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Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities - Grant ID: LE140100055 [ 2014 - 2014 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LE140100055]

Researchers Dr Tilmann Harder; Dr Lesley Rhodes; A/Prof Shauna Murray; Prof Peter Steinberg; Prof Gustaaf Hallegraeff; Dr Martina Doblin; Dr John Kalaitzis; Dr Christopher Bolch; Mr Paul McNabb;

Brief description A coupled liquid chromatography mass spectrometer as a core component of an Australian research facility for marine microbial biotoxins: This project will establish an Australian research facility for marine microbial biotoxins. The requested core instrument is a liquid chromatography mass spectrometer to analyse and quantify microbial toxins at ultra-trace quantities against complex sample backgrounds. Specialists in diverse areas of marine ecology and chemistry from three partner universities will team up to focus their research on novel biotoxins and marine natural products. This research is significant in developing a capability to swiftly respond to the emergence and outbreak of novel toxins. This facility will foster the collaboration with the partner organisation, the Cawthron Institute, a world leading research institute of marine biotoxins.

Funding Amount $290,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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