2019 Seed Fund Results

Our 2019 MIME Seed Funding round was a huge success which saw:

  • 19 project-proposal applications for unmet clinical needs submitted by our clinicians following the Affinity Meeting process.
  • 17 full project proposals that were rigorously reviewed and ranked by a panel of discipline experts.
  • 12 projects short-listed for further consideration, and the teams invited to make a formal presentation to an expert panel.
  • 9 projects chosen for Seed Fund Grants.
  • 1 project to receive a Top-Up Grant (this project having received a Seed Fund Grant in the 2017 Round).
  • Over $510,000 in Seed and Top-Up Grant funding awarded.

Thank you to all clinicians who submitted an unmet clinical need and to all researchers who submitted a project proposal. We extend our congratulations to the top 10 successful project teams, and look forward to the 2020 MIME Seed Fund round.

The results of the 2019 funding round are listed in the Table below.

Title of Project Clinical Champion Additional collaboration researchers

Improving outcomes in CPR patients

A/Prof Dion Stub

Lead CI Dr. Andrew Stephens
Dr. Shaun Gregory
Dr. Aidan Burrell
Dr. Christopher Nickson

Developing automated technology to improve neonatal breath sound assessment

Dr. Atul Malhotra

Lead CI Dr. Faezeh Marzbanrad

The “melanopic eye” wearable for healthy light exposure

A/Prof. Sean Cain

Lead CI Dr. Jon McCormack
Prof. Daphne Flynn
Dr. Rowan Page
Dr. Andrew Phillips
A/Prof. Vineetha Kalvally
Dr. Elise McGlashan

Improved outcomes for trauma patients

Prof. Silvana Marasco

Lead CI Dr. Andrew Stephens
Dr. Shaun Gregory
Dr. Aidan Burrell
Prof. Kumud Dhital
Adj.Prof. Robert Salamonsen
Lasse Strudthoff

Early detection of carbapenem resistance

Prof. Anton Peleg

Lead CI Prof. Nicolas Voelcker
Prof. Jonathan Baell
Dr. Beatriz Prieto-Simon
Dr. Roshan Bharath Vasani
Dr. Glen Carter
Prof. Stephen Rose

Accelerometer for head injury

Prof. Biswadev Mitra

Lead CI Dr. Elahe Abdi
Dr. Faezeh Marzbanrad
Dr. Teresa Howard
Prof. Jeffrey Rosenfeld

Development of a 3D ophthalmic simulator model

Prof. Zoe Keon-Cohen

Lead CI Prof. Zoe Keon-Cohen
Dr. Andrey Molotnikov
Prof. Paul McMenamin
Dr. Sam Liu
Dr. Thomas Hardy

Simulation-based ECMO educational model

A/Prof. Vincent Pellegrino

Lead CI Dr. Shaun Gregory
Rezan Jafary
Dr. Sam Liao
Dr. Andrew Stephens
Dr. Ashkan Vatani
Divindi Tarushi
Dr. Aidan Burrell
Dr. Chris Nickson
Dr. Steven McGloughlin
Dr. Timothy Byrne

Simulation-based ECMO educational model

A/Prof. Vincent Pellegrino

Lead CI Sam Liao
Dr. Shaun Gregory
Rezan Jafary
Dr. Andrew Stephens
Dr. Ashkan Vatani
Dr. Aidan Burrell
Dr. Chris Nickson
Dr. Steven McGloughlin
Dr.. Timothy Byrne

Top Up Funding

Thrombosis in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

A/Prof. Vincent Pellegrino

Lead CI Dr Shaun Gregory
A/Prof. Christoph Hagemeyer
Dr. Erik Westein
Akshita Rana
Dr. Beeri Niego
Prof. Julio Soria
Dr. Isaac Pinar
Prof. Harshal Nandurkar
Dr. Ashkan Vatani
Dr. Sam Liao
Dr. Josie Carberry
Prof. David Kaye
Dr. Aidan Burrell
A/Prof. Robert Salamonsen