Grants Recipients

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Program Period Project Location Sector Amount Round
Research Fellowships 2017
CONSULT: A connectivity-based surgical planning tool, incorporating advanced functional neuroimaging

Mr Lee Reid

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 180,000
Research Fellowships 2017
A personalised PSA test for prostate cancer diagnosis

Dr Srilakshmi Srinivasan

Queensland University of Technology 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Cost-effective restoration of wetlands that protect the Great Barrier Reef

Dr Fernanda Adame

This project will apply and advance a novel methodology, which incorporates ecological, economic and social factors to determine the most cost-effective restoration projects based on: 1) Restoration should be cheap, feasible and maximise ecological and social returns; 2) Funds should be allocated to wetlands that efficiently trap terrestrial pollutants; 3) Wetlands that deliver additional ecosystem services should be prioritised.
Griffith University 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Advancement and Commercialisation of Spinifex Nanocellulose Enhanced Rubber Products

Dr Nasim Amiralian

Look to make further advancement and commercialisation of spinifex nanocellulose enhanced rubber products. This proposal involves the application of a patented Queensland nanotechnology for the reinforcement of ultra-thin and strong condoms and surgical gloves, and more durable compounded rubber materials. In the manufacture of condoms, latex rubber materials are sought that are resistant to breakage, but also have high flexibility to allow for a close fit and improved feel of sensation.
The University of Queensland 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Easily deconstructed spinifex nanofibres for enhancement of high-performance construction materials

Dr Pratheep Kumar Annamalai

This project aims at address challenges by improving the flexural strength and reducing the shrinkage and surface cracking of cement and concrete materials, and improving in the dimensional stability and durability of bituminous road surfaces and spray-on sealants using the unique, low-cost, high-performance nanofibres that are easily deconstructed from Australian arid spinifex grasses.
The University of Queensland 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Identifying sources of fine sediments to protect the GBR

Dr Zoe Bainbridge

This project will for the first time characterise and trace the origin(s) of the sediments that are most responsible for the declining condition of the GBR. This will enable direct targeting of the sources of this material to achieve maximum benefits to GBR health from catchment management actions.
James Cook University 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Satellite Detection of Marine Pollution in the Great Barrier Reef

Dr David Blondeau-Patissier

This project aims at developing an automated pollution detection system from the synergetic use of advanced optical, thermal and radar sensors from next-generation earth observation satellites
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Targeting genome stability in cancer

Dr Emma Bolderson

Patients presenting with metastatic disease are almost exclusively non-curable. It is vital, that we understand this disease at the molecular level, that we identify new therapeutic targets and biomarkers. It is generally agreed that targeting the genome stability pathways, offer one of the best hopes of tackling cancers. Given the evidence, it is vital that we understand how normal cellular processes protect us from genome instability and how ultimately genome stability functions in cancer and cancer progression. A novel mechanism for cancer treatment has been developed that uses chemically modified DNA molecules targeting DNA repair proteins. This research aims to further characterise these DNA molecules as an effective cancer treatment.
Queensland University of Technology 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Water purification pipes for irrigation using poor quality water resources

Dr Mariam Darestani

Freshwater water resources are declining globally. Although other impurities can also harm plants, so often salt is the main issue. Desalination technologies have advanced significantly but still are energy extensive and costly for irrigation. This research aims to develop a cost-effective technology for irrigation. These water purification pipes comprise of hydrogel layer supporting a membrane that faces poor quality water inside the pipes.
Queensland University of Technology 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Transforming Queensland's agricultural and petroleum waste products into advanced composites.

