Help Discover Medicines from The Great Barrier Reef (before it’s too late)


Share this campaign

Help raise awareness for this campaign by sharing this widget. Simply paste the following HTML code most places on the web.

Embed Code

<iframe src="https://crowd.science/campaigns/great-barrier-reef-new-medicines/?widget=1" width="260px" height="500px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" /></iframe>

My name is Bryan Fry, and I am a biodiscovery researcher and Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. My team is racing to discover in coral extracts new treatments for diseases such as stroke before it is too late. We need your help to finish the first stage of the biodiscovery process. We have already purified 2,000 compounds and they are ready for testing. We are seeking crowdfunding in order to test these novel molecules for their therapeutic application. Lead compounds will be investigated further. In addition, this will provide proof of concept, which will reinforce the value of coral reefs not just for their inherent beauty, and value to tourism, but also their direct economic value from biodiscovery. This will reinforce why all efforts, from grassroots through to the highest political levels, must be urgently undertaken to save these precious resources.

Bryan_Fry_research-086-745x559v2

Corals and sponges have been rich sources of life-saving drugs, with treatments ranging from cancer to pain. However corals are threatened by climate change and thus time is running out to discover new drugs from them. The recent catastrophic bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has damaged 97% of the coral, with 50% already dead. Thus putting these discoveries forever out of our reach. Cold water corals in Australia’s southern ocean and Antarctica however are intact, for now. We have already isolated over 2,000 unique compounds from them and have crude extracts from several thousand other samples, representing >200,000 more compounds. This project has two funding milestones:

  • Step 1 is to subject the 2,000 purified compounds to a battery of assays to determine their effectiveness for cancer, pain or blood disease treatments.
  • Step 2 is to fractionate the remaining crude extracts and test them in the same tests. We are seeking initial funding for Step 1. This will provide the pilot data and momentum to seek large grants to undertake Step 2.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Why Cures From Corals?

Researching these beautiful organisms is important for many reasons. For example:

  • Corals are disappearing at an alarming rate, thus we need to urgently field collect new samples before it is too late.
  • Corals have already yielded novel treatments for cancer and pain but their capacity for the treatment of diseases such as stroke has been neglected.
  • Corals are crucial to the entire marine ecosystem, if they die out there will be a complete collapse, one that will affect not only tourism but also food we obtain from the ocean. Therefore, reinforcing the economic value of corals due to biodiscovery will strengthen the political arguments for their protection.

bloods

Field Sites: Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s Southern Ocean including the waters of Antarctica

We have already secured samples from climate change endangered species including Antarctica. As part of this project we will collect additional samples, with a particular focus upon areas critically at danger from climate change, as evidenced by the recent armaggedon that has occurred in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

How Will This Research Help Save The Corals?

To protect corals from extinction, we must show their economic value not only for tourism but also for biodiscovery. Only then will the political will be mustered to make meaningful change. In addition, with corals under extreme environmental threat we only have limited time to collect additional samples from critical areas before it is too late.

Bryan_Fry_marine_research_II - 044

What We Need

Our first stage of research is at the ‘nearly there’ stage. We have already pain-stakingly accumulated samples ranging from the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef through to the freezing waters of Antarctica. These samples have been extracted, fractionated and compounds purified. We have 2,000 samples ready for testing. What we need now is funding to test these first compounds in our state of the art blood testing equipment. This will provide the proof of concept necessary to validate the additional economic value of corals. It will cost $20 per sample for this initial testing. Subsequently we will fractionate additional extracts for additional rounds of testing. Parallel to this we will undertake field work to collect additional samples. We will go to any length to obtain the samples before they are lost forever, including undertaking deep scuba dives requiring mixed gases and extended decompression times.

Here is what you donation can do (in aussie dollars, $10 is approx £5):

$20 (£12) will allow to completely test one sample in all the blood assays

$100 (£60) will allow us to test an unfractionated extract in all blood assays to obtain suggestions that a useful activity may lie within

$500 (£300) will allow us to fractionate a new crude extract, generating up to $1,000 new samples

$1,000 (£600) will allow us to undertake preliminary blood screening of all fractions from one extract (up to 1,000 samples)

$5,000 (£3000) will allow us to undertake a field expedition to collect additional samples before time runs out

$10,000 (£6000) will allow us to completely test all fractions from a single extract in all blood assays.

To thank you for your support…

***A perk for EVERYONE! Every dollar counts and we truly appreciate each contribution! If you make ANY contribution to this campaign, we will publicly thank you on our website, including links to your own webpages. Please Note: We fully respect your privacy, so if for any reason you do not want to be listed on our website, just send a quick message to bgfry@uq.edu.au and we will be happy to oblige!***

We also have some more fantastic perks..

Pledge £5 (approx AU$8)

Thank you: receive a thank you e-postcard with a fantastic coral reef image to brighten up your inbox!

Pledge £15 (approx AU$24)

Thank you postcard: We’ll send you a real postcard featuring a stunning coral image taken from the field.

Pledge £20

Online Seminar: Attend an seminar where we will explain our finding live on youtube! Not to be missed

Pledge £25

Live Seminar: Come to a seminar in Queensland (travel not included) where we will host an evening explaining more about our work and you can meet some of the team! (limited 100)

Pledge £30

A signed copy of my book: “The edgiest, darkest and strangest natural history memoir ever”

book

Pledge £40

Seminar tickets for two: Treat a friend to the unique gift of learning about cures from corals directly from our team at the seminar in Queensland. (limited 50)

Pledge £45

Limited edition A3 Print: Receive beautiful official artwork related to the study, the prints will be numbered and will include some stunning underwater pictures taken by the team and an explanation of the goals of the research.  Perfect for framing. (limit 250)

Pledge £50

Cures from Coral tote bag: Help promote our research mission with the official cures from coral tote bag or phone cover. This bag will be made of ? fabric and will only be available to people who support our research.With this perk you will also be invited to attend the online and live seminar.

cures-from-corals-tote

Pledge £75

Cures from iphone cover: Help promote our research mission with the official cures from coral phone cover. We have found a supplier and tested the quality of these beautiful phone covers. By purchasing this cover you will not only look ultra stylish, you will also get the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that you are doing your bit to help both protect the our oceans and potentially save lives through aiding the discovery of new medicines.

phone-case

Pledge £100

Signed Venomous reptiles and their toxins text book: Bryan Fry was the the editor and a major contributor to this fascinating book describing mind blowing creatures and their venoms.

book_2

Pledge £120

Signed book combo: A signed copy of “The edgiest, darkest and strangest natural history memoir ever” and the “Venomous Reptiles and their Toxins” text book,  both will be signed. Plus, you will be invited to the online seminar.

combopromo

Pledge £150

Signed Limited edition Print: Receive official artwork related to the study signed by the team to thank you for your support! You can be proud to have supported fundamental research to help protect coral reefs and find treatments for disease. What an incredible story to tell your friends! You will also have the choice of receiving either the tote bag or iphone cover. (limit 50)

 Pledge £1500

Dive with us: Come on a dive with us and have a bite to eat post dive (travel not included).

Pledge £5000

Dinner with team: We will invite you to dinner with the team! Possibly on a boat in the beautiful barrier reef!

Pledge £10000

Fund the campaign: Through this campaign we are asking for £10k, the more money we can raise the more progress we will make in unveiling potential new medicines from corals.  If you are in a position to support this project with £10k, we would be delighted to thank you personally and offer you any of the above plus a tour or our lab. If you would like to contribute more than this to this important research, please email hello@crowd.science so they can arrange this with you.

Risks & Challenges

To minimize risks involved with this project, we previously invested several years of research and planning into this effort to increase the likelihood of long-term success. We now possess a strong foundation of international partners, involving biologists, chemists, and government authorities

Every dollar counts! If we exceed our initial fundraising goal, additional funds will go towards field work and also purification/testing of additional compounds.

