$2 million in health and medical research grant funding for University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has been awarded just over $2 million for three projects in health and medical research, the Federal Member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird, said today.

“This important funding investment in health and medical research is part of an overall $673.7 million package for over 1000 grants to support the work or researchers, research projects and research institutions across Australia.

“I am absolutely delighted that researchers at the University of Wollongong have been recognised for their outstanding research into a range of areas to address improvements in diagnosis, treatment and cure of illnesses that affect all Australians”, Ms Bird said.

The research projects funded include:

Chief Researcher                      Brief title of research project Funding Awarded Professor Nicholas Dixon Nucleic acid synthesis and cell division in bacterial pathogens. $943,319 Professor Xu-Feng Huang Schizophrenia: reversal of antipsychotic frug-induced obesity $597,988 Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld Improving radiation therapy of static and moving targets using high special resolution real-time dosimeters. $526,325

Funding grants are provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Over the last 2 years, the Commonwealth Government has invested $207.7 million at the University of Wollongong.

20 October 2011

For further detailed information on the research projects, please contact the University of Wollongong directly.