NHMRC Investigator Grants Success

This week, Monash University has been awarded over $43 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grants, and a new Centre for Research Excellence, to support the work of more than 30 research leaders.

The grants are focused on the four pillars of health and medical research: biomedical, clinical, public health and health services.

Congratulations to all of our Faculty grant recipients:

'A molecular investigation into T cell antigen receptor function and dysfunction in humans’

Professor Jamie Rossjohn

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute 

Awarded:$3,927,015 (Leadership 3)

‘Phosphatases in the pathogenesis of obesity and cancer’

Professor Tony Tiganis

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute 

Awarded:$1,927,015 (Leadership 3)

Understanding complex I assembly for better diagnosis and future treatment’

Dr Luke Formosa

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Awarded:$650,740 (Emerging Leadership 1)

‘Defining the mechanisms that drive cell competition and plasticity in stomach cancer.’

Dr Dustin Flanagan

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Awarded:$650,740 (Emerging Leadership 1)

‘Mitochondria live imaging in mammalian preimplantation embryos’

Dr Jennifer Zenker

Australian Regenerative Medical Institute

Awarded:$1,270,120 (Emerging Leadership 2)

‘Improving the Impact and Efficiency of Perioperative Clinical Trials’

Professor Paul Myles

Central Clinical School

Awarded:$3,241,612 (Leadership 3)

'Better treatments for autoimmune kidney disease and vasculitis'

Professor Richard Kitching

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health 

Awarded:$2,297,570 (Leadership 2)

‘Decoding the drivers of food choices towards sustainable self-management of obesity’

Professor Antonio Verdejo-Garcia

Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health 

Awarded:$2,248,555 (Leadership 1)

Harnessing the power of diverse data to model population impacts of injury and inform health and social policy’

Professor Belinda Gabbe

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Awarded:$1,885,378 (Leadership 2)

‘Implementation research: Delivering impact at the interface between reproductive and metabolic women’s health’

Professor Helena Teede

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Awarded:$1,870,806 (Leadership 3)

Health Risk Assessment of Bushfire Smoke on Children and Pregnancy Outcomes’

Dr Shanshan Li

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Awarded:$1,570,120 (Emerging Leadership 2)

‘Unravelling the Contributions of Sleep Dysfunction to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia’

Associate Professor Matthew Pase

Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health

Awarded:$1,306,096 (Emerging Leadership 2)

‘Risk and resilience in Alzheimer's pathogenesis, cognitive decline and clinical disease progression’

Associate Professor Yen Ying Lim

Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health

Awarded:$1,306,096 (Emerging Leadership 2)

‘Mitigating the consequence of preeclampsia for mother and child’

Dr Kirsten Palmer

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

Awarded:$1,285,060 (Emerging Leadership 2)

‘Genetically defining and pharmacologically exploiting new oncogenic dependencies in Myc-driven lymphoid cancer’

Professor Jake Shortt

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

Awarded:$1,228,048 (Emerging Leadership 2)

'Improving assisted reproductive technology outcomes - a personalised approach'

Dr Rui Wang

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health 

Awarded:$650,740 (Emerging Leadership 1)

‘Improving Neonatal Resuscitation'

Dr Douglas Blank

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health 

Awarded:$450,370 (Emerging Leadership 1)

‘Cell Therapies for Newborn Infants: Translating Promise to Benefits‘ 

Dr Atul Malhotra

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

Awarded:$431,671 (Emerging Leadership 1)

'Reducing Resuscitation Errors'

Professor Mark Fitzgerald

Central Clinical School 

Awarded:$1,500,000 (Leadership 2)

‘Stereo-EEG and precision neuropsychology: optimising epilepsy surgery and minimising neurocognitive risk’

Dr Andrew Neal

Central Clinical School 

Awarded:$650,740 (Emerging Leadership 1)

‘Dissecting the impacts of the bacterial host versus plasmid on the AMR burden’

Dr Margaret Lam

Central Clinical School 

Awarded:$650,740 (Emerging Leadership 1)

‘Transforming outcomes by investigating integrated treatments for methamphetamine use and trauma’

Dr Shalini Arunogiri

Central Clinical School 

Awarded:$450,370 (Emerging Leadership 1)

‘Improving evidence synthesis methods to enhance decision making about public health and policy interventions’

Associate Professor Joanne McKenzie

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Awarded:$2,248,555 (Leadership 1)

‘Healthcare resource utilisation and long term outcomes following critical illness’

Dr Alisa Higgins

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Awarded:$613,240 (Emerging Leadership 1)

‘New Knowledge and Research Capacity for Health Impacts of Global Environmental Change with Big Data, Novel Approach and New Technology’

Professor Yuming Guo

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine 

Awarded:$2,598,844 (Leadership 1)

‘Improving Outcomes after  Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation’

Dr Aidan Burrell

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine 

Awarded:$450,370 (Emerging Leadership 1)

Centre for Research Excellence to transform outcomes of critically ill patients in ICU (CRE-ICU)

Led by Professor Carol Hodgson

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

 

View the full list of Monash grant recipients here.