory to create new classes of highly efficient materials and overcome device efficiency roll-off issue for next-generation transparent electronics. The project expects to advance new see-through technology through new materials and device architectures innovations. Expected key outcomes include novel highly efficient multi-nuclear metal complexes generation, establishment of new knowledge of materials' structure-property relationship and fundamental understanding of device physics, creation of new transparent display pixels, new training of young scientists and new IPs generation, which will provide benefits to maximise Australia's competitive advantages and meet with global innovation need.
ActivityHigh-brightness, low-efficiency roll-off materials for augmented realities
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $445,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 reveal the origin of a new phenomenon that we recently discovered: intrinsically brittle magnesium becomes super-formable at room temperature when its grain size is reduced to about one micron. It will use state-of-the-art atomic'scale characterization and computation to determine the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon, and to explore some as yet uncharted dilute alloy composition territories for unprecedented formability. Expected outcomes are likely to form the scientific basis and a new pathway for designing and developing a new generation of wrought magnesium alloys.
ActivitySuper-formable magnesium and its alloys at room temperature
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $395,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 engineer a multifunctional nanoparticle platform tailored for mRNA delivery. An innovative assembly approach will be used to design nanoparticles with adjustable composition, asymmetry and surface topography. Uniquely, three functions will be integrated in one nanoparticle, with the goal to enhance transfection efficiency in target cells. This project expects to advance knowledge of mRNA transfection mechanisms, and determine how cell-type dependent particle-mRNA interactions correlate with the nanoparticle structure and delivery performance. Outcomes include a new family of functional materials with improved mRNA delivery performance over benchmark systems to facilitate and broaden the application of mRNA technology.
ActivityNext-Generation Multifunctional Nanoparticles for mRNA Transfection
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $460,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 uncover the key links in Australia's weather-climate connection by identifying the role weather features play in influencing the slowly varying climate and how changes in one might affect changes in the other. Better describing the two-way connection between weather and climate through an innovative combination of research techniques usually applied to only one of weather or climate will allow for a more insightful assessment of climate model quality. This assessment will support the identification of the most reliable climate models and, by using them, reduce uncertainties in future predictions. Improved predictions of climate in turn will enable better decision making in all sectors of society.
ActivityThe weather-climate connection in Australian climate change
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $510,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 is to study the non-equilibrium aerodynamic processes involved in hypervelocity flight. The design of vehicles for high speed flight is critically dependent on modelling the interactions between the flow field and the airframe, and the current lack of understanding is restricting the scope and benefit of viable activities in space. The expected outcomes include the ability to design optimised heat shields and air-frames with minimum mass and maximum payload, precisely targeting specific flight conditions and vehicle shapes. The prospective benefits include increased productivity and reliability and reduced cost of missions to and from space, and a proliferation of new applications which this understanding will facilitate.
ActivityNon-equilibrium reacting shock layers
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $546,992
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeGenetic diversity is the variation in DNA sequence among individuals. We now know that there are also differences in the DNA sequences of cells within the same individual, known as genetic mosaicism. The aims of this proposal are 1) to develop a system to visualise genetic mosaicism 2) arising during embryonic development and 3) in the brain, driven by mobile DNA activity. The expected outcome of this proposal is an unprecedented understanding of the scope and consequences of mobile DNA-driven mosaicism. This work will have significant impacts in developmental genetics and neurogenetics, and has the benefit of introducing an innovative experimental system with the potential to spark international scientific collaboration and recognition.
ActivityVisualising genetic mosaicism during development
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $204,046
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 address the question about which animals feel pain by framing multiple current debates into a single narrative focused on the fundamental principle in evolutionary biology that structure determines function. This project is significant because the question as to whether or not an animal (such as a fish or octopus) feels pain is highly contentious across both science and philosophy and arguments are plagued by simplistic anecdotes and poor analogies. The ramifications of this confusion for animal welfare and food security are considerable. Expected outcomes include the development of shared principles of reasoning and structural constraints on the attribution of pain that promise to move the debate towards consensus.
ActivityTowards Closure on the Animal Pain Debate
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $650,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeEmerging single-cell sequencing technologies are transforming molecular cell biology, but identifying novel cell types and their functions requires the integration of highly heterogeneous data. The development of computational methods able to extract biologically relevant results is hindered by the lack of high-quality datasets. This project aims to develop novel sequencing methodologies and generate data to drive our dimension reduction multivariate method developments for data integration. By combining in silico and in vivo approaches, the project is anticipated to benefit scientists willing to work in cutting-edge single-cell research by providing useful protocols and tools to generate novel insights in cell biology.
ActivityEmpirical and computational solutions for multi-omics single-cell assays
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $505,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 germ cells are regulated in the mammalian embryo. Germ cells go on to form the sperm and eggs and are, therefore, critical for reproduction. In particular, this project expects to generate new knowledge about the process of meiosis, a cellular process that is specific to the germ cells. Expected outcomes will inform efforts to control fertility and infertility in livestock, humans and other mammalian animals (e.g. pets and endangered species). They are also likely to inform the discipline of stem cell biology in general.
ActivityHow do mammalian germ cells transition from mitosis to meiosis?
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $465,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeOur senses perceive the outside world and permit appropriate behaviours, but the underlying brain circuits are poorly understood. This project will use new technologies to observe all active brain cells in zebrafish during the important behaviour of visual predator avoidance and characterise the underlying circuits comprehensively. This approach's significance is in its breadth, spanning functional imaging, anatomy, computational modelling, and behaviour, with the major outcome of producing the first complete map of a visual behaviour at the level of brain circuits and the individual brain cells composing them. Benefits will include new insights into visual processing and the refinement of new genetic, optical, and informatics approaches.
ActivityMapping a complete visual circuit in zebrafish
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $249,678
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 address increasing discrimination and violence against Australian women by researching how theatre can be used as a socially-engaged laboratory for understanding and improving their lives. The project seeks to generate new knowledge about how women theatre makers craft creative and effective responses to gender-based inequality and oppression. Expected outcomes include a comprehensive feminist analysis and innovative written, digital and performance-based documentation of women's contributions to Australian theatre history and their efforts to address social inequities. It seeks to benefit Australian society by exploring how theatre gives women useful tools for countering inequality and oppression in their own lives.
ActivityStaging Australian Women’s Lives: Theatre, Feminism & Socially Engaged Art
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $560,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeAnimals, plants, fungi and bacteria all use pore-forming proteins as cell-killing weapons of mass destruction. Despite their lethal nature and their roles in infection and immunity, how these proteins work remains enigmatic. This project aims to unravel missing molecular details of how a major superfamily of such proteins is able to drill holes in cell membranes. The outcomes could reveal novel mechanisms general to these proteins and provide fundamental insights in understanding vital physiological processes across all kingdoms of life. Ultimately, this knowledge may guide the design of artificial protein pores that are selective for specific molecules with applications such as measuring metal ions, sugars, pesticides or pollutants.
ActivityPore-forming toxins: more than one way to make a hole
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $500,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeWith limited resources to directly study and advance our understanding of human neural development, thisproposal will establish models of 4 key stages. Employing innovative, interdisciplinary approaches, biomaterials will be fabricated to provide structural and chemical support for human stem cells during: (i) neural induction, (ii) specification into neuronal progenitor subpopulations, (iii) neuronal maturation and integration into complex neural networks as well as, (iv) the organisation of neurons into larger 3-dimensional brain structures, namely folding of the human cortex. Further, biomaterials developed here have commercialisation potential, targeted at standardizing the culturing of human stem cells to defined neural populations.
ActivityModelling human brain development with stem cells and biomaterials
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $445,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 structure, function and evolution of peptide toxins in venoms made by caterpillars in superfamily Zygaenoidea. Caterpillars in this group are covered in spines that inject pain-causing venoms, and this protects them from vertebrate and invertebrate predators. This project will test if peptides in this venom cause pain by pharmacological modulation of mammalian ion channels and signalling receptors, and if they have insecticidal properties. The first three-dimensional structures of caterpillar venom peptides will also be solved. Genomes of representatives of two different zygaenoid families will be produced, and genomic techniques will be used to elucidate how venom use evolved at the molecular level.
ActivityNettles & toxic toupees: the molecular weaponry of venomous caterpillars
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $360,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 research aims to advance emerging human-robot interaction (HRI) methods, creating novel and innovative, human-in-the-loop communication, collaboration, and teaching methods. The project expects to support the creation of new applications for the growing wave of assistive robotic platforms emerging in the market and de-risk the integration of collaborative robotics into industrial production. Expected outcomes include methods and tools developed to allow smart leveraging of the different capacities of humans and robots. This should provide significant benefits allowing manufacturers to capitalize on the high skill level of Australian workers and bring more complex high-value manufactured products to market.
ActivityAdvancing Human–robot Interaction with Augmented Reality
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $451,284
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 robust protein cages derived from the coats of viruses to contain heat'stable P450 enzymes, for use as specialised protein bio-catalysts in chemical industries. A valuable chemical precursor of renewable bio-plastics will be produced from seed oils by enzymes, reducing the use of fossil fuels. This synthetic biology approach combines biotechnology, nanotechnology and protein engineering to establish a plant-based platform biotechnology for using enzymes as catalysts to make high-value molecules. The project aims to show how to engineer clean, sustainable chemistry in designer nano-environments. This should make synthetic processes more sustainable and enhance advanced chemical manufacturing in Australia.
ActivityNano-reactors: Protein cages as reusable scaffolds for designer enzymes
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $430,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 provide new rules for the design of novel polymer materials with antibacterial properties by employing mechanism-based mathematical modelling.This Project expects to generate new understanding of those mechanisms which underpin the antibacterial activity of these materials, how bacteria respond to these through metabolic changes and emergence of resistance.These rules will govern material design to yield new antibacterial materials with improved properties.Expected outcomes of this project may be a novel mechanism-based mathematical model that will enable the next-generation of antibacterial materials.This outcome will help address the increasing economic and social burden of antibiotic drug resistance in Australia.
ActivityAntibacterial Material Design via Mechanism-Based Mathematical Modelling
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $390,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeRoughness on ship hulls is a prevalent global problem, causing up to 80% increases in resistance compared to ideal smooth surfaces. Targeting a key capability gap, this project aims to build practical tools for predicting the performance penalty in shipping due to hull roughness, requiring only hull observations as an input. Observations made with a custom-built underwater surface scanner will be combined with world-first laser-based flow measurements on the hull of an operating ship, and backed-up by complimentary laboratory experiments. This project will deliver an advanced fundamental understanding of hull roughness and enable more informed decisions for ship operators and regulatory bodies, leading to increased shipping efficiency.
ActivityThe cost of roughness: predicting the drag penalty of fouled ship hulls
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $235,721
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeIn fully documenting Australian artists who worked at the Abbey Arts Centre, London, 1946-56, and the British and European avant-garde in which they mixed, this DP throws light on this historically neglected art colony and recasts conventional understandings of post-WW2 Australian artists's role in the European postwar period. At a time when this period is being extensively revised within a postcolonial frame, this DP is a timely contribution to current art historiography that will add significance to Australian art, especially within global institutional contexts. Outcomes include a state gallery exhibition, monograph and catalogue for retail, and potential additions of artworks and archives to national collections.
ActivityThe Abbey Art Centre: Reassessing postwar Australian art, 1946–1956
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $266,574
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 address the social impact of major shifts in the production, distribution, viewing and storage of photographic images which have profoundly altered their everyday use. By adopting an interdisciplinary, user-centred approach to digitally networked photography, the project will provide a more holistic understanding of how photographs mediate communication, sociality and memory in the present. Expected outcomes include generating original empirical data, building international collaboration, and creating a new conceptual framework for assessing contemporary photographic practices. The research will provide community benefit by enabling insight into the social and ethical tensions affecting photography in the present.
ActivityDigital photography: mediation, memory and visual communication
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $590,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeCD8+ T cells are immune cells that are critical for the adaptive immune response, which is central to immune function in vertebrates. CD8+ T cells mediate their effector functions only after activation, which occurs via T cell receptor (TCR) recognition of foreign antigens. Here, unique reagents and sophisticated technologies will be used to define precisely how the nature of TCR-antigen recognition impacts on T cell activation and effector function. This work builds on an earlier identification of an entirely novel mode of TCR-antigen recognition, and its success will establish novel paradigms in T cell biology and represent a key advance in knowledge in the life sciences.
