Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP180101957 [ 2018 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Spencer Williams; Prof Gideon Davies

Brief description This project aims to develop a detailed molecular description of the sulfoglycolysis pathway, a major pathway involved in cycling an abundant sulfolipid. The project will use an integrated chemical, biochemical and structural approach to illuminate how sulfoglycolysis degrades sulfolipid to access its elemental and energy constituents. Expected outcomes include an advanced understanding of the biosulfur cycle, the development of new chemical approaches to manipulate sulfur cycling for agricultural and biotechnology applications, and deepened ties to leading international researchers. Potential benefits include new strategies to reduce dependence on agricultural fertilisers, promote gut wellbeing, and control insect pests.

Funding Amount $496,925

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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