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Australian Research Council Network for Parasitology

Funding: 2005: $450,000
2006: $300,000
2007: $300,000
2008: $300,000
2009: $150,000

Project Member(s): Smith, N.

Funding or Partner Organisation: University of Tasmania
Australian National University (The Australian National University)
University of New South Wales (The University of New South Wales)
Australian Research Council (Other funds for ARC projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Research Networks commencing in 2004)
La Trobe University
La Trobe University
Monash University
James Cook University
University of Queensland (The University of Queensland)
Murdoch University
Flinders University of South Australia (The Flinders University of South Australia)
BTF Pty Ltd (Biotechnology Frontiers Pty Ltd)
Australian Society for Parasitology
Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
SA Museum
Australian Hydatid Control and Epidemiology Program
Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (QLD Department of Primary Industries)
Board of Queensland Museum (QLD Museum)
Austin Research Institute (Austin Research Institute Partner Funds)
Menzies School of Health Research
West Australian Department of Agriculture (Department of Agriculture Western Australia)
Victorian Department of Primary Industries (Department of Primary Industries Victoria)
Australian Army Malaria Institute (Army Malaria Institute)

Start year: 2004

Summary: The ARC Network for Parasitology will focus and coordinate Australia's world class fundamental, strategic and applied parasitology research. This targeted approach will raise Australia's standing in the field, assist in the community's understanding of parasitology and biosecurity and maintain and improve Australia's capacity for keeping its stock, crops, wildlife and people disease-free. On an international scale, the Network will work with other countries to develop new technologies for the detection and eradication of parasites. This emphasis will not only protect Australia's borders but will assist our near neighbours and lead to the development of technologies with an economic benefit to Australia. '',

Publications:

Mai, K, Sharman, PA, Walker, RA, Katrib, M, De Souza, D, McConville, MJ, Wallach, MG, Belli, SI, Ferguson, DJP & Smith, NC 2009, 'Oocyst wall formation and composition in coccidian parasites', MEMORIAS DO INSTITUTO OSWALDO CRUZ, vol. 104, no. 2, pp. 281-289.

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

FOR Codes: Parasitology, Medical Parasitology, Sociobiology and Behavioural Ecology, Biological sciences, Infectious diseases, Prevention-biologicals (e.g. vaccines), Behavioural Ecology, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Biological Preventatives (e.g. Vaccines), Medical parasitology , Emerging Defence Technologies, DEFENCE, Clinical health, Veterinary pharmaceutical products