ActivityExceptions Prove the Rule: How Antigen Recognition Drives T cell Activation
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $518,877
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeThe project aims to contribute to Australian and international efforts on emission control by advancing the methods for quantifying the relationships between energy production, emission and climate, and assessing the real and financial risks associated with changing the ways in which economies produce and use energy. The project is interdisciplinary and expects to develop new knowledge in the areas of energy and climate econometrics. The anticipated outcomes of this project are new methods for modelling variables with complex trends, and an innovative data-driven approach for learning from policy experiences of other countries. This should provide significant benefits by enabling evidence-based policy making in the era of climate change.
ActivityNew methods for modelling complex trends in climate and energy time series
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $422,638
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 framework for accurately predicting species responses to global change. Many environmental factors will change, and species will evolve, but in a sex'specific manner. Yet understanding of how the sexes vary in their ability to evolve and adapt to such complex environmental change is lacking. This project aims to integrate environmental data with the sex'specific evolutionary potential of organisms in response to multiple stressors in a spatially explicit context. The intended outcome is a powerful and general tool for predicting the impact of environmental change on the distribution and abundance of organisms. The benefits include improved conservation outcomes and better pest/disease vector control.
ActivityAre the sexes really equal? Sex-specific adaptation to environmental change
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $560,500
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeT cells provide critical immune protection against infection and cancer. However, the pathways that regulate these immune cells are not fully understood. T cells express a molecule called S1P5 that has an unknown function in these cells. In this proposal, we reveal new evidence that this molecule is an unappreciated and crucial regulator of T cell behaviour. Using state-of-the-art techniques and novel genetic tools, this project aims to discover the involvement of S1P5 in the immune response, and determine how S1P5 can be controlled to enhance protective T cell immunity. The expected outcomes are to generate fundamental new knowledge that will have significance for regulation of the immune response.
ActivitySphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 5: a novel regulator of T cell immunity
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $420,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 investigates the way in which protein molecules interact effectively with RNA molecules and also aims to enhance the CRISPR-Cas13a system for RNA detection. Innovative approaches will be used to test the role of a particular protein motif, called the RGG/RG motif, in remodelling RNA structure and enhancing the Cas13a protein. This knowledge is expected to shift our understanding of protein-RNA interactions that are fundamental to almost every aspect of cell biology. The project is intended to benefit Australia through contributing to fundamental knowledge in the field, facilitating the development of new CRISPR-Cas biotechnologies for RNA detection and through the training of young researchers in frontier technologies.
ActivityThe RGG/RG motif as an RNA chaperone: advancing CRISPR-Cas RNA technology
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $414,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 current gold'standard assays for examining receptor-ligand interactions require expensive and costly fluorescent or radioactive labels or proteomics processes. This project aims to develop Artificial Photonic Cells by directly coating photonic crystals with cell membranes. The Artificial Photonic Cells retain the protein receptors in their native cell membrane environment and allow for label-free monitoring of the receptor-ligand interactions using inexpensive miniature spectrometers - radically transforming these assays. This would generate fundamental and applied knowledge of materials sciences, photonic, and biointerfaces for label-free, ultra'sensitive, and selective assays to enable future drug and diagnostics target discovery.
ActivityCell Membrane Coated Photonic Crystal to study Receptor-Ligand Interactions
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $400,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeBiologists have long been intrigued at the phenomenon of organ regeneration. Unlike most human organs, the liver exhibits the remarkable capacity to regenerate. Despite decades of research, the molecular underpinnings of liver regeneration are poorly understood. This research proposal aims to use zebrafish to elucidate the pathways involved in sensing injury and activating an adaptive transcriptional and metabolic response to orchestrate regeneration. Ultimately, this works aims to understand the metabolic requirements for regeneration. Expected outcomes include scholarly publications revealing fundamental principles of regeneration, new resources and pipelines for the research community as well as training for research students.
ActivityAdaptive reprogramming of metabolism in regeneration.
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $510,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 address key questions about the development and integration of advanced materials and functional molecules into cutting-edge analytical tools for screening emerging environmental pollutants. This is expected to generate fundamental and applied knowledge in analytical chemistry, using an interdisciplinary approach to engineer materials with precisely tailored properties for ultra'sensitive and selective detection of extremely persistent toxicants in water. Anticipated outcomes are optical materials and functional molecules, integrated into lab-on-a-chip platforms with advanced features for real-life environmental applications – with significant benefits for addressing major environmental and health treats to our society.
ActivityOn-Chip Detection and Molecular Fingerprinting of Emerging Toxicants
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $420,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 mathematical framework that bridges the different scales of brain activities to provide a new tool for understanding the brain. Methods will be developed that unify individual neural activity with large scale brain activity. The approach will be validated by comparing predictions of interconnected models of neural populations (called mean-field models) to experimental data. The creation of subject'specific models from data is important, as there is large variability in neural circuits between individuals despite seemingly similar network activity. The intended outcome is new insights into the processes that govern brain function and methods for improving functional imaging of, and interfacing to, the brain.
ActivityCreating subject-specific mathematical models to understand the brain
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $400,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 sodium ion behavior when electrochemically interacting with hard carbon electrode materials by using both in'situ and ex'situ techniques in combination with advanced computational methods. This project expects to generate new knowledge and establish structure-property-performance correlations, thus providing guidelines and strategies for synthesising cost-effective electrode materials from biomass for developing sustainable sodium-ion batteries. The intended outcome of this project includes knowledge advancement, enhanced capability to build international collaborations, training of early career researchers and students, and positioning Australia on the world map as a world-leading nation in energy storage.
ActivitySodium ion interactions with biomass-derived hard carbon electrodes
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $810,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeFor a muscle to contract efficiently in response to an electrical signal it requires the formation of an extensive system of hollow membranous tubules through which the signal can be propagated. This proposal addresses the molecular mechanisms involved in the formation of this tubule system in skeletal muscle. This project will develop cell biology in a whole organism rather than a cell culture system and provide a new framework for Australian and international cell biologists. It will generate new knowledge, train young Australian scientists, help build international collaborative networks and engage the public outside the research community.
ActivityMaking muscle: molecular dissection of membrane domain formation
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $450,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeEukaryotic cells are distinguished by the presence of membrane-bound compartments called organelles. This project will use structural biology to determine how essential proteins called sorting nexins (SNXs) regulate membrane interactions required for lipid droplet formation. These interactions are essential for life, controlling protein and lipid homeostasis needed for cell survival. The major outcome of this proposal will be a fundamental understanding of how SNXs control this process, and the work will significantly strengthen our international collaboration in this emerging area. The knowledge has potential future translation in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders where dysregulation of these proteins is known to cause disease.
ActivityLipid droplet membrane tethers at atomic resolution
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $282,727
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeThe aims of this proposal are to better understand the role of networks in different activities such as social media, education, crime and environment-friendly behaviour. The project expects to help inform the design and practice of policies for education and environmental authorities, police and media markets. Social networks are pervasive in Australia. The project tackles issues of criminal gangs in Australian cities, the political system and environment-friendly behaviours. This project is at the frontier of work in the economics of networks, with expected outcomes to include new models and methods to better understand the impact of social networks. Benefits include clear policy recommendations to improve welfare in Australian society.
ActivitySocial Network Analysis: Social Media, Peer Effects and the Environment
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $430,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 examine how differences in the thermal performance of hosts and pathogens can influence the capacity of a species to respond to warming temperatures. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of global change biology by integrating approaches from the fields of evolutionary genetics, sexual selection, and epidemiology. Expected outcomes include improved knowledge and techniques that can be used to forecast the growth or decline of host and pathogen populations under different scenarios of warming. This should provide significant benefits, such as helping to identify local wildlife or agricultural populations that are most at risk under the duel threat of parasitism and global change.
ActivityMismatch between host-pathogen thermal ecology impacts adaptation to change
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $470,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeNatural language processing (NLP) has achieved spectacular commercial successes in recent years, and has been deployed across an ever-increasing breadth of devices and application areas. At the same time, there has been stark evidence to indicate that naively-trained models amplify biases in training data, and perform inconsistently across text relating to different demographic groupings of individuals. This project aims to systematically quantify the extent of such biases, and develop models that are both more socially equitable, as well as less prone to expose private data in the learned representations. In doing so, it will make NLP more accessible to new populations of users, and remove socio-technological barriers to NLP uptake.
ActivityFairness in Natural Language Processing
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $468,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeOne of the most critical weather-related safety issues for aviation is atmospheric turbulence caused by thunderstorms. Thunderstorm-generated turbulence is responsible for frequent serious injuries and significant costs to airlines that are ultimately passed on to passengers. Using extensive new data, case studies and state-of-the-art simulations, this project aims to improve our understanding of the dynamics and behaviour of thunderstorm-generated turbulence and its representation in weather forecast models. Expected outcomes of this project include the development of new methods to avoid and predict turbulence for use by the aviation industry. This research should provide significant benefits, such as safer and more efficient air travel.
ActivityImproving the avoidance and prediction of turbulence from thunderstorms
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $235,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 new multiferroic materials for high performance computing and data storage technologies. Semiconductor industry leaders have identified the development of these materials, operating a room temperature, as a key challenge in enabling future high speed, high performance logic and memory devices. The intended outcomes of this work are (i) the delivery of new multiferroic materials by magnetic doping of a semiconductor, strained to a ferroelectric state and (ii) the demonstration of a new paradigm in materials design to realise such materials. The key benefit of this work is the enabling of next generation computing and memory devices exhibiting higher speeds, reduced sizes and lower power consumption.
ActivityTowards room-temperature multiferroics by doping and ionic liquid gating
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $475,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 how genes vary their products to control human brain development, by creating new methods to study gene activity in individual brain cells. Using these innovative methods, this project expects to generate fundamental new knowledge of how the human brain forms. Expected outcomes of this project include widely applicable techniques, strengthened international (UK) research collaborations and highly trained personnel in genomics and neuroscience. This should deliver many benefits, including a better understanding of how the brain forms, training of higher degree by research students, as well as tools and methods of benefit to the academic research and biotechnology sectors.
ActivityThe role of gene isoforms in human brain development
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $479,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 investigates the role of youth in India in challenging or defending notions of equality and freedom. The project will generate new knowledge on liberalism, youth, and political practice using an innovative approach to data collection termed project ethnography and deploying interdisciplinary methods. Expected outcomes of the project include enhanced capacity in Indian studies in Australia, new interdisciplinary collaborations around the topic of youth agency, the development of theory related to liberalism and youth, and a refined set of methods applicable to youth research. Benefits would include greater India literacy in Australia, better knowledge of youth action globally, and an enhanced knowledge base for policymakers.
ActivityLiberalism, Youth, and the Practice of Politics in India
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $705,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeAdaptive immune cell activation results in the acquisition and long term maintenance of specific cellular function that enables efficient immune control of infections. Using advanced cellular and genomic approaches, combined with high-resolution microscopy and cutting edge computational biology, this proposal aims to address major gaps in our knowledge about how alterations in genomic 3D architecture and targeted biochemical modifications impact cell specific gene nuclear positioning and how this regulates changes in gene expression associated with immune cell activation. An outcome will be identification of novel molecular mechanisms that will have broad applicability across cellular biology, and provide novel targets for drug development.
ActivityThe T cell genome in 3D: linking chromatin structure to cellular function
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $454,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeRobotic assistance for humans performing physical tasks provides significant benefits in various sectors from advanced manufacturing and defence through to rehabilitation, prosthetics and aged care. However, most robotic systems are designed with an average user in mind rather than tailored to the individual. This innovative project will focus on developing new techniques for adapting the interface between human and robotic systems, leading to personalised physical interactions that outperform traditional approaches in achieving a shared performance goal even in unstructured environments. The tools developed will be demonstrated using state-of-the-art facilities, and will leverage the unique skill sets of the international project team.
ActivityPersonalised assistive robotic systems: Optimised collaborative teaming
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $390,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeVenoms are complex secretions containing biologically active components that have evolved over millions of years to specifically target the nervous systems of predators and prey. Two novel classes of toxins from snake and plant venoms that act on voltage-gated sodium channels, key proteins that regulate neuronal excitability, were recently identified by the research team. The project aims to develop and apply state-of-the-art chemical, structural and biological techniques to unravel the molecular mechanisms through which these novel toxin classes act at their targets. Insights gained from this project will help identify and develop novel channel-modulating molecules that may have applications as neuroscience tools, diagnostics or drugs.
