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Use of MT-PCR in an operational environment to assess the toxicity of algal blooms in Victorian waters

Project Number # 4509-14

Use of MT-PCR in an operational environment to assess the toxicity of algal blooms in Victorian waters

Project Leader:  Nijoy John

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The occurrence of toxic or T/O producing cyanobacterial blooms in many water resources can reduce water quality and more importantly, pose a serious health risk to humans and animals. Therefore, identification and prevention of cyanobacterial blooms require rapid, accurate, sensitive and cost effective tools. The demonstration of the efficiency, sensitivity and reliability of a robotic MT-PCR Cyanodisc method will aid the Victorian Water Industry to preserve vital water resources, improve water quality and protect the health of humans and animals.

 

Supervisor:  Dr Aaron Jex [University of Melbourne]

Sponsor:      Melbourne Water

Mentor:         Dr Daniel Hoefel [SA Water]