Australian scientists head to India

December 19, 2016
Dr Md Shahriar Hossain
Dr Md Shahriar Hossain | Photo courtesy of Paul Jones, University of Wollongong

The Academy has just announced the four Australian scientists travelling to India in 2017 to undertake ground-breaking research at some of that country's leading research institutions.

The Australia–India Strategic Research Fund Fellows have been selected by the Australian Academy of Science from a competitive field of applicants, and will receive a combined amount of $88,000 from the Australian Government to undertake their research.

A reciprocal fellowships scheme funded by the Indian Government will support Indian scientists to visit Australia from early 2017. 

About the reseachers

Dr Md Shahriar Hossain from the University of Wollongong will investigate superconductors for low-cost fusion power for a sustainable future, with the Institute for Plasma Research.

Dr Vicki Thomson of the University of Adelaide will work with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research to study the disease risk from black rat species in India.

Dr Samia Toukhsati from Austin Health, Vic will research the effect of relaxing music on the autonomic nervous system in heart failure patients, with Manipal University and Kasturba Medical College and Hospital.

Dr Mike Williams of CSIRO Land and Water, SA will look at identifying antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance in the Moosi River near Hyderabad using chemical and biochemical markers, with the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology.

Full details of the successful Australian Fellows

More information about the Australia–India Strategic Research Fund

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