Research Infrastructure

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Here you can find details of the outcomes of past and currently funded grants in this program stream, including example application forms and guidelines.

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Research Infrastructure Grants

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.

2018

Administering Institution

Application Title

Application Name

TCRC

Amount

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Accessible and affordable real-time whole genome, methylome, and transcriptome sequencing for personalized cancer research

Dr Martin Smith

Sydney Catalyst

$237,000

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Vectra Polaris multispectral imaging platform for cancer immunology

Professor David Thomas

Sydney Catalyst

$465,910

The University of New South Wales

Australia’s first deformability cytometer – a novel tool for cancer mechanobiology and diagnosis

Professor Katharina Gaus

TCRN

$450,000

The University of New South Wales

The first Australian Magnetic Particle Imaging facility for highly sensitive imaging of molecular and cellular cancer processes

Professor Maria Kavallaris

Kids Cancer Alliance

$634,660

The University of Sydney

NSW Cancer Research Peptide Synthesis Facility

Professor Roger Reddel

Kids Cancer Alliance

$700,000

The University of Sydney

Transmission Electron Microscopes for Cancer and Translation Research

Professor Phillip Robinson

Sydney West

$600,000

$3,087,570

 

2017

Administering Institution

Equipment Location

Applicant Name

Application Title

Amount  (Excluding GST)

Children's Medical Research Institute

Children's Medical Research Institute

Professor Phillip Robinson

High performance computing platform for cancer proteogenomic research

$910,000

Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Associate Professor Mark Molloy

High content oncoproteomics for improved prognostication and treatment response

$605,000

The University of Newcastle

Hunter Medical Research Institute

Professor Rodney Scott

Beyond the Next Generation of DNA Sequencing: Long Read Sequencing using Sequel

$570,000

The University of New South Wales

Children’s Cancer Institute

Professor Michelle Haber

Robotic Acoustic Liquid Dispensing System for Drug Discovery and Personalised Medicine

$759,300

The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales

Professor Maria Kavallaris

Ultra-fast, high resolution, low-dose microcomputed tomography for cancer and vascular imaging in small animals

$383,100

The University of New South Wales

Ingham Institute

The Hon Michael Barton

X-Ray Detectors for Tomorrow's Radiotherapy.

$170,437

The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales

Professor Peter Gunning

Rapid Lifetime and Superresolution Imaging for understanding the molecular choreography of cancer

$600,000

The University of Sydney

Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Professor Graham Mann

BD FACSymphony A5 High Parameter Flow Cytometer for Westmead Research Hub at Westmead Precinct

 

 

$770,000

The University of Sydney

Bosch Institute

Professor Des Richardson

UNcle All-in-One Biologics Stability Platform with Robotic High Throughput Screening System for the Open Access, Multi-Disciplinary Bosch Molecular Biology Facility

$322,250

The University of Sydney

Kolling Institute

Associate Professor Roderick Clifton-Bligh

ZOOMing in on new cancer therapies: Real-time quantitative live cell imaging for cancer research and drug discovery.

$161,820

Total:

$5,251,907

 

2016

Grant ID

Chief Investigator

Application Title

Administering Institution

TCRC

Funding (ex GST)

2016/REG001

Associate Professor Marcel Dinger

The Next Wave of Cancer Genomics: Resolving Complex Structural Variants and Tumour Heterogeneity with Linked Short-Read

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Sydney Catalyst

$220,482

2016/REG002

Professor Minoti Apte

Superresolution light microscope for deep view functional analyses of cancer cells and their microenvironment: a springboard and partner technology for high resolution correlative microscopy studies in cancer research

The University of New South Wales

CONCERT

$530,500

2016/REG003

Professor Des Raymond Richardson

Fast Linear Laser Scanning Technology: The ZEISS LSM 800 Confocal Microscope for the Open Access, Bosch Institute Advanced Microscopy Facility

The University of Sydney

Sydney Catalyst

$300,000

2016/REG004

Professor Derek Hart

A high speed, multichannel fluorescence intravital microscope to provide state of the art imaging facilities essential to ANZAC/ADRI/Concord collaborative cancer research groups.

