[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100459]
Researchers Dr Ashley Franks; Dr Maurizio Labbate; Dr Sarah Strycharz-Glaven; Dr Jermont Chen
Brief description The aim of this project is to develop, using synthetic biology, electrically integrated microbial biosensors for the detection of heavy metals in the environment. Building on our existing technology, this project will produce novel ‘biobricks’ capable of electrically integrating electric microbes into real time environmental monitors for heavy metal contaminants. This expansion of synthetic biology, and integration of electric bacteria into sensor systems, will result in a new platform technology that expands our abilities to protect the ecology, agriculture and health of terrestrial, marine and agricultural at risk areas from economic and environmental damage.
Funding Amount 310000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects