Informatics approaches to improving risk assessment and response to outbreaks of communicable diseases [ 2006 - 2008 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr V Sintchenko; Prof EW Coiera; Prof GL Gilbert; Mr DJ Muscatello; Ms HF Gidding; Dr D Dwyer; Mr MJ Bartlett

Brief description The project will address the detection of infections caused by category A biological agents which pose a risk to national security. The project will contribute to Research priority 4 'Safeguarding Australia from invasive diseases and securing our critical infrastructure' by developing detection and alerting techniques for potential catastrophic threats. The Australian community will benefit from more efficient detection and management of potential biothreats to health and infrastructure. The application of the model to other industry sectors will enable better strategic planning and implementation of biosecurity initiatives. The potential national cost-benefit is impressive given limitations of currently used surveillance tools.

Funding Amount $265,000

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