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Research Grants Awarded to RCID Members

The Research Centre for Infectious Diseases has been awarded more than $41 million dollars in competitive research funding since it was established in 2008.

This has enabled the RCID to remain focused as one of the most research intensive centres at University of Adelaide.

RCID Competitive Grant Funding
Applicants Years Funding Body Project Funded Amount
  • CA McDevitt
  • H Harris
  • JC Paton
  • D Wilson
  • A Netting
2015 DVCR Interdisciplinary Research Fund Next generation metalloproteomics $28,000
  • CA McDevitt
2015 DVCR Interdisciplinary Research Fund Bioruptor Plus $50,000
  • JC Paton
  • MP Jennings
  • M von Itzstein
  • B Kobe
  • MJ Walker
2015-2019 NHMRC Program Grant Proteins and glycans in host-pathogen interactions: targets for novel drugs and vaccines $8,795,785
  • JC Paton
  • CA McDevitt
2015-2017 ARC Discovery Grant The critical role of bacterial poly-histidine triad proteins in zinc recruitment. $384,300
  • AW Paton
  • T Lithgow
2015-2018 NHMRC Project Grant Novel perspectives on the function of AB5 toxin B subunits $1,002,230
  • MJ Maher
  • CA McDevitt
  • D Aragão
  • S Iwata
2015-2017 NHMRC Project Grant The molecular basis for manganese uptake by pathogenic bacteria $613,134
  • Z Ahmad
2015 Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Investigation of a novel protein tyrosine phosphatase in Streptococcus pneumoniae $35,000
  • M Alsharifi
2015 The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Gamma-irradiated virus vaccines: concepts and parameters $13,250
  • Lloyd
  • Dore
  • George
  • MR Beard
2014-2018 NHMRC Program Grant Hepatitis C infection: epidemiology pathogenesis and treatment $5,427,855
  • C Trappetti
2014-2016 ARC DECRA Fellowship The molecular determinants of biofilm formation in Streptococcus pneumoniae: novel targets for vaccines and therapeutics. $395,220
  • S Heng
  • CA McDevitt
  • R Kostecki
  • JC Paton
2014 IPAS Extending Collaborations Pilot Projects Towards a light-driven, biocompatible sensor for the rapid detection of bacterial toxins $16,000
  • JC Paton
2013-2017 NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship $808,375
  • CA McDevitt
    (Grant coordinator)
2013 Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation Equipment Grant Zetasizer Nano ZSP for protein characterisation and drug discovery $67,595
  • S Heng
  • CA McDevitt
  • D Stubing
  • R Kostecki
  • AD Abell
2013 IPAS Extending Collaborations Pilot Projects Development of a photoswitchable, membrane-based metal ion sensing platform $8,500
  • VG Lewis
  • CA McDevitt
2013 Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation The role of a Type I secretion system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation $31,000
  • R Morona
  • AJ Standish
2013-2015 NHMRC Project Grant Capsule synthesis and yyrosine phosphorylation
in Streptococcus pneumoniae
$567,767
  • JC Paton
  • AD Ogunniyi
  • M Alsharifi
  • T Hirst
2012-2015 ARC Linkage Grant A single vaccine for influenza and pneumonia. $276,000
  • C Trappetti
2012-2013 Garnett Passe & Rodney Williams Foundation - Training Fellowship The molecular determinants of biofilm formation in Streptococcus pneumoniae: novel targets for vaccines and therapeutics. $150,000
  • CA McDevitt
    (Grant coordinator)
2012 Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation Equipment Grant Sub-cellular particle analysis instrumentation for drug discovery $54,783
  • CA McDevitt
  • JC Paton
  • AW Paton
  • R Morona
  • KE Shearwin
  • A Chapman-Smith
  • B Forbes
  • AD Abell
2012 NHMRC Equipment Grant Temperature controlled protein purification system $62,042
  • SP Kidd
2012-2013 Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation NTHi and its biofilm formation $68,000
  • AJ Standish
  • R Morona
2012 Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation The search for novel inhibitors of capsule synthesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae $35,000
  • AW Paton
2012-2014 ARC Discovery Grant and DORA Fellowship Novel perspectives on the function of AB5 toxin B subunits $860,000
  • CA McDevitt
2012-2014 NHMRC Project Grant The roles of manganese and zinc in host-pathogen interaction $568,375
  • MR Beard
  • N Eyre
  • S Turville
2012-2014 NHMRC Project Grant Imaging the hepatitis C virus life cycle in living cells $461,325
  • CA McDevitt
  • JC Paton
2012-2014 ARC Discovery Grant The molecular basis for bacterial susceptibility to zinc. $255,000
  • JC Paton
2012-2014 ARC Discovery Grant Functional characterization of poly-histidine triad proteins. $275,000
  • MR Beard
  • J Carr
  • S Locarnini
2012 Merck Investigator Studies Program Analysis of Boceprevir drug susceptibility and resistance in HCV genotype 6 $115,000
  • CA McDevitt
  • JC Paton
  • AW Paton
  • R Morona
  • JC Wallace
  • G Booker
2011 NHMRC Equipment Grant Ultracentrifuge $78,000
  • VG Lewis,
  • CA McDevitt
2011 Australian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: PG studentship The role of ABC transporters in Pseudomonas aeruginosa multidrug resistance $15,000
