Rapid functional and taxonomic skin microbe characterisation (2016–2019)

Abstract:
The project will leverage established resources and add value to an University of Queensland skin microbiome program by developing (1) methods for detecting and characterising bioactive molecules released by skin microbes, and (2) a novel microspectroscopy method for rapid taxonomic identification. The Monash team will acquire independent spectra and develop classification algorithms. Agilent scientists will participate in strategic planning for applications and product development, as well as independent testing in Agilent Labs. Outcomes from this project will increase our knowledge and research tools in skin microbiome modulation of immunity, and may provide proof-of-concpet data for future commercial product development.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    Faculty of Medicine
    Affiliate Professor
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
    Faculty of Medicine
    Affil Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Chair & Group Leader Metagenomics
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
    Faculty of Medicine
    Affiliated Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Australian Research Council