ActivityToxins from Down Under: Novel tools to understand and modulate ion channels
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $167,911
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeMigration is a defining issue of the 21st Century. Despite its significance, migration is poorly understood because different types of movement are conceptualised, measured and studied separately. This project aims to develop an integrated understanding of multiple forms of population movement in Asia incorporating both internal and international migration and temporary and permanent moves. It will establish the intensity, spatial patterns and interaction between the different forms of migration for countries in Asia, and its impacts at origins and at destinations. The results are expected to provide significant benefits including a strong evidence base for the formulation of national and international migration policy in the 21st Century.
ActivityAsian Migration in the 21st Century: An Integrated Account
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $615,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 understand how mature brain cells form during foetal life. The central hypothesis is that a specific transcription factor family, called NFI, regulates the epigenetic state of the cell, allowing chromatin accessibility and subsequent transcriptional activation and repression to control cellular differentiation. Aims 1 and 2 will investigate how brain cells transition from proliferating progenitor cells to differentiated mature cell types. Aim 3 will investigate how differentiation is maintained in the adult brain. Methods used involve genome and chromatin analyses of cells isolated from transgenic mouse models. Outcomes and benefits are substantial knowledge gain applicable to stem cell regulation and brain health.
ActivityControl of cellular differentiation in the developing brain
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $410,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeAnthropogenic sea level rise is expected to inundate low-lying islands and coastlines around the world, with multiple model projections suggesting that changes in wind patterns will lead to larger than average sea level rise along Australia's east coast and in neighbouring small island nations. Confidence in projections of this spatial sea level rise variability is low, however, due to a strong mismatch between patterns of observed and model-projected sea level rise in recent decades. This work will use a newly developed climate model hierarchy and innovative experimental design to determine the cause of this discrepancy and will produce more credible regional sea level rise projections by clarifying and reducing projection uncertainty.
ActivityImproving the credibility of regional sea level rise projections
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $418,781
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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: To construct and analyse indecomposable representations of significance in conformal field theory. Significance: Conformal field theory plays a key role in many developments in mathematics and physics. Logarithmic conformal field theories govern important systems such as two-dimensional critical percolation. This proposal aims to develop the representation theory necessary for understanding salient features of critical systems described by logarithmic conformal field theory. Expected Outcomes: Novel representations of fundamental importance in logarithmic conformal field theory.Benefit: Resolution of open problems in logarithmic conformal field theory, thus continuing the strong tradition in the field in Australia.
ActivityTowards logarithmic representation theory of W-algebras
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $598,936
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeOur understanding of microbial diversity on Earth has been fundamentally changed by metagenomic characterisation of natural ecosystems. Traditional approaches for visualising microbial communities are time-consuming and provide limited information about the identity of specific microorganisms. The proposed research aims to combine single cell genomics and super resolution microscopy for novel, high-throughput, genome-based techniques to visualise microorganisms, plasmids and viruses, with strain level specificity. The application of these highly scalable approaches will provide comprehensive and unprecedented insight into the fine'scale dynamics and evolution of environmentally and biotechnologically important microbial communities.
ActivityIlluminating the microbial world using genome-based fluorescence microscopy
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $513,835
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeThe project aims to describe the extent of socioeconomic inequity in Australian mental healthcare use, identify the causal pathways that drive inequities, and conduct economic evaluations of programs aimed at increasing healthcare access. Microeconometric methods will be used to analyse large, longitudinal datasets that have not previously been used for this purpose. The project expects to provide a greater understanding of the barriers that people face in accessing treatment and how to overcome them. Such understanding is currently missing from academic literatures and policy inquiries. Ultimately, the research should aid in the design of cost-effective policies that improve health outcomes and that reduce inequities in treatment access.
ActivityMicroeconometric Analysis of Socioeconomic Inequity in Mental Healthcare
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $594,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 experimental and theoretical tools for increasing security in the future quantum networks. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of quantum communication by leveraging on the properties of high-dimensional quantum systems. Expected outcomes of this project include novel protocols for quantum secret sharing that are resistant to experimental noise and an experimental implementation of such protocols. This should provide significant benefits to the development of the quantum internet and its security.
ActivitySecuring the quantum internet with high-dimensional quantum systems
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $360,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 generate viscoelastic soft materials with programmable anisotropy using aqueous suspensions of colloidal rods that have tunable surface coatings. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the rheology and structural characteristics of this unique class of materials. A key innovation is the use of charge-directed polymer self-assembly to control colloidal interactions, suspension rheology and phase behaviour. The intended outcome is spatial control over the orientation of nanostructures, potentially mimicking the structural hierarchy found in nature. This should provide significant benefits to the creation of viscoelastic materials with complex rheology as well as structural, mechanical and optical heterogeneity.
ActivityProgramming anisotropy into responsive soft materials
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $480,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeMagnetic spin vortices are stable whirlpool-like objects that can spontaneously form when magnetic materials are rapidly cooled. This project aims to understand and manipulate spin vortices in a magnetic quantum fluid, one of the cleanest and most controllable magnetic systems. The significance is that spin vortices are potentially fundamental elements of future electronic technologies for advanced storage and logic. The expected outcomes are the ability to create spin vortices on demand, and the characterisation of their suitability for future applications. The benefit is an improved fundamental knowledge of spin vortices, and laying the groundwork for the use of magnetic structures in future spin-based electronics.
ActivitySpin vortex dynamics in a ferromagnetic superfluid
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $365,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeHuman vision is shaped by predictive signals in the brain. Despite a century of speculation, we do not know how this interplay is implemented - particularly during natural viewing. This project will establish and validate new psychophysical protocols for investigating predictive coding in human vision. Experiments will involve natural viewing and eye tracking, so results will generalize to real-life. Studies will seek to clarify how predictions are formed and signalled. This could inform future developments in artificial intelligence, as that cutting edge technology continues to be informed by our understanding of predictive coding in human vision.
ActivityNovel psychophysical paradigms for examining predictive coding in vision
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $508,220
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 examine the social and cultural dimensions of dementia by using a comparative ethnographic approach to examine the experiences of people living with dementia in Australia, Malaysia and India. The project expects to generate new anthropological knowledge about structural inequalities by examining how dementia is responded to in diverse geographic, cultural and social settings. Expected outcomes of this project include the creation of a new evidence-base on dementia and the production of briefing documents to guide global health frameworks. The project should provide significant benefits for people living with dementia by providing locally-relevant strategies to respond to dementia and resultant disability.
ActivityGlobal dementias: Examining structural vulnerability and dementia outcomes
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $381,074
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 understand how gene interactions impact evolution in our warming marine environments. The role of gene interactions is controversial because they are assumed to have little effect on genetic variation for fitness in natural populations. Yet new data show that this effect can be substantial and is enhanced by heat stress, explaining most of the genetic variation available for evolution under stressful conditions. The project aims to use quantitative genetics, genomics, and theory to determine the evolutionary impacts on marine populations facing rapid ocean warming in southeast Australia. The outcomes could change how we view gene interactions, and help us to better predict biological responses to environmental change.
ActivityEvolutionary impacts of gene interactions in a rapidly changing world
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $520,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 role of structural and functional cellular components known as microtubules in nervous system regeneration. This Project aims to use innovative approaches in confocal and electron microscopy, genetics, and cell biology, with the expectation of generating new knowledge into nervous system repair. Expected outcomes of this Project include a comprehensive description of how microtubules are rearranged following nervous system injury and the importance of microtubule modifying proteins in promoting regeneration. This should provide significant benefits in our understanding of the cellular mechanisms behind nervous system repair, and offer new approaches for promoting regeneration after injury.
ActivityMicrotubule structure in nervous system repair
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $246,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 active volcanic continental margins, such as the Ring of Fire, evolves and control the origin of new continental crust. This project expects to generate new knowledge regarding how continents form in such margins using new findings that suggest they undergo cyclical heating and magmatism. The intended outcome is a finely resolved thermal-magmatic temporal history of an ideal example of such a margin. This should provide significant benefits, such as an understanding of how new continental crust forms, and increased predictability of when in the evolution of continental margins significant copper and gold deposits form.
ActivityCyclicity in magmatic arc systems
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $560,468
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 is a study to determine the rate and predictors of child and adolescent experiences of victimisation in an Australian population based sample.This study will address widespread concerns about the experiences of violence by Australian children. No previous population based studies have addressed this issue.Expected outcomes are published papers in major journals, policy relevant data provided to Commonwealth and State governments as well as relevant NGOs. The consequences of child and adolescent victimisation are substantial. This study will point to both the causes and prioritise strategies to reduce the level of violence experienced by children.
ActivityChild & Adolescent Victimisation: Prevalence & Predictors in Australia
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $260,128
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 apply and adapt the latest machine learning techniques to enable companies to utilise their existing customer data to reveal purchase motivations, product preferences, and responsiveness to marketing communications for each single customer. A widespread practice in marketing is to partition customers into broad groups, but customers expect products and services that are tailored to their individual needs. This presents extreme challenges due to the size and complexity of customer databases. The expected outcomes will enable Australian companies to attract and retain more customers, and make more efficient use of their marketing budget. Benefits include equipping companies to better compete domestically and globally.
ActivityInnovative Use of Customer Data for Business Growth
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2021 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $598,184
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 synthetic biology methods to study brain function by utilising engineered plant receptors. This project will expand our ability to manipulate nerve cell function with high specificity and without side effects in freely behaving animals. Plant receptors will be developed into molecular tools in an iterative process that improves key properties using rational protein design. Expected outcomes include innovative and broadly-applicable neuroscience methods and an understanding of receptors involved in plant growth and defense. Benefits of this project include an enhanced capacity to generate knowledge, multidisciplinary training opportunities and patentable synthetic biology technologies.
ActivityEngineered plant receptors as orthogonal neuronal switches
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $583,049
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeBovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is the most significant health problem faced by the beef industry worldwide, causing economic losses of up to $40 million annually in Australia alone. This Project aims to assess an immunostimulant for its ability to induce resistance to infection with bovine respiratory viruses associated with BRD. The Project is expected to generate fundamental new knowledge in veterinary virology. Expected outcomes include scholarly publications. The Project will provide significant benefits, such as advances to fundamental knowledge, training of higher research degree students and proof-of-concept data to promote collaborations with commercial partners to develop novel treatment strategies to limit BRD.
ActivityHarnessing innate immunity to mitigate bovine respiratory disease
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $185,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 deliver a novel simulation framework to accurately predict the behaviour of metered dose inhaler sprays using advanced numerical methods for flash-evaporating turbulent flows developed by the investigators. The project expects to generate new knowledge of the complex physics which occur in these devices through a first of its kind combination of unsteady non-equilibrium thermodynamics, turbulence and spray models. Expected outcomes of this project include a novel ability to predict and optimise the performance of inhalers to suit environmentally-friendly replacement propellants. This will significantly benefit the pharmaceutical sector as it will accelerate the design of next-generation inhalers and propellants.
ActivityEngineering an environmentally-friendly metered dose inhaler
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $485,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 overall aim of this proposal is to understand the mechanisms through which a rare population of regulatory cells maintains skin integrity. Despite their importance, little is known about the regulatory pathways these cells utilise. Previous work from the team has described an innovative technique to enrich these cells for in-depth study and demonstrated their potent regulatory capacity in vivo. This project will enhance our understanding of these cells and uncover their mechanisms of action. The outcomes of this work will therefore provide fundamental new knowledge of skin physiology, and lead to novel insights regarding how healthy skin, which is essential for the very survival and function of a living organism, may be maintained.
ActivitySaving your skin: physiology of immune regulation in mammalian lymph nodes
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $600,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeTight control of the retinal vasculature is crucial for maintaining normal vision. Unlike most blood vessels in the body, those in the retina and brain receive no direct neural control. Rather they rely on support cells to communicate the needs of neurons. This project aims to examine the mechanisms by which resident immune cells, called microglia, regulate retinal capillaries in response to neural activity. New knowledge examining a novel mechanism will be generated. This information is crucial for enhancing our understanding of how blood vessels are controlled in the retina and brain and will guide the development of novel ways of examining blood vessel function.
