School of Biological Sciences researchers secure government grants for 2015 and beyond

19 November 2014

In the last month, our academics have been awarded grants from the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council totalling $5,354,641.

"It's wonderful to see these successes in such a competitive funding climate; and across such a diverse range of biological disciplines," said Head of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Clare McArthur."Congratulations to everyone involved."

The School of Biological Sciences grants beginning in 2015 include:

ARC Discovery Projects

Professor Maria Byrne(and others) - Adaptive capacity of marine invertebrates in a climate change ocean($725,100)

Professor Benjamin Oldroyd and Dr Alyson Ashe- Parental imprinting and epigenetic inheritance in honey bees ($424,000)

Professor Benjamin Oldroyd and Dr Rosalyn Gloag- Asexual reproduction and social parasitism I honey bee invaders ($364,700)

Associate Professor Penelope Smith (and others) - The role of the ammonium transport bHLHm1/AMF1 regulatory loci in plants ($454,700; administered by the University of Adelaide)

Associate Professor Charlotte Taylor (and others) - Agent-based virtual learning environments for understanding science ($666,000)

NHMRC Project Grants

AssociateProfessor Neville Firth (and others)- Horizontal and vertical transmission mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus multiresistance plasmids ($396,398)

Professor Steve Simpson (and others) - Ageing and latelife health: calories, macronutrients or branched chain amino acids? ($725,174)

Professor Steve Simpson (and others) - Defining factors that contribute to individual diversity in the diet-health axis ($1,598,569)