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Monash University

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The overall research aims of Monash University are:
  • To increase the quantity and quality of the University's research output:
  • To strengthen the University's research training program;
  • To develop research activities which support developments in the University's educational programs locally and internationally;
  • To promote public awareness of the University's research achievements
  • To strengthen the University's research links with other research organisations, nationally and internationally and with industry and other users of research.
Research at Monash covers the full spectrum from basic to applied and ranges across the arts and humanities, social, natural and health sciences and the professions. The University is determined to preserve its strength in basic research, which underpins its successes in applied research and to continue to make a distinguished contribution to the cultural life of the nation.

Monash research embodies the three key themes of the University: innovation, engagement and internationalisation. Researchers and postgraduate research students at Monash address fundamental questions of disciplinary and professional knowledge, as well as the problems of government, industry and the community.

Monash aims to strengthen existing relationships and develop new strategic partnerships with other universities, industry and government research agencies.

All Faculties at Monash have been involved in finalising Faculty Research Management Plans which accord with the objectives of The Monash Plan 1999-2003. They include Faculty based assessments of their current research strengths and emerging research strengths, in addition, they aim to identify strengths which have potential for development.

 

Department of Microbiology
http://www.med.monash.edu.au/microbiology/index.html
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Pathogenesis of ovine footrot
Chief Researcher: Rood Prof J
Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: VETERINARY--SHEEP;--VACCINES
GENES-ENGINEERING--EXPRESSION; --GENOME; --RECOMBINANT
Research Field Classification: 300507 Microbiology (excl. Virology)


Pasteurellosis in poultry and cattle
Chief Researcher: Adler Prof B
Sponsors: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: VETERINARY--POULTRY;--CATTLE;--VACCINES
GENES--ENGINEERING--EXPRESSION; --GENOME; --RECOMBINANT--MAPPING
Research Field Classification: 300507 Microbiology (excl. Virology)


Vaccines in swine dysentery
Chief Researcher: Adler Prof B
Sponsor: Intervet International
Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: VETERINARY--PIGS;--VACCINES
GENES--ENGINEERING--EXPRESSION; --GENOME; --RECOMBINANT--VECTOR
Research Field Classification: 300507 Microbiology (excl. Virology)

 

Faculty of Medicine
Centre for Human Development
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Production of elite breeding stock by nuclear transfer and embryo multiplication
Chief Researcher: Trounson Prof A
Sponsors: Dairy Research & Development Corporation; Meat and Livestock Australia; Genetics Australia
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BOVINE; BREEDING; CLONING
Research Field Classification: 300401 Animal Breeding


Centre for animal clonal genomics for biomedicine
Chief Researcher: Trounson Prof A
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: RAT--CLONING
Research Field Classification: 300402 Animal Reproduction


Nuclear cloning of terminally differentiated fetal and adult somatic cells of mice
Chief Researchers: Lacham-Kaplan Dr O
Supervisor: Trounson Prof A
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MOUSE--CLONING; --DEVELOPMENT; --GROWTH
Research Field Classification: 300402 Animal Reproduction


Cryopreservation of ejaculated and epididymal sperm for mouse mutants and analyses of the safety of such methodology
Chief Researchers: Kola Prof I, Trounson Prof A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (USA)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: SPERM--PRESERVATION; --MOUSE
Research Field Classification: 300402 Animal Reproduction


Somatic cell nuclear transfer and developmental normality in mice
Chief Researchers: Cram Dr D
Supervisor: Trounson Prof A
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: : MOUSE--CLONING; --DEVELOPMENT; --GROWTH
Research Field Classification: 300406 Animal Growth and Development


Development of nuclear transfer/cloning techniques for the preservation of the endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat
Chief Researchers: Giles Dr J
Supervisor: Trounson Prof A (PhD)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CLONING; ENDANGERED SPECIES; WOMBAT
Research Field Classification: 300402 Animal Reproduction


Identification and cloning of embryonic stem cell-specific genes
Chief Researcher: OíBrien C (PhD)
Supervisor: Mountford Dr P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CLONING; EMBRYONIC STEM--CELL SPECIFIC GENES
Research Field Classification: 300402 Animal Reproduction


Nuclear reprogramming in the mouse
Chief Researcher: Munsie M (PhD)
Supervisor: Mountford Dr P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: NUCLEAR REPROGRAMMING
Research Field Classification: 300402 Animal Reproduction


Freeze drying genetic material for use in assisted reproduction
Chief Researcher: Pangestu M (PhD)
Supervisor: Shaw Dr J
Sponsor: Asian Development Bank; Indonesian Government Scholarship
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: FREEZE DRYING; REPRODUCTION
Research Field Classification: 300402 Animal Reproduction


Donor cell cycle phase: Effects on development in bovine somatic cell nuclear transfer embryos
Chief Researcher: Korfiatis N (M.RepSc)
Supervisor: Lacham-Kaplan Dr O
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BOVINE; NUCLEAR TRANSFER; SOMATIC CELL
Research Field Classification: 300402 Animal Reproduction

 

Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Methods for screening compounds that regulate spermatogenesis
Chief Researcher: Loveland Dr K
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ANIMAL REPRODUCTION CONTROL; CONTRACEPTIVE SCREENING
Research Field Classification: 300402 Animal Reproduction

 

Faculty of Science
Centre for Green Chemistry
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