  • MR Beard
  • S Locarnini
2011-2012 ACH2 Phase II. Development of a laboratory based platform to manage patients who develop antiviral drug-resistance to the STAT-C compounds $113,000
  • AW Paton
  • R Morona
  • JC Paton
2010-2011 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenge Explorations A toxin-binding probiotic for prevention of ETEC diarrhea $110,000
  • MR Beard
2010-2014 NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship $560,000
  • CA McDevitt
2010-2011 Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation The role of manganese in the virulence and pathogenicity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa $98,000
  • JC Wallace
  • R Morona
  • GW Booker
  • SW Polyak
  • AD Abell
  • MC Wilce
  • F Song
  • L Zhang
  • B Gao
2010-2011 Dept Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology; Australia-
China Special Fund for Scientific and Technological Cooperation
New medicines for important infectious diseases $198,591
  • A Lopez
  • S Kumar
  • T Hughes
  • H Scott
  • G Goodall
  • W Tilley
  • S McColl
  • JC Paton
  • D Adelson
  • J Gecz
  • J Melo
  • B To
2010 Australian Cancer Research Foundation South Australian Cancer Genome Facility $3,500,000
  • JC Paton
  • AD Ogunniyi
2010-2014 NHMRC Project Grant Molecular analysis of pneumococcal pathogenesis. $1,068,030
  • JC Paton
  • MP Jennings
  • B Kobe
  • AG McEwan
  • R Morona
  • AW Paton
  • MJ Walker
2010-2014 NHMRC Program Grant Pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of bacterial infectious diseases. $9,427,000
  • MR Beard
  • S Locarnini
2010-2011 ACH2 Development of a laboratory based platform to manage patients who develop antiviral drug-resistance to the STAT-C compounds $142,000
  • MR Beard
  • N Shackel
2010-2011 Roche Pillar Award Ultra-deep sequencing of hepatitis C and hepatocytes following interferon exposure $40,000
  • Cooper
  • MR Beard
  • Dore
  • Emery
  • French
  • Kelleher
  • Kent
  • Purcell
2009-2013 NHMRC Program Grant HIV and HCV Vaccines and Immunopathogenesis $17,800,000
  • R Morona
  • JC Paton
  • AW Paton
  • CA McDevitt  
2009 NHMRC Equipment Grant Bacterial cell lysis system $27,000
  • A Cooper
  • DL Adelson
  • BW Brook
  • JM Facelli
  • HB Cross
  • MI Stevens
  • JC Paton
  • T Kok
2009-2011 ARC Linkage Environmental genomics: mining, climate change, water, crime and health. $500,000
  • R Morona
2009 NHMRC Project Grant Intra- and intercellular spreading in Shigella pathogenesis $168,750
  • JC Wallace
  • AD Abell
  • R Morona
  • MCJ Wilce
  • GW Booker
  • SW Polyak
2009 NHMRC Development Grant Proof of concept studies on a novel class of antibiotics $196,000
  • R Morona
2009 Faculty of Health Sciences Research Development Award Mechanism of LPS O antigen biosynthesis in Shigella and E. coli $12,000
  • A Abell
  • SW Polyak
  • GW Booker
  • M Wilce
  • R Morona
  • JC Wallace
2009 Adelaide Research and Innovation Commercial Accelerator Scheme Proof of concept studies on a novel class of antibiotics $250,000
  • AG McEwan
  • MP Jennings
  • JC Paton
2009-2011 NHMRC Project Grant The molecular physiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae during sepsis $568,135
CJ Sumby, JA Carver, JC Wallace, M Hrmova, A Pring, AD Abell, GW Booker, MI Bruce, J Brugger, CM Ford, HH Harris, JC Morris, JC Paton, DJ Peet, SM Pyke, KE Shearwin, RI Menz, CA Abbott, PA Anderson, MH Brown, MR Johnston, KA Schuller, AF Lopez, SM Pitson, SF Lincoln, RA McKinnon 2009 ARC LIEF South Australian Facility for Small and Large Molecule X-Ray Diffraction Structure Determination $560,000
  • AW Paton
  • JC Paton
2009-2012 NHMRC Project Grant Virulence strategies of LEE-negative Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli $744,455
  • MR Beard
  • K Helbig
2008-2010 NHMRC Project Grant Identification of interferon stimulated genes that limit HCV replication and predict therapeutic outcome $468,750
  • JC Paton
  • R Morona
  • AW Paton
  • AD Ogunniyi
  • A Jilbert
  • SR McColl
2008 NHMRC Equipment Grant Facility for in vivo transcriptional analysis of the host-pathogen interaction $61,000
  • JK Morona
  • GW Booker
  • R Morona
  • JC Paton
2008 Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Treatment and/or prevention of pneumococcal disease by designing novel drugs targeting capsule biosynthesis proteins CpsB and CpsD $50,417
  • JC Paton
  • EI Tuomanen
  • DE Briles
2008-2010 PATH Vaccine Solutions Trivalent pneumococcal protein vaccine: Preclinical optimization, GMP production and Phase I US trial $650,000
  • DE Briles
  • JC Paton
  • EI Tuomanen
2008-2010 PATH Vaccine Solutions Pneumococcal vaccine candidates: Efficacy tests in animals $840,000
  • AD Ogunniyi
  • JC Paton
  • LK Mahdi
2008-2011 Meningitis Research Foundation (UK) Chracterization and vaccine potential of pneumococcal virulence factors expressed during meningitis $437,000
  • JC Paton
2007-2012 NHMRC Australia Fellowship $4,000,000
  • AW Paton
  • JC Paton
  • J Rossjohn
2006-2011 NIH Characterization of a novel AB5 cytotoxin $1,400,000 

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