[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP170100096]
Researchers Prof Una Ryan; A/Prof Paul Monis; Prof Benjamin Thierry; Dr Brendon King; A/Prof Jillian Carr; Mr Duncan Middleton; Dr Andrew Ball; Dr Mark O'Dea
Brief description This project aims to resolve a significant problem for water utilities. Microbial pathogens Cryptosporidium, norovirus and adenovirus are the main public health concern for drinking water in developed nations. Water monitoring is limited by the lack of fast, reliable detection methods and viability assays for these pathogens. This project will use a novel gut-on-a-chip to develop for the first time rapid infectivity assays for Cryptosporidium, norovirus and adenovirus. Significant benefits include improved diagnostics and water disinfection assays, improved water treatment and reduced costs with global impact.
Funding Amount $355,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects