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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150104532 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150104532]

Researchers Prof David Officer; Dr Pawel Wagner; Dr Klaudia Wagner; Prof Dermot Diamond; Prof Keith Gordon; Dr Larisa Florea

Brief description The controlled transport of chemical species in fluidic systems is essential to the functioning of living systems. Emulating cellular transport processes in synthetic fluidic systems, so as to allow the controlled transport of reagents or products from one site to another, has the potential to add revolutionary capabilities to fluidic platforms. In this project, we will explore the potential and limits of chemopropulsion and its use as a driving mechanism for cargo-carrying vehicles in fluids. The resulting fluidic transport systems could be used to transport medicine in the human body, act as chemical messengers for signal transduction in sensing or other systems or move cargo around microfluidic devices.

Funding Amount 394700

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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