ANZAC Research Institute

Sydney Catalyst

$412,567

2016/REG005

Professor Peter Gunning

Single-objective selective plane illumination microscope (soSPIM)

The University of New South Wales

TCRN

$375,000

2016/REG006

Professor Richard Lock

A Shared Mass Spectrometry Facility for Discovery and Quantitative Cancer Research, Proteomics and Lipidomics

The University of New South Wales

Kids' Cancer Network

$1,000,000

2016/REG007

Dr Viive Howell

Translational Cancer Research Facility for Pre-clinical image-guided focal radiotherapy

The University of Sydney

Sydney Vital

$826,275

2016/REG008

Professor William Price

Infrastructure for Developing MRI Contrast Agents for Cancer Imaging that Spans from Contemporary to Future Clinical Field Strengths

Western Sydney University

CONCERT

$530,000

$4,194,824

2015

Grant ID

Recipient

Title

Administering Institution

Translational Cancer Research Centre

Funding (ex GST)

15/REG/1-01

A/Professor Mark Molloy

Platform for cancer drug monitoring and metabolite analysis supporting clinical and scientific cancer research

Macquarie University

Sydney VITAL

$468,000

15/REG/1-02

A/Professor Kevin Spring

Molecular barcoding of tissue specimens: setting new benchmarks in biobanking quality assurance and quality control in NSW

University of Western Sydney

Centre for Oncology, Education and Research Translation (CONCERT)

$193,000

15/REG/1-03

Professor Stephen Ackland

Live cell imager for enhancement of pre-clinical cancer studies in the Hunter Translational Cancer Research Centre

University of Newcastle

Hunter Translational Cancer Research Centre

$124,938

15/REG/1-04

Professor Xu Dong Zhang

High resolution fourier transform mass spectrometry platform for the discovery of novel cancer biomarkers and drug targets using label-free and isobaric-tagged approaches for quantitative proteomics.

University of Newcastle

Hunter Translational Cancer Research Centre

$500,000

15/REG/1-06

Professor Phillip J Robinson

An integrated in-cell cancer drug screening system

Children’s Medical Research Institute

Kids Cancer Alliance

$499,762

15/REG/1-07

Professor Peter Gunning

Using fluorescence to determine molecular pathogenesis, progression and treatment of cancer. A Zeiss 880 confocal multiphoton system with Airy detector and fluorescence lifetime capability.

University of New South Wales

Translational Cancer Research Network

$500,000

15/REG/1-08

Professor Paul de Souza

Cryogenic correlative light and immunoelectron microscopy using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) – a new way to look at cancer and its microenvironment.

University of New South Wales

Centre for Oncology, Education and Research Translation (CONCERT)

$500,000

15/REG/1-09

Professor Richard Lock

High-throughput five-laser flow cytometer for cancer research and cancer drug discovery

University of New South Wales

Kids Cancer Alliance

$339,500

15/REG/1-10

Professor Michelle Haber

A high content imager for identification of drugs for precision cancer medicine.

University of New South Wales

Kids Cancer Alliance

$347,024

15/REG/1-12

Professor Des Raymond Richardson

Biacore T200 Molecular Interaction Analysis System for the Open Access, Multi-Disciplinary Sydney Cancer Research Core Facility

University of Sydney

Sydney Catalyst

$354,048

15/REG/1-13

Professor Deborah Marsh

Streamlining specimen preparation for researchers from samples stored in biobanks

University of Sydney

Sydney Vital

$83,797

15/REG/1-14

Dr Dinny Graham

Covaris Evolution Adaptive Focused Acoustic Ultrasonicator for enhancement of cancer research within the Sydney West Hub

University of Sydney

Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre

$70,762

15/REG/1-15

Professor Peter Andrew Lay

Portable Infrared Spectroscopy Equipment for Cancer Diagnosis, Research into Prevention of Cancer by Understanding the Role of Diet, and for Drug Development and Studies on Efficacy.

University of Sydney

Sydney Catalyst

$102,000

15/REG/1-16

Professor Nico van Zandwijk

Expanding Basic, Clinical and Functional Genomic Cancer Research at Concord Campus

Asbestos Diseases Research Institute

Sydney Catalyst

$385,470

15/REG/1-17

Dr David Croucher

Harnessing multiplexing technology to advance personalised medicine.

Garvan Institute

Sydney Catalyst

$51,983

15/REG/1-18

Professor Chris Goodnow

Single Cell Genomics for Cancer Research

Garvan Institute

Sydney Catalyst

$500,000

15/REG/1-19

Dr Warren Kaplan

Standardised Genome Analyses for Every Cancer Researcher in NSW

Garvan Institute

Sydney Catalyst

$495,000

$5,515,284

 

2014

Grant ID

Recipient

Administering Institution

Translational Cancer Research Centre

Title

Funding (ex GST)

14/REG/1-01

Professor Maria Kavallaris

University of New South Wales

Kid’s Cancer Alliance

Dual modality photoacoustic/ ultrasound imaging system for preclinical cancer studies

$350,000

14/REG/1-03

Dr Christa Nath

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network

Kid’s Cancer Alliance

A UPLC QTOF to improve cancer treatment and outcomes

$91,959

14/REG/1-04

Professor Stephen Ackland

University of Newcastle

Hunter Cancer Research Alliance

High Throughput Image Capture Platform for Translational Cancer Research

$282,614

14/REG/1-05

Dr Christopher Scarlett

University of Newcastle

Hunter Cancer Research Alliance

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

$125,199

14/REG/1-07

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

$270,000

14/REG/1-10

A/Professor Anthony Gill

University of Sydney

Sydney VITAL

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

$500,000

14/REG/1-14

Professor Christopher Ormandy

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Sydney Catalyst

High-throughput Cytometry for Cancer Research

$304,000

14/REG/1-15

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

$124,640

$2,048,412

 