The design, manufacture and use of chemical processes that have little or no pollution potential or environmental risk and are both economically and technologically feasible
Chief Researchers: Raston Prof C L, Duggan Dr P J, McNaughton Dr D, Perlmutter Dr P, Chaffee Dr A, Jackson Prof W R, McKelvie Dr I, Robinson Dr A, Deacon Prof G B, MacFarlane Prof D R, Murray Prof K S, Spiccia Dr L, Forsyth Dr M
Supervisor: Raston Prof C L
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CHEMISTRY--GREEN; --SUSTAINABLE; BENIGN SYNTHESIS; CLEANER PRODUCTION; ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES; ENERGY EFFICIENT MATERIALS
Research Fields Classification: 250401 Separation Science
250102 Chemistry of Catalysis
250301 Organic Chemical Synthesis


Infrared and raman analysis of bacteria producing polyhydroxybutyrates by fermentation
Chief Researcher: Kansiz Dr M (PhD)
Supervisor: McNaughton Dr D
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: FERMENTATION
Research Field Classification: 290101 Fermentation, Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology

 

Department of Chemistry
http://web.chem.monash.edu.au/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Freeze drying techniques for protein based drugs
Chief Researcher: MacFarlane Prof D
Sponsors: David Bull Laboratories; Fauldings
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: DRUGS
Research Field Classification: 290105 Other Industrial Biotechnology


Development of new inhibitors of endothetin converting enzymes
Chief Researcher: Perlmutter Dr P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: PROTEIN
Research Field Classification: 270805 Genetic Engineering and Enzyme Technology

 

School of Applied Sciences
http://www.gippsland.monash.edu.au/science/
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Effects of biosolids on plant germination and growth
Chief Researchers: Wright Dr W, Moss J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BIOSOLIDS; FERTILISER; NUTRIENTS; PINUS RADIATA
Research Fields Classification: 300299 Crop and Pasture Production nec
309901 Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (Application etc.)


Clonal identification of elite specimens of Pinus radiata using molecular fingerprinting techniques
Chief Researcher: Walls B
Supervisor: Moss J
Sponsor: Australian Paper Plantations
Current Status: Completed 1998
Descriptors: PINUS RADIATA; RAPD MARKERS; CLONAL IDENTIFICATION
Research Field Classification: 300602 Tree Improvement (Selection, Breeding and Genetic Engineering)


Development of culicinomyces clasvisporus as a biological control agent for mosquitoes
Chief Researcher: Panter C
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: FUNGUS; MOSQUITO; BIOREACTOR; TROPICAL; MALARIA; DENGUE
Research Fields Classification: 270399 Microbiology nec
290101 Fermentation, Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology


Characterisation of the thermophilic bacteria involved in composting of pine bark
Chief Researcher: Panter C
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: PINE BARK; HORTICULTURE; POTTING MIX; THERMOPHILE; BACTERIA; ACTINOMYCETE
Research Fields Classification: 270301 Bacteriology
291199 Environmental Engineering nec


Isolation and characterisation of thermophilic anaerobes from Bass Strait oil production waters
Chief Researcher: Simpson W J
Supervisor: Panter C
Current Status: Completed
Descriptors: EXTREME THERMOPHILE; BACTERIA; ANAEROBE; THERMOANAEROBACTER; THERMOANAEROBACTERIUM; THEMATOGA; OIL; OILFIELD--BASS STRAIT
Research Fields Classification: 270301 Bacteriology
290105 Other Industrial Biotechnology

 

Victorian College of Pharmacy
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
http://www.vcp.monash.edu.au/chemistry/index.html
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Isolation and identification of antiviral and anti-inflammatory components of Gynura plant
Chief Researchers: Davie Dr A (PhD), Jiratchiyakul W (Mahidol University, Thailand)
Supervisors: Wilson Dr J C, Kiefel Dr M J, Iskander Dr M N
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: NATURAL PRODUCTS; BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION; ISOLATION; PURIFICATION; STRUCTURAL ELUCIDATION
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Crystallisation of malaria surface proteins
Chief Researchers: El-Kabbani Dr O, Menting Dr J G T
Supervisors: El-Kabbani Dr O, Coppel Prof R
Sponsors: NHMRC; NIH
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MALARIA; PARASITES; SURFACE PROTEINS; X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel CB1 agonists as potential ion channel modulators
Chief Researcher: Moloney Dr G P
Sponsor: AMRAD
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CANNABINOIDS; CALCIUM CHANNEL; RECEPTORS; AGONISTS
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Investigation of 5-HT4 agonist activities using molecular field analysis
Chief Researchers: Iskander Dr M N, Coupar Dr I M
Supervisors: Iskander Dr M N, Coupar Dr I M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: 5-HT4 AGONIST; MOLECULAR FIELD ANALYSIS; PHARMACOPHORE; X-RAY STRUCTURES; MOLECULAR MECHANICS OPTIMISATION METHODS
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of epibatidine analogues
Chief Researcher: Suendermann J (MSc)
Supervisors: Crosby Dr I T, Lloyd Dr E J
Current Status: Completed 1998
Descriptors: EPIBATIDINE; ALKALOID; EPIPEDOBATES TRICOLOR; SYNTHESIS; PHARMACOLOGICAL EVALUATION
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Synthesis of potential antiviral compounds
Chief Researcher: Bourke Dr D G
Supervisor: Crosby Dr I T
Sponsor: AMRAD
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: HIV; TREATMENT OF AIDS; DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS; BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION; ANTIVIRAL AGENTS
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec


Synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of 5-HT4 agonist compounds
Chief Researcher: Leung L M (BPharm Hons)
Supervisors: Iskander Dr M N, Coupar Dr I M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: SYNTHESIS; 5-HT4 AGONIST; PHARMACOLOGICAL EVALUATION; SAR
Research Field Classification: 270899 Biotechnology nec

 


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