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Research Outcomes | Project 1141

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

Join the research team behind Project 1141 for a knowledge sharing event to learn about the outcomes of this project

Cyanobacterial blooms are a global water quality concern that affects drinking water, recreational areas, and irrigation systems. These blooms not only cause ecological disruption and unpleasant water aesthetics, but also produce harmful toxins that pose serious health risks to humans and animals.

The research, led by Assistant Professor Aaron Jex at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), highlights the potential of using molecular methods to detect and quantify cyanotoxin biosynthesis genes more efficiently and accurately. This approach offers several advantages, including cost-effectiveness, rapid turnaround times, and enhanced ability to forecast bloom toxicity.

This event provides an opportunity to learn more about the project outcomes, particularly the proven benefits (both operational and economic) of molecular diagnostics in cyanobacteria management, and how they can be adopted in routine testing alongside traditional diagnostic methods. Attendees will see a demonstration of the costing analysis that can be used to support in-house decisions on whether in invest in molecular diagnostic tools for cyanobacteria management.

This event is FREE and exclusively for WaterRA members. We encourage our Utility members to attend.

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June 25
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
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