ActivityNovel mechanisms for regulating the retinal vasculature
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $430,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeDesign optimization in areas of energy, materials processing, manufacturing and aerodynamics often depends on fluid flows adjacent to surfaces (wall-flows), and many such flows are three-dimensional (3-D). At present, 3-D wall-flows are poorly understood, and thus we aim to provide the first comprehensive study of the prototypical 3-D wall-flow on a rotating disk. Experiments in a bespoke facility will cover the important flow regimes (transitional and turbulent), and novel sensors will quantify the detailed 3-D flow structure. By clarifying critical instability scenarios and revealing turbulent flow scaling structure, this project will fundamentally advance physical understanding and analytical and computational models of 3-D wall-flows
ActivityThe Transitional and Turbulent Structure of Rotating Disk Boundary Layers
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $785,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 gut microbiome is central to animal health and immune function, however we have an incomplete understanding of how this important symbiotic ecosystem evolved. By approaching this knowledge gap from a historical perspective and using real-time observation, this project will address how the gut community evolved with the rodent host and how members of that community respond to new selective pressures. The significance of these findings is in their capacity to inform our understanding of the relationship between host and microbe, not only within a key model system, but by extrapolation to other host-microbe systems.
ActivityUnderstanding evolution of dominant bacteria inhabiting the rodent gut
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $605,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeReactive intermediates generated during our metabolism contribute to ageing. Glyoxalase-1 is a key defence enzyme against these toxic intermediates and therefore ageing itself. This project aims to investigate novel pathways how the expression and activity of glyoxalase-1 are regulated. This interdisciplinary project expects to generate new understanding by combining relevant cell and animal models, protein chemistry, epigenetics and structural biology. It is expected that this work will improve understanding of this fundamental biological defence. This will allow us to identify the potential means to enhance the capacity of glyoxalase-1 to the future benefit of biological ageing.
ActivityAugmenting the activity of glyoxalase-1 to increase dicarbonyl clearance
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $477,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeCyber security analysts need to detect and respond to attacks as soon as possible, to minimise the damage attackers can inflict. However, the growth in highly distributed attacks that span multiple networks has meant that massive volumes of data need to be analysed. While machine learning techniques can help filter the data, we need techniques that can automatically provide a focus of attention for analysts on the most relevant observations. Our aim is to devise a novel suite of attention mechanisms that can focus the search of machine learning techniques for cyber security. The results of this project will improve the accuracy and efficiency of detecting distributed attacks across multiple networks.
ActivityLearning the Focus of Attention to Detect Distributed Coordinated Attacks
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $230,095
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeThe project aims to investigate the dynamics of Indonesia's politics today as an extended battle to remember or forget violent events, including those which took place around Indonesia's decolonisation in the 1940s. It will offer new insights into ethical and political issues of how that past has significant bearing upon key political debates in contemporary Indonesia. In addition to conventional archives, the project will examine popular culture (cinema, radio, fiction, newspaper) as an innovative research field in its own right. The project aims to deliver richly-nuanced insights about Indonesia and its longstanding connections with Australia beyond the pursuit of material interests.
ActivityThe politics of (un)forgetting: Indonesia’s nativist decolonisation
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $430,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 of the proposal is to develop an entirely new way of joining functional elements of circuit boards using tailored intermetallic joints that replace traditional solders. The outcome will be that electronic devices, from smart phones to smart grids and electric vehicles, will become more reliable and less susceptible to cracking and circuit failure. Electronics will last longer and less E-waste will be generated. This would revolutionise electronics manufacturing. The project has a high probability of achieving this breakthrough based on unique, world-class expertise in intermetallic compounds and characterisation that has already been established by the international network of Investigators.
ActivityIntermetallic compounds for high reliability electronic interconnections
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $440,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 proposes a new broadband, high-power, laser technology for THz sensing. This semiconductor laser based THz technology is crucial for a wide range of applications requiring the acquisition of THz spectral signatures of materials and high-frame rate hyper'spectral THz imaging. We propose two pathways to engineer this novel THz technology: using a tuneable, coupled-cavity quantum cascade semiconductor laser and by creating the broad emission spectra through active mode locking in a THz semiconductor laser. The THz laser coupled with the self-detection technique is the key to realising this, and will be explored both in model and experiment.
ActivityEngineering the Next Generation of Broadband Terahertz Technologies
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $450,169
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 develop a model of the signature pedagogies and environmental supports that foster the 21st century skills of creativity, innovation, collaboration and cooperation. The project's significance lies in its unique focus on pedagogies of expert creative collaborative practice in four internationally renowned chamber music training environments. These are characterised by individual risk in performance, intensified need for collaborative exchange, and the capacity to juxtapose individual accountability within collaborative practices. Expected outcomes and benefits of the project include a model that has translational application and impact for those professions that rely on generating new knowledge in collaborative settings.
ActivitySignature pedagogies for creative collaboration: Lessons for and from music
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $710,048
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 proposal aims to unlock the power of a 400 million year old evolutionary arms race between two of earth's most successful predators, cephalopods (e.g. octopus) and mantis shrimp (stomatopods). New knowledge in vision (sensor design), neural coding (circuits and information flow) and behavioural (decisions and actions) innovations from these two groups will have fundamental and applied outcomes. The interdisciplinary and comparative nature of the project aims to amplify outcomes in questions of efficient neural coding, optical design and bio-inspired solutions. Benefits from the study include GPS-free navigation in marine engineering and rapid exposure of research results to millions of people through existing communication programs.
ActivityStomatopods v Cephalopods: discovery from an information coding arms-race
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $510,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeSustainable hydrogen production is highly significant towards decarbonised economy. This project aims to develop new classes of organometal halide perovskite quantum dots (OHPQDs) for efficient photoelecrochemical hydrogen production. The key concept is to design toxic Lead free/less OHPQDs for use as stable photoelectrode materials in self-powered sunlight driven water splitting devices. Expected outcomes include new generation advanced materials and revolutionary technologies for efficient solar hydrogen generation. The successful completion of this project will significantly benefit Australia by positioning the nation at the frontier of renewable hydrogen supply technologies.
ActivityPerovskite Quantum Dots for Solar Hydrogen Generation
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $450,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 will design a new solar-powered system for electrosynthesis of ammonia to replace the current energy intensive, non'sustainable process that generates 1.5% of global CO2 emissions. An innovative new system will be developed by combining cutting edge electrochemical, spectroscopic and theoretical methods. Expected key outcomes include novel concepts in the design of advanced materials, and an efficient process for the green ammonia synthesis. Given the strategic importance of ammonia as a future energy carrier for the export of Australian renewables and as a major source of fertilisers, this project should provide significant national economic and ecological benefits and is expected to have a broad reaching global impact.
ActivityBioinspired tuneable catalysts for renewable ammonia production
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $380,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 of this project is to understand how past people in the riverine landscapes of the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) were influenced by and adapted to environmental change. This will be achieved using a novel cross-disciplinary approach combining state-of-the-art palaeoenvironmental and archaeological methods. Indigenous people of the MDB have always been closely linked to rivers, however, over the period of human habitation flows on these rivers were likely subject to changes that exceeded present-day variability. Understanding how these changes have impacted humans, offers clues on adaption to environmental change and aids in developing strategies for living with the inherently variable and vulnerable rivers in drylands.
ActivityEnvironmental and cultural change along the Central Murray River
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $610,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 uses theory and experiment to investigate how neural coding emerges in the developing brain. It adopts the larval zebrafish as a model system, because neural activity can be recorded at whole-brain scale but with single neuron resolution. The project expects to generate new knowledge regarding how neural activity comes to represent sensory stimuli, and new statistical models for interpreting large'scale patterns of neural activity. This will provide significant benefits including greater insight into normal brain development, and the formulation of new concepts potentially relevant for brain-inspired computing. The expected outcomes also include enhanced capacity at the interface between neuroscience and computation.
ActivityHow do patterns of brain activity emerge during early life?
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $390,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeFuture wireless systems of mobile networks and defence platforms will need to offer high'speed, low-delay, reliable connectivity and high bandwidth. With the explosive growth of wireless systems, this creates significant challenges in fronthaul - the link connecting antennas with the signal processors and core network. This project aims to design and develop an innovative fronthaul for wireless systems based on a dynamically reconfigurable, software-defined photonic platform capable of meeting diverse requirements. The outcomes of this project will help build a scalable fronthaul solution to overcome fundamental challenges and realise cost-effective pathways for transforming how future wireless networks and defence platforms are realised.
ActivityPhotonics Platform to Transform Mobile Fronthaul Infrastructure
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $448,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 the cultural, social and psychological aftermaths of wars between 1815 to 1950 from a comparative, transnational perspective. By connecting the displacement of people, the brutalization of warfare and the trauma associated with it, this study will offer a broader and more complex understanding of the experience of civilians and combatants in the wake of armed conflicts. In so doing, it will challenge traditional periodizations which delineate between periods of war and peace, and seek to uncover the profound legacies of war not just within but beyond nation states. This will prompt a re-evaluation of our understanding of what constitutes warfare and its aftermaths.
ActivityAftermaths of War: Violence, Trauma, Displacement, 1815-1950
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $256,500
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeA generation has passed since the fall of Soviet communism, and yet our knowledge about the functioning of the institution at the heart of that system—the chekist state security apparatus—remains highly fragmentary and incomplete. This project will shed light on its history and ongoing legacy through a comparative study of state security archives across a range of East European countries. The project has a double focus, comprising historical work in the archives—using archival documents to advance our understanding of how the security apparatus operated during the late socialist period; and historical work on the archives—investigating how these archives are being used and misused in the region today.
ActivityKGB Empire: State Security Archives in the former Eastern Bloc
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $393,190
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 understand how common species change across regions and how this affects the functions that biodiversity provides across natural and built landscapes. Using a novel, information-rich approach and metric, the project aims to combine simulation experiments, and empirical data using organisms with low (plants) and high mobility (birds). Expected outcomes include new theory and improved biodiversity models, policy and management-relevant insights, new institutional collaborations, and student training. The research aims to provide significant benefits for understanding and monitoring the dynamics of common species, including problem species and common native species in rapid decline.
ActivityThe role of common species in biodiversity turnover and function
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $648,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 vertebrate brain is responsible for up to a quarter of the body's metabolism, a metabolic load that produces large amounts of tissue waste and requires an efficient cleaning system. A recent discovery in zebrafish and preliminary data has uncovered a cell type surrounding the brain that derives from vasculature. These cells play fundamental roles in scavenging and clearing tissue wastes. The project aims to investigate the origins and control of this cell type in zebrafish and mouse brains. This will produce new knowledge in brain development, cellular composition, structure, function and evolution. Outcomes are expected to generate new approaches in stem cell biology, tissue engineering, regeneration and ageing of the brain.
ActivityDefining the origin of a cell lineage that surrounds and cleans the brain
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $461,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 address a growing problem of increasing energy consumption by storing intermittent energy from the sun in affordable and efficient flow batteries. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the areas of materials science and battery research by using innovative theoretical chemistry approaches to studying electrochemical properties of nitroxide radicals in ionic media. The project aims to develop radical organic flow batteries by utilising ionic liquids to stabilise radicals. Intended outcomes of the project include improved efficiency of flow batteries that can store energy from widely used solar panels. This should provide significant benefits to Australia's effort to switch to renewable energy technologies.
ActivityShifting the trend in radical battery research
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $450,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeHow do humans and other organisms prevent the accumulation of dangerous mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) mutations across generations? This Project aims to uncover the cellular and molecular pathways that help prevent the inheritance of mtDNA mutations to offspring by employing cutting-edge genetic technologies that the laboratory has recently developed in the germline of an animal model system. This Project will generate new knowledge in the area of mitochondrial genetics and evolution. Expected outcomes include the development of new theories for mtDNA inheritance, which should provide significant benefits for agricultural breeding programs and the interpretation of mtDNA inheritance patterns in the human population.
ActivityMechanisms that control the inheritance of mitochondrial DNA mutations
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $484,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeInsects use chemical signals, or pheromones, to communicate with conspecifics. To convey information, the pheromone molecules must pass through the atmosphere and physically interact with receptors, typically located on the antennae of the receiver. Pheromones, like other organic compounds, are degraded by ozone, UV light, and radicals. While we know that pheromone plumes attenuate through the dispersal of molecules, the additional impact of pheromone degradation has been ignored. Our project aims to highlight the significance of odour survival for insect chemical communication by examining how atmospheric conditions, including air pollution, affects signal integrity, antennal morphology and signal perception.
