Grant success for SMS

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Today the NHMRC announced the outcomes of funding over $670 million from the 2015 round of applications, and Single Molecule Science have plenty to celebrate.

Researchers at SMS are thrilled after collectively bringing in seven NHMRC project grants and an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). One of those project grants and the DECRA were nabbed by postdoctoral fellows Elizabeth Hinde (NHMRC) and Enrico Klotzsch (ARC) from the Gaus lab.

Testimony to the collaborative spirit cultivated by Katharina Gaus, group leaders successful in this year’s grant round teamed up with fellow SMS group leaders. Well done Till Böcking, Yann Gambin, Jérémie Rossy, Emma Sierecki and Maté Biro, who were each chief investigators on multiple funded grants. Till even pulled in a couple as CIA.

This funding will help the researchers at SMS unravel the mysteries surrounding the immune system, HIV and cancer by understanding cellular and protein interactions, and cell structure, signalling, movement and much more.

This year, 516 project grants were awarded by the NHMRC in total, with the funding rate continuing to drop down to 13.7%.

Full funding outcomes are available at the NHMRC and ARC websites.

Date Published: 
Monday, 9 November 2015