Early career researchers

The University of Melbourne research development strategy places a high priority on the support of early career researchers.

The University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher (ECR) Grant Scheme is a core part of the University's research development strategy. It is designed to support early career researchers who demonstrate clear evidence of high research potential to progress their research careers, by funding on a competitive basis high quality research projects and pilot research projects.

This year the following Faculty of Science ECR Grant Scheme recipients are:

Dr. Daniel Dias

Department: School of Botany, Faculty of Science.

Project title: Identification of drug-like natural products from Southern Australian marine algae.

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Dr. Laura Downie

Department: Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Faculty of Science.

Project title: A novel omega-3 supplement for treating dry eye disease.

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Dr. Brandon Menzies

Department: Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science.

Project title: The endocrinology of high calorie development.

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Dr. Nathan Ross

Department: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science.

Project title: Limit Theorems for Probability Models using Distributional Transformation Fixed Points.

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Dr. Ben Sparkes

Department: School of Physics, Faculty of Science.

Project title: Next generation biosensors and quantum memories with diamond nuclear spin.

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Dr. Reid Tingley

Department: School of Botany, Faculty of Science.

Project title: Optimal monitoring of freshwater biodiversity using environmental DNA.

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