Together with your help, we’ll finally have the resources we need to start fighting coral extinction while developing life-saving new medications for blood diseases like stroke.

Other Ways You Can Help

Please SHARE this page with all your friends!

Follow us on social media! Join us now as this exciting mission unfolds. Like us on facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit our website.

Talk to us – we’d love your feedback about this project! (bgfry@uq.edu.au)

Thank you for your support!

Bryan_Fry_marine_research_II - 046

 

Select your pledge amount

£

CONTINUE
  • 5 Backers

    Thank you: Receive a thank you e-postcard with a fantastic coral reef image to brighten up your inbox!

  • 6 Backers

    Thank you postcard: We'll send you a real postcard featuring a stunning coral image taken from the field.

  • 3 Backers

    Online Seminar: Attend an seminar where we will explain our finding live on youtube! Not to be missed

  • Backers
    Limit of 100 — 100 remaining

    Live Seminar: Come to a seminar in Queensland (travel not included) where we will host an evening explaining more about our work and you can meet some of the team! (limited 100)

  • 4 Backers

    A signed copy of my book: "The edgiest, darkest and strangest natural history memoir ever"

  • Backers
    Limit of 50 — 50 remaining

    Seminar tickets for two: Treat a friend to the unique gift of learning about cures from corals directly from our team at the seminar in Queensland. (limited 50)

  • Backers
    Limit of 250 — 250 remaining

    Limited edition Print: Receive beautiful official artwork related to the study, the prints will be numbered.

  • Backers
    Limit of 50 — 50 remaining

    Cures from Coral tote bag: Help promote our research mission with the official cures from coral tote bag or phone cover. This bag will be made of good quality fabric and will only be available to people who support our research. With this perk you will also be invited to attend the online and live seminar.

  • Backers
    Limit of 50 — 50 remaining

    Cures from Coral iphone cover: Help promote our research mission with the official cures from coral phone cover. We have found a supplier and tested the quality of these beautiful phone covers. By purchasing this cover you will not only look ultra stylish, you will also get the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that you are doing your bit to help both protect the our oceans and potentially save lives through aiding the discovery of new medicines.

  • 3 Backers

    Signed Venomous reptiles and their toxins text book: Bryan Fry was the the editor and a major contributor to this fascinating book describing mind blowing creatures and their venoms.

  • Backers

    Signed book combo: A signed copy of "The edgiest, darkest and strangest natural history memoir ever" and the "Venomous Reptiles and their Toxins" text book, both will be signed. Plus, you will be invited to the online seminar.

  • 2 Backers
    Limit of 100 — 98 remaining

    Signed Limited edition Print: Receive official artwork related to the study signed by the team to thank you for your support! You can be proud to have supported fundamental research to help protect coral reefs and find treatments for disease. What an incredible story to tell your friends! You will also have the choice of receiving either the tote bag or iphone cover.

  • Backers

    Dive with us: Come on a dive with us and have a bite to eat post dive (travel not included).

  • Backers

    Dinner with team: We will invite you to dinner with the team! Possibly on a boat in the beautiful barrier reef!

  • Backers

    Fund the project: Through this campaign we are asking for £10k, the more money we can raise the more progress we will make in unveiling potential new medicines from corals. If you are in a position to support this project with £10k, we would be delighted to thank you personally and offer you any of the above plus a tour or our lab. If you would like to contribute more than this to this important research, please email info@walacea.com.

