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Results of the 2017 NHMRC Grant Application Round announced

February 13, 2018

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Announcement of ECR collaborative grant funding

March 1, 2018



Congratulations to the two teams of early-mid career researchers who have been awarded start-up grants for collaborative research projects in infectious diseases and related disciplines The one-year grants are designed to promote development of early-mid career researcher networks and foster collaboration between research groups within CREID.


The funded projects are:


Genomics guided surveillance of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine failure in Australian children

Senior Investigators:

Rebecca Rocket (Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology – Public Health, Sydney)

Christopher Blyth (University of Western Australia, Perth)

Irani Rathnayake (Queensland Department of Health)


“Meta-transcriptomic” sequencing to enhance pathogen genomics

Senior Investigators:

John-Sebastian Eden (University of Sydney)

Jason Kwong (University of Melbourne)

Verlaine Timms (Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology – Public Health, Sydney)

Philip Britton (Westmead Children's Hospital)





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