ActivityPheromone attenuation: signal perception in changing atmospheric landscapes
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $560,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeLittle is known about the microbiota inhabiting coral skeletons, but several sources of evidence point to their importance in the coral holobiont. Particularly during coral bleaching, drastic changes happen in the skeletal microbiome, with potential beneficial as well as detrimental effects on the holobiont. This project will characterise the functions of skeletal microbiota, how microbial communities are structured along physico-chemical gradients, and how microbial gene expression changes through coral bleaching. This will lead to better insights into the roles of skeletal microbiota in the holobiont, the processes occurring in the skeleton during bleaching, and the role that skeletal microbiota may play in the fate of bleached corals.
ActivityFunctional dynamics of skeletal microbiota in healthy and bleached corals
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $323,779
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeChildren learn many important things by copying others. But how do we best facilitate this where it's culturally appropriate or encourage innovation to support more general learning? This developmental psychology project aims to provide answers, using novel experiments and comparisons of different cultural groups to show how children acquire skills while becoming valued community members. Expected outcomes include the refinement of core developmental psychology theory, introduction of new experimental techniques, and strengthening of international collaborations. This should provide significant benefits to educators, policy makers, parents and those invested in understanding and improving the inter-generational transmission of knowledge.
ActivityTo imitate or innovate: A new look at children's social learning strategies
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $269,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 uneven distribution of ore deposits in magmatic arcs is poorly understood. This project aims to provide new strategies for more effective mineral targeting by testing the hypothesis that anomalous magmatism enriched in metals reflects particular styles of deformation, such as tears in subducting slabs. We will use geophysical modelling to constrain slab structure along the northern boundary of the Australian plate, and geochemical data to establish spatio-temporal links with anomalous magmatism and ore deposits. By identifying the geochemical fingerprint of tear-related magmatism, outcomes are expected to benefit geoscience research and mineral exploration by providing context to similar rock associations in mineral-rich provinces.
ActivityMagmatic response to slab deformation and implications to ore formation
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $420,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 Standard Model of Particle Physics describes the fundamental particles of which matter in the Universe is composed, and the interactions which bind these particles. It is one of the most precisely measured and validated theories which science has produced, and there has as yet been no measurement of fundamental particle interactions which is in conflict with its predictions. This project involving a large international team and highly sophisticated technology will search for evidence of physics beyond the Standard Model by looking for conversion of muons to electrons a reaction which the model prohibits. Observation of this process would be evidence of new particles and interactions, and would revolutionise our understanding of nature.
ActivityProbing for physics beyond the Standard Model in Lepton Flavour Violation
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $560,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 impact gene flow from Denisovans, an archaic hominin species, has had on individuals from Papua New Guinea and eastern Indonesia. These people owe up to 5% of their genomes to these mysterious ancestors, but the repercussions of this finding remain poorly understood. In order to identify the biological contributions these fragments of DNA make to the individuals who carry them, this project aims to combine anthropological genetics with cutting-edge functional genomics in a pioneer multidisciplinary approach. Ultimately, this project may transform our understanding of both the population and evolutionary pressures that have acted upon these groups in the past 50,000 years.
ActivityUnravelling the contributions of Denisovan DNA to the peoples of Oceania
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $935,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 goal of this project is to develop sustainable methods to produce nitrates from air and water, using renewable electricity. This new electrochemical technology will be based on the design of new electrolytes and catalysts supported by advanced theoretical concepts to provide high rate of production and selectivity. This is expected to generate new fundamental knowledge in materials and catalysis science. As traditional production of nitrates for industry and agriculture generates significant greenhouse gas emissions, the core anticipated outcome of this project is a new, sustainable era of nitrogen chemistry. This is also expected to benefit farmers by providing a process for the generation of sustainable fertilisers on a local basis.
ActivitySustainable nitrogen chemistry
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $431,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 further our understanding of the biomechanical stress and strains experienced by contracting human muscles. Using innovative imaging techniques such as microendoscopy and supersonic shear imaging, we expect to generate new significant evidence on the structural and neural factors that lead to areas of high stress in human muscles. Outcomes of this project include not only a new understanding of muscle design on multi'scale level, but also of muscle function and adaptation. This should provide significant benefits in better predicting muscle injury and prescribing safe exercise, knowledge that would benefit biomechanical engineers and sport and exercise professionals.
ActivityStructural and neural determinants of stress and strain in human muscle
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $498,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeConjugate acceptors are common chemicals that are readily available from petrochemical and biomass feedstocks. While they are used extensively to build functional materials, including polymers and medicines, the reactions that they can engage in are largely limited to those exploiting their natural reactivity. In this project, catalysis will be used to allow these ubiquitous building blocks to react in entirely new ways. In doing so new chemical reactions will be discovered that convert simple building blocks into sophisticated fine chemicals. The potential utility of the products is diverse and will enable future applications in fields focused on the preparation of functional materials.
ActivityPolarity inversion of conjugate acceptors: New opportunities in catalysis
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $306,678
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeThe collective benefits of sustainable behaviour tend to be abstract and less obvious compared to the immediate benefits of self-interest. This project aims to examine an avenue through which to make these benefits more concrete and personal – by providing a moral frame to nature. The studies aim to explore how this may be achieved, the socio-ecological factors that might limit such attempts, and the downstream implications for generalised trust and cooperation amongst human groups. We expect the findings will offer insight into an important avenue through which we can leverage human cooperation and trust and promote the value of the common good.
ActivityBuilding trust and sustainability by promoting a moral frame to nature
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $354,415
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 understand the impact of sexual and gender-based violence on the dynamics of conflict. With an innovative mixed method design it will study all reported incidences of sexual and gender-based violence in 41 conflict-affected countries between 1998 and 2018. It will generate new knowledge establishing how and when crimes of sexual and gender-based violence affect the onset and intensity of conflict. The expected outcomes of this project include the identification of the most high-risk situations, the phases of violence, and the improvement of risk assessments for such violence. The project will significantly benefit the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence in conflict-affected situations globally.
ActivityThe Impact of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence on the Dynamics of Conflict
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $393,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 proposes a new paradigm for prediction. Using state-of-the-art computational methods, the project aims to produce accurate, fit for purpose, predictions which, by design, reduce the loss incurred when the prediction is inaccurate. Theoretical validation of the new predictive method, without reliance on knowledge of the correct statistical model, is an expected outcome, as is an extensive numerical assessment of its performance in empirical settings. The new paradigm should produce significant benefits for all fields in which the consequences of predictive inaccuracy are severe. Problems that lead to substantial economic, financial or environmental loss if predictions are incorrect will be given particular attention.
ActivityLoss-based Bayesian Prediction
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $435,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 low-cost and corrosion resistant compositionally complex alloys and associated processes to concurrently achieve high strength and high toughness using an innovative design strategy. The project expects to overcome the major limitations of this new type of alloys, enabling their practical applications in industry, creating new knowledge of materials science. Expected outcomes include commercialisation ready new alloys, breakthrough fundamental understanding of the mechanisms and long-term institutional collaboration. This should provide significant benefits, such as enhancement of Australia's capacity of alloy development and manufacturing and strengthening the country's world leading position in this area.
ActivityDesign of Cost-effective Compositionally Complex Alloys
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $410,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeSolid oxygen fuel cells are a clean energy generation device with very high energy efficiency and if with hydrogen as fuel, the emission is zero. However, the utilisation of hydrogen is limited by on-board storage. Ammonia is a promising hydrogen carrier and can be directly fed to solid oxide fuel cells without fuel storage problem, and the products are just hydrogen and nitrogen. For direct ammonia solid oxide fuel cells, the key challenge is the anode. This project aims to develop a high performance anode for direct ammonia solid oxide fuel cells with both high activity and high stability at low temperature (below 600 degree C), thus addressing a key issue to make the direct ammonia solid oxide fuel cells commercially viable.
ActivityHigh Performance Anode for Direct Ammonia Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $354,344
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation and mitigation across Australia's built environment sectors: design, urban planning, construction and property. Cities are significant contributors to climate change but actions are presently limited, and largely unintegrated across sectors. The project expects to generate new knowledge to advance climate change action. An expected outcome is a framework to guide decision making in the built environment. Through communication to practitioners and policy makers, this project plans to provide significant benefit for Australian cities and society: progressing climate change action, informing investment decisions and reducing the harm and cost of climate change impacts
ActivityIntegrating climate change adaptation and mitigation in built environments
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $141,236
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 transform our understanding of classical Athens. This Greek state is famous for developing democracy to an extremely high level and for being the leading cultural innovator of classical Greece. Less well known is the dark side of this success story. Athens revolutionised warfare, killing tens of thousands of combatants and civilians. There is a good case that democracy itself sustained this military record. But this case has hardly ever been studied. By filling this big gap in our knowledge this project will be highly significant. It will massively increase capacities in research training and international collaboration. The benefits will include new ideas for better understanding the wars that democracies wage today.
ActivityFrom Where the Fine Warships Come: Democratic Athens at War
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $715,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 and characterise a family of novel electronic materials: layers of atomically thin semiconductors stacked with a twist, to realise new electronic phases and new low-energy electronic devices. The project adopts an interdisciplinary approach combining advanced experimental and theoretical techniques. The expected outcomes will be a detailed understanding of the electronic and optical properties of twisted semiconductor superlattices, such that they can be produced with desired properties on demand. The benefits of the project will be new materials for electronics and optoelectronics applications, new links to international organisations, and training of students and postdocs for careers in nanoelectronics.
ActivityTuning electronic and optical properties in twisted 2D semiconductors
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $390,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 open new avenues in quantum device engineering design. This will be achieved through the use of advanced mathematical methodologies developed around the notion of quantum integrability, and the breaking of that integrability. The expert team of Investigators will capitalise on their recent achievements in this field, which includes a first example of a quantum switch designed through broken integrability. The expected outcomes will encompass novel applications of abstract mathematical physics towards the concrete control of quantum mechanical architectures. These outcomes will promote new opportunities for the construction of atomtronic devices, which are rising as a foundation for next-generation quantum technologies.
ActivityQuantum control designed from broken integrability
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $416,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeThe project aims to chart and analyse the representation of the human face in literary texts from the medieval to the contemporary era. It expects to generate comprehensive new knowledge about changing literary and textual discourses about the face by combining rhetorical analysis, the insights of cognitive literary theory, and digital methodologies. Significant outcomes include a deeper understanding of the cultural history of facial expression, identity and emotion, with particular attention to gender and ethnicity. The project's engagement activities will illuminate the relationship between literary history and contemporary social understandings of the face and allow us to better understand current transformations in facial recognition.
ActivityLiterature and the Face: A Critical History
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY
Page  $390,000
Address EAST LISMORE 2480 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 41995651524
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
PurposeHexavalent chromium is a cancer-causing toxin. It can form via heating of natural (unpolluted) soil during bushfires. However, little is known of the processes and factors which govern its formation and behavior in fire-impacted soil. Using a combination of field-based investigations, innovative experiments and cutting edge analytical approaches, this project aims to systematically explore hexavalent chromium formation via fire-induced heating of soil and to examine its post-fire fate in soil systems. The results will transform our understanding of the chromium cycle at the Earth's surface, and will facilitate accurate assessment and mitigation of the risks posed by hexavalent chromium formation in fire-impacted soil.
ActivityUnraveling hexavalent chromium formation and fate in fire-impacted soil
Delivery Area 2480 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $360,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeNetworked control systems are an emerging technology that combines control, communication and computation to deliver solutions for a range of manufacturing, safety-critical infrastructure, such as transport, defence and other Industrial Interent of Things (IIoT) applications. The current analysis and design approaches often take a ``monolithic" view of the system, which render them inadequate for addressing many important IIoT applications. This proposal will exploit specific features and structure of the plant, the communication network and the distributed computation to provide an analysis and design methodology which will deliver significant advances in control and optimised performance of IIoT with benefits to the economy and society.
ActivityEnabling the Internet of Things (IoT): structured networked control systems
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $652,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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, study, engineer and apply a new class of biocatalysts (called asparaginyl endopeptidase enzymes) as versatile tools for manufacturing of advanced therapeutics and bio-insecticides. The expected outcomes include fundamental new knowledge on the mechanism of action of these catalysts, an expanded toolbox for precision engineering of biomolecules and new strategies for production of high-value pharmaceuticals and crop protecting agents. The project is significant because it will contribute to high value biotechnology and agricultural industries in Australia, with the potential for economic, environmental, training and societal benefits.
