2014 Research Equipment Grants Funded


Research Equipment Grants (REG)

Research Equipment Grants are directed to providing substantial funding for key research platforms, core equipment and capacities to enhance the cancer research effort in NSW. These grants will support capability development and greater levels of collaboration across the cancer research sector. Research Equipment Grants are open to members of Translational Cancer Research Centres.


Grant ID


Administering Institution

Translational Cancer Research Centre


Funding (ex GST)


Professor Maria Kavallaris

University of New South Wales

Kid’s Cancer Alliance

Dual modality photoacoustic/ ultrasound imaging system for preclinical cancer studies



Dr Christa Nath

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network

Kid’s Cancer Alliance

A UPLC QTOF to improve cancer treatment and outcomes



Professor Stephen Ackland

University of Newcastle

Hunter Cancer Research Alliance

High Throughput Image Capture Platform for Translational Cancer Research



Dr Christopher Scarlett

University of Newcastle

Hunter Cancer Research Alliance

Visualisation of microparticles for development of biomarkers and targeted drug delivery mechanisms



Professor Paul de Souza

University of Western Sydney

Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation  (CONCERT)

An automated micromanipulator platform to capture viable single cells for culture and molecular analyses



A/Professor Anthony Gill

University of Sydney

Sydney VITAL

Nanostring nCounter system for gene expression analysis in fresh and formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue



Professor Christopher Ormandy

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Sydney Catalyst

High-throughput Cytometry for Cancer Research



Professor Christine Clarke

Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research

Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre

Semi-automatic Tissue Microarrayer with digital image integration for enhancement of cancer research within the Sydney West Hub