2007-08 Research

Congratulations to the researchers who successfully sought grants in the ACT Health and Medical Research Program funding round for 2007/08.

The call for applications in 2007 received 21 applications, fifteen for Large Project Development Grants and six for Short-term Fellowships. All applications were assessed by the ACT Health and Medical Research Council.

The call for applications in 2007 received 21 applications, fifteen for Large Project Development Grants and six for Short-term Fellowships. All applications were assessed by the ACT Health and Medical Research Council. Details of the successful research projects can be found below.

Congratulations to the researchers who successfully sought grants in the ACT Health and Medical Research Program funding round for 2007/08.

The ACT Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher MLA, noted that:

"This support will help the ACT to maintain its reputation for scientific excellence in health and medical research.

Funding was awarded to the following applicants in the 2007/08 funding round:

Funding recipients

Prof Ian Ramshaw

Australian National UniversityThe Development of a Cross-strain and Cross-subtype Pre Pandemic Influenza Vaccine
This project aims to develop a cross-strain and cross-subtype vaccine based on cell-mediated immune responses to internal influenza antigens to provide coverage against H5N1, H1N1 and H3N2

Dr Matthew Cook

The Canberra Hospital and Australian National UniversityRegulation of cutaneous mast cell-mediated inflammation
This project aims to examine how IgE, T cells and intrinsic signalling influences mast cell activation and their effect on atopic dermatitis using a unique mouse model

Dr Kevin Saliba

Dr Kevin Saliba

Australian National University Riboflavin utilisation by malaria parasites as an antimalarial drug target
This projects aims to determine whether the mechanisms by which the malaria parasite acquires and utilises riboflavin (vitamin B2) can be targeted by riboflavin analogues to kill the malaria parasite, both in vitro and in vivo.

Ms Jennie Yaxley

The Canberra Hospital and University of CanberraDevelopment of graduated home-based wobble-board strength and balance training programs
This fellowship will enable the researcher to develop and tiral a Sequential Wobbleboard Exercise Program, that progressively challenges balance through gradual increases in instability.

Dr Ljubov Simson

University of CanberraAdult Stem Cell Release by Novel Small Modified Sugars
This project aims to develop, optimise and characterise a panel of novel small modified sugars that have been identified to initiate adult stem cell release

Prof Klaus Matthaei

Australian National UniversityNew Mouse Model for Interferon Action in Human Viral Diseases
This project aims to generate a new mouse model that will allow the analysis of the antiviral activity of p150, an interferon (IFN)-induced isoform of the adenosine deaminase ADAR1 and its contribution to IFN side effects