2013

Grant ID

Recipient

Administering Institution

Translational Cancer Research Centre/Unit

Title

Funding (ex GST)

13/REG/1-01

A/Prof Sandra O'Toole

Sydney Local Health District

Sydney Catalyst

Implementing next generation sequencing of advanced lung cancer and melanoma in clinical practice

$152,784

13/REG/1-02

A/Prof Jarad Martin

Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group Limited

 

Hunter Translational Cancer Research Unit

Advanced Radiation Oncology Clinical Trials: A Remotely Accessible Solution for Treatment Plan Review

$105,771

13/REG/1-03

Prof Des Richardson

University of Sydney

Sydney Catalyst

BioMark HD High-throughput Real Time & Digital PCR System for the Open Access, Multi-Disciplinary Sydney Cancer Research Core Facility

$326,895

13/REG/1-04

A/Prof Andrew Katsifis

Sydney Local Health District

Sydney Catalyst

Preparation of PET Radiopharmaceuticals for Imaging Cancer

$325,000

13/REG/1-05

Dr Warren Kaplan

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Sydney Catalyst

Finding Patients Like Mine. A Computer Storage Cluster For Analysing Trillions Of Genome Datapoints To Guide Patient Therapy And Cancer Research

$498,614

13/REG/1-06

Prof Patrick Brennan

University of Sydney

 

Sydney Catalyst

A mobile imaging platform to further transform breast cancer imaging research in NSW initiated by BREAST.

$417,524

13/REG/1-07

Prof Maria Kavallaris

University of New South Wales

 

Kids Cancer Alliance

A pre-clinical 3D tomographic optical imaging system for the University of New South Wales research precinct

$373,000

13/REG/1-08

Prof Phillip Robinson

Children's Medical Research Institute

 

Kids Cancer Alliance

Multi-centre screening and development platform for pre-clinical drugs for glioblastoma

$426,467

13/REG/1-09

Prof Barbara Fazekas de St Groth

University of Sydney

 

Sydney Catalyst

CyTOF mass cytometry platform

$500,000

13/REG/1-10

A/Prof Jennifer Byrne

University of Sydney

 

Kids Cancer Alliance

Automated in situ analysis capacity for translational cancer research

$160,000

13/REG/1-13

Prof Paul De Souza

Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

 

South West Sydney Translational Cancer Research Unit

An Integrated Molecular Platform for Profiling Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) and DNA (ctDNA) in Cancer Patients

$155,000

$3,441,055

2011

Grant ID Recipient Project Title Administering Institution Funded
11/REG/1-01 Prof Christine Clarke High Speed Cell Sorter for Flow Cytometry Core Facility University of Sydney $550,000
11/REG/1-02 Prof Des Richardson Seahorse Extracellular Flux (XF) Analyzer for the Multi-Disciplinary Sydney Cancer Research Core Facility University of Sydney $315,000
11/REG/1-05 Prof Gary Halliday A small animal bioimaging facility for monitoring cancer cells and molecules in vivo University of Sydney $290,136
11/REG/1-06 A/Prof Richard Lock A high end multilaser flow cytometry analyser for the University of New South Wales/Children's Cancer Institute Australia Cancer Research Hub University of New South Wales $355,000
11/REG/1-07 Prof Peter Gunning Imaging cellular responses with super resolution microscopy and optical tweezers University of New South Wales $350,000
11/REG/1-08 Dr Greg Arndt Integrated high content imaging system for drug discovery University of New South Wales $650,000
11/REG/1-10 Dr Warren Kaplan High Performance Computing And Data Storage To Empower Cancer Researchers In NSW To Do Their Own Next-Generation Sequencing Analyses Garvan Institute of Medical Research $736,887
11/REG/1-11 A/Prof Mark Molloy Higher sensitivity and deeper proteome analysis for cancer research using the newest generation Orbitrap mass spectrometer Macquarie University $646,175
11/REG/1-13 Prof Philip Doble Three dimensional lymph node imaging: Improving detection of sentinel nodes to reduce false negatives University of Technology, Sydney $447,155
11/REG/1-14 Dr Michael Buckley The implementation of next generation sequencing in cancer genetic diagnosis South Eastern Sydney Local Health District $507,127
11/REG/1-15 Prof Roger Daly A triple quadrupole mass spectrometer for biomarker verification and validation and cancer systems biology. Garvan Institute of Medical Research $341,025
$5,188,505

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