ActivityUnderstanding the mechanisms of peptide cyclisation
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $380,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeBranching processes are the primary mathematical tool used to model populations that evolve randomly in time. Most key results in the theory are derived under the simplifying assumption that individuals reproduce and die independently of each other. However, this assumption fails in most real-life situations, in particular when the environment has limited resources or when the habitat has a restricted capacity. This project aims to develop novel and effective algorithmic techniques and statistical methods for a class of branching processes with dependences. We will use these results to study significant problems in the conservation of endangered island bird populations in Oceania, and to help inform their conservation management.
ActivityComputational methods for population-size-dependent branching processes
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $377,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeLife histories are the trajectories organisms follow as they develop, grow, reproduce and age; they are shaped by evolution and limited by the physical and biological environment. Recent breakthroughs by the CI allow the computation of life histories in any sequence of climatic environments, with demonstrated potential to gain new insights into the past, present and future responses of species to climate variability and change. This project aims to apply the new methods to understand how species' life histories have adapted to Australia's unique physical conditions and predict how they will respond to future conditions. It will simultaneously lay the foundations for a long-term, open-access research program on species' climate responses.
ActivityComputing the climate-life history nexus for Australia's fauna
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $362,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 understand how insects will adapt to climate change by examining a largely overlooked but economically important group of species: Australian native bees. Native bees are important pollinators of both crops and native plants, but their sensitivity to changes in climate are unknown. Expected outcomes include new knowledge of the resilience of native bees to climate change, and new effective tools for predicting climate change resilience that can be applied to many species. The intended benefits include increasing our understanding of the potential for native bees to act as future pollinators in Australia's natural and agro-ecosystems, and guide policy and management decisions to better protect and conserve our bee fauna.
ActivityPredicting adaptive responses to climate change in Australian native bees
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $514,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeGene delivery systems are important tools in biological research and offer many exciting future prospects. Delivering gene material is very difficult in practice: rapid deterioration, poor cell uptake, and reaching the right tissue and cell types are major obstacles. Ways to overcome each barrier individually have been suggested in existing research but these components have not yet been combined in a single solution, which this project will tackle. This proposal aims to create a technology to stabilise and deliver active gene material to target cells. The gene delivery tool developed in this project will advance biological research greatly with many potential future applications.
ActivityDeveloping a multicomponent platform for targeted gene delivery
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $572,812
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 anthropological study aims to investigate the global networks and emerging markets for assisted reproduction in Southern Africa. It will focus upon the mobilities of patients to South Africa for assisted reproduction and mobility of ova providers, gametes, embryos and medical staff across Africa and to and from Australia. This ethnographic study includes an analysis of the development of the industry, surveys of the numbers of international patients travelling to clinics in South Africa and interviews with staff, patients, gamete donors, and facilitating agencies. This study is anticipated to provide theoretical insights on the social impacts of reproductive travel across national borders for improved public policy responses.
ActivityEmerging assisted reproduction markets in Southern Africa
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $717,363
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeVaccines are used to help control disease caused by herpesviruses in animals, but some vaccination programs may drive the evolution and spread of herpesviruses with increased fitness (transmissibility, replication and virulence) through recombination. This project aims to study an important avian herpesvirus (infectious laryngotracheitis virus) in the natural host (poultry) to gain fundamental knowledge of how vaccination programs influence the emergence of diverse recombinant viruses, and identify which types of vaccination programs are best at preventing the emergence of fitter and more virulent viruses. The results are expected to inform vaccination practices to allow more effective control of these viruses in poultry and other animals.
ActivityImperfect vaccination drives herpesvirus evolution through recombination
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $439,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 new platform technologies for making nanostructured hybrid core'shell materials with exceptionally high drug loading and programmed release. Building on this research team's recent breakthrough in the precision engineering of core'shell materials, this research will revolutionise current approaches for making drug-loaded polymer and inorganic particles. Significant outcomes will include a novel sequential nanoprecipitation platform technology for making drug-core polymer'shell nanoparticles, and a new bio-inspired approach for making hybrid drug-core silica'shell nanocomposites, and new materials for applications in programmed release and delivery systems.
ActivityPrecision-engineered hybrid core-shell materials
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $427,697
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeCapturing CO2 directly from the atmosphere is challenging due to inherently slow mass transfer kinetics. This project aims to overcome this using an enzyme that can rapidly solubilise CO2 from air into water, to produce algae. By engineering the enzyme immobilisation at the air-water interface, this project will activate and protect the enzymes, increasing their lifespan and reducing costs. By understanding mass transfer and enzyme activity in the interfacial immobilisation media, floating enzyme rafts can be developed for deployment over expansive areas, facilitating large'scale conversion of atmospheric CO2 into algae-derived fuels, feeds and chemicals.
ActivityAlgal direct-air CO2 capture through interfacial enzyme immobilisation
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $660,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeThere are >300 2D materials like graphene with potentially exotic and useful electrooptic and superconductor properties that will drive novel industrial applications. This project aims to use advanced computational and experimental techniques to discover and fabricate new 2D hybrid materials built from different layers of 2D materials. This approach is essential as the number of possible hybrids is huge (millions) and current processes to identify and build 2D hybrids are technically challenging and slow. Expected outcomes include defining a new paradigm for efficient identification and synthesis of 2D hybrids with exotic, bespoke properties. The generation of a large database of materials for researchers/industry would be of wide benefit.
ActivityDesign and Fabrication of 2D Hybrid Materials
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $375,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 will use synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, root and rhizosphere biology and rhizosphere modelling to establish detailed mechanistic knowledge of the nitrogen (N) transport and uptake processes at the soil-root interface to develop new, efficient urease and nitrification inhibitors for reliable provision of N to the plant/root system. The reduction of excessive N fertilisation has significant environmental benefits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution. This project will lead to a breakthrough for the triple challenge of food security, environmental degradation and climate change, while improving plant productivity and increasing the profitability of agriculture through lower fertiliser costs.
ActivityConnecting soil nitrogen and plant uptake for greener agriculture
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $440,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeAging is accompanied by a stiffening of the heart and reduced function, which is accelerated by cardiovascular disease and leads to heart failure. How the heart stiffens is poorly understood. A new mechanism is proposed here, involving structural membrane proteins (termed caveolae and cavins) and a signalling molecule (nitric oxide). The current research aims to unravel the interplay between cardiac cells and these proteins/signals to cause stiffness and to determine whether this process governs normal aging of the heart. This work will advance understanding of how heart function is determined and reveal how the human heart changes with normal aging.
ActivityUnderstanding how an old heart gets stiff
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $330,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeGlobally, governments are implementing policies to drive a move to a circular economy. In the process, new materials are being introduced whose potential impacts need to be understood before they are widely used. This project pioneers investigations into the rate and extent of biodegradation of biodegradable plastics in aquatic and soil environments and the associated ecotoxicology of this process. In particular, it aims to quantify the extent to which the surfaces of these materials accumulate environmental pollutants via adsorption and other mechanisms. The outcomes will include conceptual models of biodegradation across environments, including lifetimes and likely impacts, critical information for framing a sustainable plastics industry.
ActivityBioplastics in the environment: lifetimes and toxicology
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $1,023,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeGenomic imprinting is the differential expression pattern of some genes depending on whether the gene copy came from the mother or the father. This differential expression is essential for embryonic development and errors lead to disease. To date, most of our knowledge of the control of genomic imprinting comes from the mouse, but much less is known about this process in marsupials. Our comparative approach, using marsupial mammals that are distantly related to mice and humans, aims to clarify how genomic imprinting mechanisms have evolved, which patterns are conserved across mammals, and which vary. Our proposed research aims to provide new approaches and understanding of this fundamental process essential for the continuation of life.
ActivityAncestral, conserved and novel mechanisms in marsupial genomic imprinting
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $360,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 will identify magnet'superconductor hybrid structures which feature topological superconductivity, a new material class which promises to revolutionise future technology. By performing cutting-edge transport calculations, this project will also predict signatures of topological superconductors for ongoing and future experiments. Expected outcomes of this project include identification of suitable candidate materials and protocols for the quantum design of prototype devices. By providing the theory of advanced structures and devices, this project will inform experiments and pave the way for future technology based on topological phenomena.
ActivityQuantum Design of Majorana Modes in Magnet-Superconductor Hybrid Systems
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $420,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 seeks to reveal the nature of dark energy and thereby explain what is causing expansion of the Universe to accelerate. The project will develop new deep machine learning techniques to weigh galaxy clusters, and apply them to data from the SPT-3G experiment at the South Pole. By comparing theoretical predictions to the observed numbers and masses of galaxy clusters, the project will help determine whether the acceleration is due to dark energy or a breakdown in general relativity. The data science training received by students and researchers on the project will also contribute to a highly skilled STEM workforce for Australia.
ActivityWeighing the Giants: Using Galaxy Clusters to understand Dark Energy
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $365,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposePartially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs) provide a general mathematical framework for sequential decision making under uncertainty. However, solving POMDPs effectively under realistic assumptions remains a challenging problem. This project aims to develop new efficient Monte Carlo algorithms to significantly advance the application of POMDPs to real-world decision problems involving complex action spaces and system dynamics. Both theoretical and algorithmic approaches will be applied to sustainable fishery management --- an important problem for Australia and an ideal context for POMDPs. The project will advance research in artificial intelligence, dynamical systems, and fishery operations, and benefit the national economy.
ActivityPartially Observable MDPs, Monte Carlo Methods, and Sustainable Fisheries
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $354,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 review the application and experience of the non-fatal strangulation offence as a response to domestic violence. Through a mixed-methods design, the project will generate new knowledge about the operation of the non-fatal strangulation offence in practice. This is crucial given that many women escaping domestic violence report non-fatal strangulation from their past partner. Expected outcomes of the Project include the development of law reform and policy recommendations to improve the operation of the offence, enhance service responses and develop professional education. This research will provide significant social and economic benefits through better understanding of the legal response to domestic violence.
ActivityThe non-fatal strangulation offence as a response to domestic violence
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $332,212
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 the complexity of Indigenous affairs governance and the ongoing tensions in the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Australian state. The project expects to generate new data on contemporary Indigenous governance arrangements and analyse them using an original conceptual framework to inform knowledge-exchange workshops designed to advance proposed new approaches. Expected outcomes of this project include concrete proposals for re'setting Indigenous'settler relations and Indigenous affairs policy. This should provide significant benefits in the field of Indigenous governance including plans for more genuine transformation in Australian Indigenous'settler relations.
ActivityRevitalising Indigenous-state relations in Australia
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $625,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 proposal aims to use genetic and cell biological analysis of the vinegar fly, Drosophila, to identify the function of the grainyhead gene in intestinal regeneration. Significance:This gene is conserved in all animal species and appears to be a master regulator of epithelial tissue development but it is unclear how it can both influence stem cell maintenance and production of functional cell types.Expected outcomes:We will identify a new mechanism that governs tissue development, and introduce new imaging and genetic technologies to the Australian research community.Benefit:We expect potential economic and commercial interest in development of new gene analysis tools and biotechnological tissue manipulation applications.
ActivityUsing Drosophila to analyse a master regulator of epithelial homeostasis
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $335,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeHeat transfer dictates the efficiency of energy and transport systems such as gas turbines, high'speed generators and turbochargers. These are among many applications where heat transfer involves turbulent fluid flow over solid surfaces, but where poor understanding of surface conditions leads to dubious models, suboptimal designs and cost penalties. This project therefore aims to advance our fundamental understanding of heat transfer accounting for the practical surface conditions of roughness, solid-fluid pairing and uneven heating. Building on capabilities that now place systematic data within reach, this project will deliver physics-based models that can robustly predict heat transfer, leading to reduced costs of energy and transport.
ActivityUnderstanding turbulent heat transfer with practical surface conditions
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $539,394
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeMusic abilities are core to what makes us human, with singing ubiquitous in all cultures. Anecdotal evidence suggests that singing ability runs in families, supporting its genetic basis, however no research has systematically traced it across generations. Using an innovative web-based singing program and the latest molecular genetic techniques, this project aims to discover singing ability genes through the first Australian study of large families with many talented singers. This will generate new knowledge on the origins of human musicality and help Australia develop a sustainable source of cultural capital. It will build interdisciplinary research capacity and inform bespoke music learning programs that account for individual differences.
ActivityDiscovering genes for singing ability in Australian families
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $199,962
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeHistorically new transport technologies have significantly changed urban form in Australian cities with important business, economic, congestion, social and environmental impacts. Autonomous cars are said to revolutionise tomorrows transport but no research has yet considered long term impacts on land use and city structure. This project explores how land use and travel will change adopting innovative land use and transport models. Outcomes will better prepare Australia for an autonomous travel future.