Leave a Reply

  1. Anonymous
    gbp 15.00
  2. Ute Rabe
    gbp 15.00
  3. Matthew Fielding
    gbp 5.00
  4. Anja Gourlay
    gbp 30.00
  5. Bradley Traynor
    gbp 15.00
  6. Nicolas SABIN
    gbp 15.00
  7. Sandi Vincenti
    gbp 30.00
  8. Bing Xie
    gbp 100.00
  9. Anonymous
    gbp 5.00
  10. David Quigley
    gbp 150.00
  11. Anonymous
    gbp 15.00
  12. joshua llinas
    gbp 100.00
  13. Angel Yanagihara
    gbp 150.00
  14. Michel Dugon
    gbp 30.00
  15. Richard Stevens
    gbp 20.00
  16. Lisa Schellenberg
    gbp 15.00
  17. Francisco Diaz
    gbp 20.00
  18. Hugh Possingham
    gbp 30.00
  19. Amanda Burman Bridges
    gbp 100.00
  20. Graeme Hewson
    gbp 5.00
  21. Ellen Rice
    gbp 20.00
  22. Aurimas Lažinskas
    £5.00
  23. Anonymous
    £5.00
    • Terms of Agreement
      • The following Terms and Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement between Crowd.Science and Crowd.Science’s members.
      • This agreement outlines the terms and conditions that govern member use as a Campaign Owner, Campaign Funder or third party and includes anyone acting on the Campaign Owner or Campaign Funder’s behalf or with the Campaign Owner or Campaign Funder’s express or implied authority of our services at www.Crowd.Science (”Crowd.Science”).
      • It is the member’s responsibility to read and comply with these Terms and Conditions and CrowdScience’s Privacy Policy before the member registers, launches a campaign or funds a campaign.
      • The member’s use of Crowd.Science is contingent upon Crowd.Science’s Privacy Policy and these Terms and Conditions.
      • Use of Crowd.Science will be considered acceptance of Crowd.Science’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.
      • Science reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions and/or Privacy Policy from time to time without notice.
      • Science’s Privacy Policy may be accessed on our website
      • Amended Terms and Conditions and/or Privacy Policy will be effective immediately and the member’s continued use of Crowd.Science will constitute acceptance of such changes.
      • The member also undertake to familiarise themself with Campaign Owners and Campaign Funders must also agree and comply with the Stripe Acceptable Use Policy and the terms and conditions on other websites operated by Crowd.Science and its related and affiliated companies, to the extent that the member uses those websites. Stripe is the payment gateway which Crowd.Science uses.
      • Nothing in this Agreement creates a partnership, employment relationship or agency between the member and Crowd.Science.
      • This Agreement may not be assigned in whole or in part, to any third party without Crowd.Science’s prior written consent, and any attempt to do so will be invalid.
      • Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion will be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect.
      • Failure by Crowd.Science to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of the right to enforce such provision and Crowd.Science’s rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.
    • Member usage
      • Members warrant that Campaigns listed and information provided to Crowd.Science or other members in the registration or listing process, in any public message area (including the discussion boards and in feedback) or through any email feature are true and correct.
      • Members are solely responsible for the information that they provide on Crowd.Science.
      • Members warrant that they are 18 years of age and have capacity to enter into a legally binding contract and accept these terms and conditions.
    • Definitions
      • “Campaign” means scientific research proposal, issues or causes as registered on Crowd.Science by the Campaign Owner.
      • Campaign Deadline” means the period in which Crowd.Science decides that the Campaign Owners fundraising period expires;
      • “Campaign Owners” means individuals, groups and organisations (as approved by Crowd.Science moderators) who have registered a Campaign on Crowd.Science.
      • “Campaign Funders” means individuals, groups and organisations that fund Campaign Owners campaigns in exchange for Rewards.
      • “Campaign Reward” means items, experiences or services offered by Campaign Owners to Campaign Funders in exchange for Campaign Funders funding Campaigns.
      • “Crowd.Science” means the Crowd.Science website platform and software and includes Crowd.Science’s agents, employees, subcontractors and suppliers.
      • “Crowd.Science moderators” means a moderator approved by Crowd.Science to decide which Campaigns are eligible to raise funds on Crowd.Science.
      • “Crowd.Science’s service” means the service provided by Crowd.Science to provide an online platform for Campaign Owners to raised funds for their Campaign;
      • “Copyright” means Copyright as per the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth);
      • “Funds” means the funds raised by the Campaign Owner as provided by the Campaign Funder
      • “Force Majeure” means the occurrence of any event or circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Crowd.Science.
