Sperm competition and the evolution of ejaculates [ 2005 - 2009 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof LW Simmons; A/Prof JD Roberts

Brief description This research will yield results that are at the cutting-edge in evolutionary biology, that will have a significant international impact, promoting the international profile of Australian science. The award will foster a world-class centre for research, and will train internationally competitive research scientists, adding to Australia's scientific capabilities. Through the development of IVF techniques in frogs, the research has the potential to contribute to conservation outcomes for Australia's native frog fauna via captive breeding programs. The research groups connections with local infertility clinics has the potential to inform those studying human sperm in a time of growing concern over rising human infertility.

Funding Amount $690,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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