ActivityThe long-term effects of autonomous cars on land use, access and travel
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $560,286
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 address the legal and policy dimensions of hepatitis C discrimination. Hepatitis C is a major public health challenge linked to profound discrimination, including in law and policy. Treatments introduced in 2016 improved cure rates; optimism about disease elimination is high, but questions remain about discrimination faced by those who are cured. This interdisciplinary project's goal is to generate new knowledge about hepatitis C discrimination in a post-cure context, and identify opportunities for legal and policy reform. Expected outcomes of the project include better legal, social and policy outcomes for Australians cured of hepatitis C, significantly benefiting these individuals directly and society more broadly.
ActivityAddressing hepatitis C-related discrimination in a post-cure world
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $583,897
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 Type IX Secretion System present in diverse bacteria of veterinary, agricultural, environmental and industrial importance enables effector proteins to be secreted and attached to the cell surface where they contribute to disease pathogenesis or degrade biopolymers of commercial interest. This project aims to determine the structure and assembly mechanism of this complex secretion nanomachine comprising 15 different proteins using state of the art microscopy. Knowledge of the structure will greatly enhance our understanding of secretion mechanisms and our ability to both inhibit the system to treat disease in animals or manipulate the system for industrial applications providing future economic and environmental benefits to our nation.
ActivityStructural Characterisation of the Type IX Secretion System
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $449,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 produce new knowledge about laws that have criminalised female genital mutilation (FGM) in Australia since 1994. FGM laws are now subject to robust international criticism, as well as increased concerns among the affected communities. Through the use of innovative primary data collection strategies with law and policy makers, justice system officials and with affected communities in Australia and the UK, the project seeks to produce robust evidence and original insights into the effects of these laws and the potential impacts of proposed legal initiatives. Expected benefits include enhanced legal and policy approaches to FGM that will assist with safeguarding the wellbeing of women and children.
ActivityThe effects of female genital mutilation laws in Australia.
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $437,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 the frequency and mechanisms by which male-harming mutations (those with negative effects limited to males) accrue within the mitochondrial DNA. Theory predicts maternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA will lead to accumulation of these mutations, but the real-world implications of this theory are unknown. Leveraging an innovative approach, this project expects to generate new knowledge into the causes of sex differences in physiology and health. Expected outcomes include insights that advance understanding of fundamental biological processes, and training of students. Expected benefits include strengthening of Australia's research capacity, by setting the research agenda in this rapidly developing field.
ActivityUnlocking the secrets of the mitochondrion
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $365,706
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 identify the temporal and spatial elements that influence the crime prevention actions of private citizens. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and applying a cutting edge methodology, it will be the first study to consider the capacity and availability of capable guardians and their intersection with the environmental contexts they frequent. The project intends to generate new knowledge on the resources needed to ensure individuals can effectively respond to problems when and where they occur. Given the enormous costs of crime to society, the expected outcomes of this project will lead to the development of economically efficient and practical community crime prevention programs that benefit the wider community.
ActivityEveryday guardianship: A space time approach to crime prevention
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $670,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeWe will develop new synthetic strategies to support the development of small molecule chemical probes that bind with high affinity and specificity to a target protein. Such chemical probes are invaluable in elucidating the role of specific proteins in biological pathways. Our novel strategy aims to be rapid, efficient in its use of materials and widely applicable to a range of different protein targets. The core of our approach involves using biophysical binding assays to characterise compounds that are produced on small scale using parallel chemistry. This approach will enable better chemical probes to be developed more rapidly at lower cost than is currently possible.
ActivityDeveloping new tools for chemical biology
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $620,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeMicroorganisms underpin marine ecosystem health, yet there is limited understanding of how they will respond to different environmental pressures. This project will resolve this critical knowledge gap by developing a unique molecular platform for deriving quantitative stress thresholds for microbial communities inhabiting key reef habitats (seawater, sediments, invertebrates). Quantifying how reef microorganisms respond to a broad suite of environmental perturbations (temperature, nutrients, contaminants), will generate stress-response data that can be incorporated alongside eukaryotic data in environmental assessments, greatly improving the ecological relevance and reliability of risk and vulnerability assessments.
ActivityQuantifying the impacts of environmental stress on marine microorganisms
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $220,311
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeThe project aims to establish the geographical and occupational trajectories of different migrant groups after arrival in Australia. Migration within Australia is a key driver of economic, demographic and social change. Recognising the growing diversity of immigrants, including the rapid rise in temporary migration, the project examines post-arrival moves of immigrants by visa type, country of birth and year of arrival. It seeks to improve understanding of the incidence, spatial patterns and drivers of migrants' movement within Australia and the socio-demographic impact on regions and individuals. Such understanding is an essential first step to the formulation of effective immigration and settlement policies and programs.
ActivityWhere migrants go: A study of immigrants' post-arrival moves in Australia
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $490,877
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 understand dynamics of how several brain regions work together to process information. This project will generate new knowledge in brain sciences by using state of the art computational modelling and neuroimaging methods like functional and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging and electromagnetic measurements. This project will develop technologies to compute multiscale, multimodal and directed connectivity in the brain. Expected outcomes of this project will enhance our understanding of the brain's functional organization and dynamics. The benefits of this project will include breakthroughs in development of new neuro-technologies like brain-machine interfaces and neuroscience inspired artificial intelligence.
ActivityMultiscale and multimodal modelling of brain dynamics
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $520,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 advance mathematical knowledge by developing novel tools appropriate for modelling disease elimination. We will apply these new mathematical tools to the significant problem of malaria elimination in Vietnam. The expected outcomes are new tools for modelling disease elimination on a fine spatial resolution with heterogeneities in individual patient characteristics, calibrating models to household level data on disease transmission and designing intervention strategies for maximum effect on disease transmission. The innovative combination of modelling, inference and optimisation ensures that the mathematical methods developed will be broadly applicable to modelling elimination strategies for other infectious diseases.
ActivityOptimising progress towards elimination of malaria
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $470,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeBlood vessels form complex branched networks composed of arteries, capillaries and veins. The development and maintenance of different vessel systems (arteries and veins) is dependent on cell adherence properties within each vessel, yet how these are established and maintained remains unknown. This project aims to analyse the differences in junctional dynamics between sprouting arteries and veins, and to identify arterial and venous signalling networks that make and maintain vessel identity. This project will reveal how adhesiveness is regulated in order to make a hierarchical, functional vascular network, with implications for engineering of functional, vascularised organs in the biotech sector.
ActivityDefining mechanisms behind the formation of hierarchical vascular networks
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $420,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 investigate the application of error-control coding theory in blockchains, focusing on reducing the storage, computation, and communication overheads, as well as increasing the throughput of blockchain networks. The ambition is to develop coding theory in a completely new territory: decentralised, untrusted, and peer-to-peer networks. The intended outcome is to greatly extend the current state of the art of the theory of error-control codes, previously investigated only in the context of centralised architectures, where a server coordinates every task. Practically, the project should provide significant benefits in terms of cost-effectiveness of blockchains, increase in their processing speed, and security enhancement.
ActivityAdvanced error control coding techniques for scalable blockchains
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $369,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 will provide a new history of progressive education in Australia in the mid-twentieth century by investigating its neglected relationship to and effect upon Indigenous education and colonial governance. Using transnational and comparative methods, it will examine how international progressive ideas informed local initiatives, explore the role of Indigenous advocacy for educational reform and build a genealogy of educability and colonial childhood. Brought together for the first time, these investigations will strengthen understanding of Australian Aboriginal and educational history in global and regional contexts and contribute new knowledge and perspectives to current debates about equity, race and divided educational futures.
ActivityProgressive education and race: A transnational Australian history 1920-50s
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $135,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 proposal aims to investigate the chemical synthesis of a number of structurally different natural product target molecules by strategies involving the use of either three or four membered ring'strained compounds to afford key synthetic intermediates in an efficient manner. The key aim of this research is to provide more efficient routes to complex natural products and analogues. The research strives to be at the forefront of modern synthetic organic chemistry and aims to contribute to the Science of complex molecule synthesis.
ActivityRing-Strain Relief: Applications in Total Synthesis
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $700,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeMaterials self-assembled from metal ions and ligands have a range of important applications, including as advanced coatings, adhesives and catalysts. However, these materials have been largely limited to those assembled from naturally occurring ligands such as phenolics, restricting their properties and function. This project aims to greatly expand the range of accessible properties of metal–phenolic materials by combining self-assembly with advanced polymer synthesis techniques. The expected outcome of the project is a new class of functional materials applicable as self-healing coatings, nanoadhesives and antimicrobial surfaces, thus underpinning next-generation technologies in materials science and nanotechnology.
ActivityMacromolecular Engineering of Functional Metal–Ligand Materials
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $538,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 enhance our understanding of gonadal sex determination (testis versus ovary development), using innovative genetic approaches that exploit the avian embryo as a model system. The project aims to define the key molecular events regulating gonadal sex determination in birds. It intends to enhance knowledge in the area of cell biology, embryology, and sex determination specifically. Importantly, it will have application to the poultry industry. Currently, half of all hatchlings (the undesired sex) are culled. The proposed project intends to illuminate those genetic pathways that can be targeted to produce single'sex lines of birds, a major goal of the multi-billion dollar Australian and global poultry industries.
ActivityGenetic regulation of avian sex determination
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $270,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 mechanisms affecting the rolling motions of spheres and cylinders. This international project expects to generate new knowledge of the effect of surface roughness, cavitation and compressibility using novel experimental and computational methods. Expected outcomes of this project include the discovery of the explicit role of surface roughness in allowing bodies to roll, the means of modifying these motions, the wake mechanisms leading to body vibration, and the mixing induced by rolling bodies. This will provide significant benefits to the understanding of the motion of particles and bodies in a range of situations such as particle reactors and sedimentation processes.
ActivityThe Mechanisms determining the Rolling Motions of Bodies
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $650,179
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 function of cysteine rich secretory protein (CRISP) family members in fertility. It is expected to generate new knowledge on the role CRISP1 and 4 play in sperm competition in vivo, and thus, evolutionary processes; to define the role seminal plasma CRISPs play in fertility; and identify the mechanism underpinning their biological activities. This will be achieved using a range of innovative, state-of-the-art approaches. Expected outcomes and benefits include an enhanced knowledge of the mechanisms underpinning fertility and infertility, enhanced collaboration and research knowhow, and an evidence base for future applied projects aimed enhancing fertility in agricultural species.
ActivityMaximizing male fertility: the role of CRISP proteins.
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $347,126
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 the prevalence, experience and variations of ethnic and religious mixed marriage in Australia, which will guide policies that facilitate social integration and cohesion. The implications of a lack of integration have been demonstrated by recent events in Europe and US, which reflect strong anti-immigration tendencies. This project expects to generate new sociological knowledge of ethnic/religious mixed-marriage, new understanding in social integration and enhanced research capacity in the area of migration and integration. This research should provide significant benefits, such as enhanced cultural understanding and appropriate policies that foster social integration of cultural groups.
ActivityMigration, Mixed Marriage and Integration in Australia
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $565,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeAnimal health relies upon innate immune cells to rapidly detect invading microbes and induce inflammatory and antimicrobial responses to clear infection. Mechanisms of inflammation and immune defence are only partly understood. This project aims to elucidate a novel innate immune pathway (the inflammasome) that drives inflammatory cell death and antimicrobial defence. Using innovative multidisciplinary methods, this project will yield exciting new knowledge of mechanisms of inflammation and anti-microbial responses, and new paradigms for inflammasome action. Expected outcomes and benefits include high-impact publications, international collaboration, world-class training for young scientists, and new knowledge for future commercialisation.
ActivityA novel mechanism of host defence via macrophage extracellular traps
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $420,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 Australian dairy industry plays a significant part in the nation's economy, with almost $3 billion in export revenue in 2016-2017. Powdered dairy products extend shelf life and ease of transport, with >20% annual growth in premium products, such as milk protein concentrates and infant formula powders. This project aims to support the development of value-added dairy powders by investigating the impact of a novel high pressure processing technology in enhancing the properties of dairy powders and/or introducing new functionality. Successful outcomes will help expand the offering of high value dairy ingredients and thus increase the global competitiveness of Australian dairy manufacturing.
