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Australian Research Council Research Network for Parasitology - Seed Funding

Funding: 2004: $30,000

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Special Research Initiatives Seed Funding for Research Networks for projects starting 2003)
Australian Research Council (Other funds for ARC projects)

Start year: 2003

Summary: Parasites are a major cause of death and suffering in humans and animals throughout the world. The ARC Research Network for Parasitology aims to bring together Australia's finest researchers and establish a world class environment and web of facilities that attracts and retains the most talented young investigators and places Australia in a strong position to deal with current and future parasitological threats. The Network will focus and enhance Australia's fundamental, strategic and applied parasitology research capabilities to : (1) develop new approaches to vaccination; (2) identify novel drug targets; and (3) ensure the sustainability of wildlife and ecosystem health.

Keywords: Parasitology, Disease control, Diagnosis and surveillance, Biosecurity, Biodiversity, Ecosystem health,

FOR Codes: Parasitology, Medical Parasitology, Sociobiology and Behavioural Ecology, Biological sciences, Infectious diseases, Prevention-biologicals (e.g. vaccines), Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Biological Preventatives (e.g. Vaccines), Behavioural Ecology