Monash BDI secures $16m in NHMRC Ideas Grant Scheme
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have been awarded more than $16 million across 16 projects in the highly competitive NHMRC Ideas Grant Scheme for innovative research projects.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants support innovative and creative research, researchers at all career stages, and any area of health and medical research from discovery to implementation.
Awards to BDI researchers reflect the scope of research capability at the BDI, everything from understanding embryo development, to the role of stress in obesity, to how to control antibiotic resistant pathogens, to using the immune system to tackle cancer, and much more.
Congratulations to all who were supported in this 2020 Ideas Grant round. It was an incredibly competitive year and commiserations go to all those who missed out.
We acknowledge the hard work of the NHMRC in managing the peer review process under extremely trying circumstances.
Federal Health Minister, The Honourable Greg Hunt MP, today announced $260 million of funding in this scheme.
Congratulations to all of our researchers who have secured funding in this scheme.
- Professor John Carroll: Mitigating the risks of mitochondrial donation.
- Associate Professor Max Cryle: Combining Antibiotics with Innate Immunity to overcome multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
- Professor Roger Daly: A novel, actionable pathway promoting metastasis of triple negative breast cancer.
- Associate Professor Alex de Marco: Developing high throughput single cell proteomics.
- Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti: Developing improved therapies for cytomegalovirus infections by overcoming viral strain-diversity.
- Dr Anne Fletcher: The role of COX2 in cancer-associated immune suppression.
- Dr Claire Foldi: Motivation for starvation: understanding the neurobiology of anorexia nervosa.
- Dr Thierry Jarde: Characterising the function of niche-derived Neuregulin 1 in colorectal cancer.
- Dr Ruby Law: Developing new immunotherapeutics through studying immune effectors in situ.
- Professor Dena Lyras: The role of host proteases in exacerbating enteric infectious disease.
- Emeritus Professor Helena Parkington: Mechanisms underlying the generation of spontaneous contractions in human uterine muscle: Potential therapeutic target for dysfunctional labour.
- Professor Roger Pocock: Neuronal Regulation of Systemic Metabolic Stress.
- Professor Jose Polo: Developing an in vitro model of a human blastocyst.
- Professor Jose Polo: Reprogramming human fibroblasts into induced trophoblast stem cells.
- Professor Tony Tiganis: Does chronic stress drive obesity and type 2 diabetes?
- Professor Ana Traven: Immuno-metabolic interactions of the fungal superbug Candida auris.
Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences were awarded in excess of $40 million across 43 projects in the NHMRC Ideas Grant Scheme. Read about the other funded projects across the Faculty here.
About the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University
Committed to making the discoveries that will relieve the future burden of disease, the newly established Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University brings together more than 120 internationally-renowned research teams. Our researchers are supported by world-class technology and infrastructure, and partner with industry, clinicians and researchers internationally to enhance lives through discovery.