ActivityTowards New Functionality in Dairy Ingredients
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $288,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeThe project aims to investigate growing divergence between countries' inward foreign investment policies and their increasing links to national security. Novel interdisciplinary collaboration integrating political science, economics and law promises insights into these policy shifts, which appear driven by digitalisation of the economy and the rise of emerging markets (eg China) and State-linked investment. Expected outcomes include clarification of the causes and implications of these shifts and innovative understanding of the connection between national security and economic interests in investment. This new knowledge should enhance balance in investment policy and decision-making, with economic and foreign policy benefits for Australia.
ActivityBalancing National Security and Economic Interests in Foreign Investment
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $200,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 fundamentally to change and enrich our understanding of a dynamic intellectual movement—academic literary criticism between 1920 and 1970. During this period, English (as it was often called) shaped the humanities at both the secondary and tertiary level. It also changed how and why we read literature. This project will produce what the scholarship still lacks: a detailed, analytic account of the history of English in the period, including in Australia, sensitive to the discipline's impact and to the forces which caused it to take new paths in the 1970s. Benefits include expanding academic and public awareness of this rich disciplinary history and informing strategic directions for English in Australia and abroad.
ActivityEnglish: the History of a Discipline 1920-70
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $460,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeConventional plasmonic sensors and devices are rigid, planar, and not stretchable. This project aims to apply plasmene materials developed at Monash's Nanobionics lab to design highly stretchable plasmonic devices (artificial plasmonic skins). Systematic experimental and theoretical studies will be undertaken to understand how the plasmonic skins respond to strains and how they can be used for fabricating novel stretchable devices. Such studies will generate important new knowledge of fabrication, characterisation, and modelling of stretchable plasmene, hence, contributing to further Australian standing in the field of nanotechnology and plasmonics. It may also incubate patentable technologies, bringing potential economic gains.
ActivitySoft Plasmene Nanosheets for Stretchable Plasmonic Skins
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY
Page  $322,487
Address EAST LISMORE 2480 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 41995651524
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
PurposeSeagrass beds play a crucial role in global carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycles. It is unknown how this role is affected by nutrient inputs caused by humans. This study aims to determine, onsite, how elevated nutrients affect seagrass bed C and N cycling. A novel suite of cutting-edge methods will be used, including whole-ecosystem stable isotope labelling. This project is significant because seagrass beds affect the quantity and form of C and N exported to the ocean or buried, thereby impacting global budgets. The outcome will be major advances in understanding global C and N cycles. The benefit is that this will facilitate effective coastal management by improving our ability to predict how nutrients affect seagrass ecosystem services.
ActivityEffect of elevated nutrients on carbon and nitrogen cycles in seagrass beds
Delivery Area 2480 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $383,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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
PurposeTraditional Islamic law and theology developed a wide range of negative positions about people of other faiths. Based on extensive fieldwork, this project aims to understand how and to what extent prominent Muslim religious leaders are transforming these negative positions to positive ones today in Australia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Singapore. The project will lead to an evidence-based understanding of the potential for future interreligious harmony in these countries. Since positive interreligious relations are of domestic, regional and global concern for social cohesion and peace and security, the outcomes of this project will be of significant interest to both scholars and policymakers in Australia.
ActivityInterreligious Relations between Muslims and People of other Faiths
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $161,015
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 state support for Islamic practices in two large, Muslim-majority nation states, Turkey and Indonesia. In these countries, massively-funded bureaucracies allocate state resources for pious practices that until recently were considered outside the national interest. Combining the skills of anthropologists of Islam as well as a public economist, this project will ask which Muslim actors and practices receive and are denied these budgetary allocations. An outcome of the project will be to establish the role in governance of these compacts between Muslims and governments. The benefit is to gauge the prospects for moderate Islam in the two countries that are known as the foremost incubators of progressive Islam.
ActivityIslamic Bureaucracies and Pious Publics in Turkey and Indonesia
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $205,404
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeInstitutional and other theories suggest large firms necessarily engage in public policy to mainly serve narrow firm-centric interests. Yet large firms sometimes also engage in national level policy, such as big business support for policy reforms in Australia in the 1980s. Our central question is: how do large Australian firms articulate their public policy interests and goals, what factors drive this, and with what outcomes? Do they pursue narrow or broader national agendas and how might the two overlap from the perspective of large firms? In this greenfield research we link questions of big business policy engagement with questions of business power and legitimacy and also to questions of national governance capacity.
ActivityIn the National Interest? Large Firms and Public Policy in Australia
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $302,343
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeTechnological disruption has created new possibilities for employment and social interaction in cities, yet comes with many associated challenges for policymakers. This project aims to formulate a critical understanding of the sharing economy as a disruptive social, economic, and political process in Australian cities. The project team will apply advanced spatial analytics and theoretical approaches to three distinct facets of the sharing economy, providing new empirical evidence to explain transformative change in cities. It applies a geographical lens to create to new knowledge regarding who benefits from the sharing economy, and how progressive regulation can enhance the outcomes of disruptive technologies.
ActivityWho Benefits from the Sharing Economy? Disruption in Australian Cities
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $450,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 multifunctional composite electrodes for electrochemical synthesis of ammonia from water, nitrogen gas and renewable energy under ambient conditions. Hydrophobic subnanometre water channels will be integrated with an electrocatalyst to control supply of water as vapour, thereby effectively minimising hydrogen evolution reaction and enabling high-efficiency ammonia synthesis. Expected outcomes include enhanced capacity in developing electrochemical reaction systems, and new fundamental knowledge of electrocatalyst design and reaction engineering. This should provide significant economic and environmental benefits by developing a sustainable manufacturing technology to transform the century-old ammonia industry.
ActivityIntegrated composite electrodes for electrochemical synthesis of ammonia
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $415,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 better methods for predicting traits in an individual based on their genome sequence. This method will be tested in agricultural animals and plants and in humans. The prediction formula is derived from a training dataset that has information on the traits and genome sequence of a sample of individuals. The prediction formula can then be applied to predict the trait in individuals where the trait is unknown. This is useful for selecting the best parents for breeding in agriculture and for predicting the future phenotype of animals, crops and people. The proposed method uses data on very many traits to identify sequence variants that have a function and to predict the traits affected by each variant.
ActivityPrediction of phenotype for multiple traits from multi-omic data
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $506,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeNanotechnology has the potential to transform the way we treat many diseases. This project will investigate a new type of nanoparticle, the caveosphere, and tests its effectiveness as a peptide delivery system. Caveospheres can protect delicate cargo from degradation, target cargo to specific cells that induce the maximum therapeutic response, and can be synthesised in large'scale, cost-effective batch fermentation. This study will:1: Engineer biological function into caveospheres2: Investigate the cellular behavior of the engineered caveospheres3: Determine the therapeutic activity of caveospheres in vitroIt will develop a fundamental understanding of nanoparticles trafficking in cells, to make improved nanoparticle delivery systems.
ActivityCaveospheres: A versatile peptide delivery system
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $508,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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
PurposeMuscle in the body of animals and human has the ability to adapt to stress placed on it, to improve performance. This allows new physical tasks that have been unfamiliar to become easier. One form of stress on the muscle is the demand to work longer without fatigue. This can be important for animal survival or athletes training for sport. A single session of intense muscle contractions can lead to the muscle increasing its capacity for endurance within 24 hrs. This project aims to examine this phenomenon in animals and human to decipher the mechanism involved in the beneficial muscle changes experienced in such a brief time. It will provide benefits such as the potential to manipulate human muscle condition and animal muscle (meat) quality.
ActivitySarcoplasmic reticulum-mitochondrial functional interactions in muscle
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $450,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 how autophagosomes are built during autophagy by using advanced multi-modal imaging and unique gene-edited human cell lines. This project expects to generate new knowledge on how a family of evolutionary conserved proteins regulate autophagosome formation during starvation and stress conditions. Expected outcomes include the development of frontier imaging technologies that can be subsequently utilised for the advancement of any field of cell biology. This should provide significant benefits by placing Australia at the forefront of cell biology technologies and increasing our understanding of how plant and human cells can protect themselves during starvation and stress.
ActivityUnderstanding how cells regulate self eating during starvation and stress
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Melbourne  $760,000
Address CARLTON 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 84002705224
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 understand the role of inflammatory signalling in marsupial pregnancy. This project is expected to explain why inflammation, a processes normally confined to injury and infection, is a part of reproduction in live-bearing mammals. Outcomes of this project include robust measures of the capacity for, impact of, and evolution of, inflammatory signalling in marsupial pregnancy. The project will provide new knowledge about the unique biology of Australia's marsupial fauna.This project will provide significant benefits, including enhanced capacity for reproduction research in Australia, new international collaborations between Melbourne and Yale, and a new explanation for the puzzling role of inflammation in pregnancy.
ActivityInflammation as an early form of maternal-fetal signalling in pregnancy
Delivery Area 3053 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $339,721
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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
PurposeAustralia is experiencing an urban waste crisis. Long-term solutions require new strategies to reduce waste generation. To be effective, these will need to engage and actively involve households. This project examines the capacity for experimentation and innovation in households necessary to transition to low waste cities. It integrates studies of demographic profiles of household waste generation, household low waste experiments and policy rationales and co-design to propose realistic pathways for decreasing waste generation. The research outcomes are critical for understanding and supporting pathways to low waste cities. The knowledge developed will support urban sustainability transitions in Australia and internationally.
ActivityHousehold innovation and the transition to the low waste city
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $192,662
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 advance knowledge of how internationalisation affects the quality of democratic representation in established democracies such as Australia, the US and the UK. It expects to generate new insights into how internationalisation expands or limits the scope for democratic accountability, responsiveness and responsibility. It plans to develop and test new theories with comparative analyses that focus on economic, social and environmental policies. Expected outcomes include improved measures of internationalisation, and insights into the opportunities and challenges it poses for democratic representation. The project should provide significant benefits by countering misconceptions in current academic and public debates.
ActivityInternationalisation and Democracy
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Ryan  $715,000
Address ST LUCIA 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 63942912684
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 proposal aims to elucidate how regulatory elements in the genome, known as enhancers, determine the identity and function of animal tissues. Currently, it is believed that enhancers cannot be traced across evolutionarily distant animals. The project uses novel concepts, computational and molecular approaches to identify deeply conserved enhancers. It further dissects the mechanism of function by proteomics and high-throughput genomics. The expected outcomes will overturn our current view on enhancer evolution and reposition our understanding of how enhancers are functionally encoded in the genome. The work is an important contribution to understanding cellular complexity and species evolution with wide-ranging impact in genetics.
ActivityDeciphering the regulatory principles of metazoan development
Delivery Area 4067 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $543,500
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 examine how genetic variation in humans affects the capacity of exercise to augment neural plasticity and learning. This project expects to generate new knowledge through an innovative approach combining genetics, exercise physiology, and cognitive neuroscience. It is expected the outcomes will have implications for human learning, workplace productivity, and training protocols for rehabilitation and sport. Exercise is a cheap way to enhance neural plasticity and improve behavioural performance, which is of benefit to employers, our economy, and individuals. A possible future application of this research could be the personalised prescription of exercise for brain health based on an individual's genetics.
ActivityHow exercise modulates neural plasticity and memory consolidation
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $450,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 innovative scalable synthesis techniques to produce polymeric nanomaterials with controlled properties and characterise interactions between nanomaterials and cells under flow conditions. This project expects to generate new knowledge in priority research areas of nanotechnology, polymer chemistry and immunology. The outcome of this project is an original scalable and environmentally friendly technology, new knowledge of cell-nanomaterial interactions and new design principles for nanoparticles with potential future applications in drug delivery, immunology and nanomedicine. This project should provide significant benefits to polymer, nanomaterial and pharmaceutical research and industry in Australia.
ActivityBespoke nanomaterials for understanding nano-bio interactions under flow
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Hotham  $540,000
Address CLAYTON 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA ABN: 12377614012
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 extent of overlap between the genetic determinants of the gametophyte and sporophyte shoot meristems.The project expects to generate new knowledge of the evolution and development of land plants by applying comparative genomics and new technologies to a novel model genetic system.Expected outcomes include an elucidation of the genetic basis for one of the key morphological adaptations for life on land.The ability to manipulate the growth and development of plants via the activity of meristems based on fundamental principles has broad agricultural implications.
ActivityThe origin and evolution of the land plant meristem
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Dec 201906 Jan 202001 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20