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Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities - Grant ID: LE160100185 [ 2016 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LE160100185]

Researchers A/Prof Victoria Haritos; Prof Trevor Lithgow; A/Prof Bayden Wood; Prof Dr Falk Schreiber; Prof Sagadevan Mundree; Dr Geoffrey Dumsday; Prof Rodney Devenish; Prof Ewan Blanch; Dr Laleh Vash Moghaddam; Dr Oliver Hutt

Brief description High throughput microbial microculture and single cell analysis facility: To support the emerging research area of microbial heterogeneity and variation in response to conditions, this project aims to establish a facility centred on a 24-microbioreactor system for high throughput microbial culturing. This is designed to be connected to two complementary analysis techniques – flow cytometry and high resolution infra-red microscopy – for the non-destructive measurement of metabolic activities and mapping of constituents of whole cells. This would help us to determine the variation in response between organisms, to guide cell line development and process optimisation for a wide range of biotechnology applications. Expected outcomes may apply to Australia’s brewing, wine, food processing, aquaculture, biofuels, biomedical and biotechnology industries.

Funding Amount 400000

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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