Dr Kameron Dunn

This project seeks to lay down the initial foundations of an Advanced Carbon Fibre Composite Industry forged from the already existing advantages of local Queensland industries. In the broader context, the project seeks to bridge the divide between the existing Queensland Sugarcane Industry and the Queensland Petrochemical Industry and connect, integrate and equip these Queensland industries with advanced manufacturing capability and knowhow in biorefining.
Queensland University of Technology 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Novel approach to reduce productivity losses from injuries and illnesses

Dr Jason Edwards

To research a novel approach to reduce productivity losses from injuries and illnesses. The aim of this research is to provide evidence-based knowledge to underpin future WHS regulatory interventions and policies.
Queensland University of Technology 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Using telemedicine for improving diabetes management in Queensland

Dr Farhad Fatehi

Will implement and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a mobile-based system to automatically capture and transmit clinical data of people with diabetes in Queensland and enable large-scale remote monitoring and management of patients. This system will utilise Bluetooth and mobile technology to improve the labour-intensive jobs of initiation and titration of insulin for people with type 2 diabetes.
The University of Queensland 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Pushing the boundaries of current numerical geotechnical modelling capabilities

Dr Sergio-Andres Galindo-Torres

This project proposed to extend the current simulation software capabilities for the planning and risk assessment of coal seam gas extraction sites. It is expected that the improved simulation platforms will increase the technical expertise of future consultancy projects, provide tools to visualise and communicate results to the public and carry out applied and fundamental research.
The University of Queensland 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
New therapies for Coeliac Disease: Helminths and their secreted products

Dr Paul Giacomin

The project aims to translate this novel therapy into a larger, placebo-controlled clinical trial and study the mechanisms by which worms control the immune response. Identification of the molecules that the worms produce to suppress gluten-induced pathology will allow the development of pill-based medications for CeD, and potentially other autoimmune or inflammatory conditions.
James Cook University 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
A proactive approach for reducing medication errors in Queensland hospitals

Dr Natassia Goode

This research aims to apply and evaluate a novel and proactive approach to analysing and redesigning the complex work systems involved in medication delivery. Partnering with the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS), the project will analyse: 1) the sub-tasks, people, technologies, information, and the interactions between them involved in tasks associated with medication errors; 2) the network of controls that are used to manage the risks associated with medication delivery; and 3) these analyses will enable a diagnosis of the pathways to failure within the system, and will identify opportunities for system redesign to prevent future errors.
University of the Sunshine Coast 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
MICROpropagator - A Plant Propagation Platform Based on Novel Biomolecules

Dr Alice Hayward

This project will develop MICROpropagator - a world-first, non-GM, non-toxic, root-inducing formula to improve clonal propagation of woody crops. MICROpropagator will be made of newly discovered molecules in plants that control root production. It will be tested in an optimised tissue-culture propagation pipeline for avocado.
The University of Queensland 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Energy Positive Domestic Wastewater Treatment

Dr Shihu Hu

This project will develop MICROpropagator - a world-first, non-GM, non-toxic, root-inducing formula to improve clonal propagation of woody crops. MICROpropagator will be made of newly discovered molecules in plants that control root production. It will be tested in an optimised tissue-culture propagation pipeline for avocado.
The University of Queensland 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Robotic leg-holding device making keyhole knee-surgery easier and safer

Dr Anjali Jaiprakash

This research will analyse data of a robotic leg-holding device, developed to make keyhole knee-surgery easier and safer. This data will be analysed to develop a vision-based robotic leg-manipulation system for better surgical outcomes.
Queensland University of Technology 180,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Intelligent microwave assisted convective dryer for agricultural products

Dr Azharul Karim

This research aims to develop an intelligent intermittent microwave assisted solar drying method, which can be applied to any agricultural products. Theoretical model for IMSD will be developed to investigate quality changes during IMSD. CFD models will be developed to investigate flow and temperature profile inside the drying chamber and silos. This will help to design best shape of the drying chamber/ silo in terms of uniformity of air-flow, heat distribution and product quality. A prototype microwave assisted solar dryer will be manufactures and tested.
Queensland University of Technology 300,000
Research Fellowships 2016
Establishing therapeutic links between early dopamine function and schizophrenia

Dr James Kesby

This project will investigate how alterations in dopamine during brain development can lead to schizophrenia-like behaviours and altered brain function in the adult. Using advanced gene silencing techniques in the rat embryo the fellowship aims to manipulate a key developmental factor within dopamine neurons. The translational component of this research will be to identify therapeutic targets for interventions to help prevent the onset of schizophrenia in high-risk subjects.
The University of Queensland 300,000
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