      • “VAT” refers to tax
      • “the member” means the Campaign Owner, Campaign Funder or third party and includes anyone acting on the behalf of a Campaign Owner or Campaign Funder or with express or implied authority.
      • “Intellectual Property Rights” means patents, Trademarks, service marks, design rights (registrable or otherwise) applications for any of the foregoing, Copyright, database rights, trade or business names and other similar rights or obligations whether registrable or not in any country (including but not limited to Australia);
      • “Trust Account” means the trust account held by the Nominated body that will hold the funds raised by the Campaign Owner from the Campaign Funders.
    • Science’s Service
      • Science is an online crowdfunding service and acts as a venue to allow members who comply with Crowd.Science’s Terms and Conditions and Policies to raise funds for their scientific proposals, or to contribute funding to scientific proposals.
      • Science allows approved Campaign Owners to list Campaigns and raise funds through offering Rewards to new and existing Campaign Funders.
    • Science has limited liability
      • Science is not directly involved in the transaction between Campaign Owners and Campaign Funders. As a result, Crowd.Science will not be liable for the control, quality, safety, morality or legality of any aspect of the Rewards listed or the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of Campaign Owners to sell Rewards or the ability of Campaign Funders to pay for Rewards.
      • Science cannot ensure that a Campaign Funder or a Campaign Owner will actually complete a transaction and is not liable for any loss to the Campaign Funder or Campaign Owner.
      • Science does not transfer legal ownership of Rewards from the Campaign Funder to the Campaign Owner and is not liable for any failure by the Campaign Owner to provide a Reward to the Campaign Funder.
      • Science cannot guarantee the true identity, age, and nationality of any member.
      • Science is not responsible or liable for any content (data, text, information, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links) posted by members or third parties on Crowd.Science. Crowd.Science does not take any responsibility for any loss caused to the Campaign Owner or Campaign Funder arising directly or indirectly from any failure or delay caused by the Campaign Owner or Campaign Funder or by reason of any event or circumstance outside of the reasonable control of Crowd.Science or due to Force Majeure.
      • It is the responsibility of the Campaign Owner/Campaign Funder to take precautions to ensure that whatever computer equipment and/or software used is free from viruses, worms, Trojans and other items of a destructive nature.
      • Science shall not be liable for the interactions with any organisations and/or individuals found on or through the Crowd.Science service. This includes, but is not limited to, delivery of goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with listings on Crowd.Science.
      • .Crowd.Science cannot be held liable for the actions of a Campaign Owner; Campaign Owners are wholly responsible for fulfilling obligations both implied and stated in any campaign listing they create.
      • Science does not oversee the performance or punctuality of Campaigns.
      • Science reserves the right to cancel a campaign listing and cancel all pledged payments at any time for any reason.
      • Science reserves the right to remove a campaign listing from public listings for any reason.
      • Science is not responsible for any damage or loss incurred as a result of any dealings on the Crowd.Science platform.
      • Science is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between Campaign Funders and Campaign Owners, or between site members and any third party. In the event of a dispute, you release Crowd.Science employees, partners and successors in rights from claims, damages and demands of every kind, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and our service.
      • Science cannot guarantee the performance or reliability of the STRIPE online payment service. Additionally, because of occasional failures of some credit cards, Crowd.Science cannot guarantee the full receipt of the total funds pledged to a Campaign Owner’s campaign.
      • Science cannot guarantee the full receipt of pledged funds Campaign Funders due to occasional failures when capturing funds from debit and credit cards.
      • While Crowd.Science may provide basic moderation to listed Campaigns, Crowd.Science is under no obligation to do so, and Campaign Funders are responsible for due diligence before pledging any funding to Campaign Owners.
      • This limitation of liability section shall prevail over any conflicting or inconsistent provision contained in these Terms and Conditions.
    • How Campaigns Work
      • Campaign Owners register as members on Crowd.Science.
      • Campaign Owners register their Campaign on Crowd.Science for approval by Crowd.Science.
      • Science moderators assess the Campaign.
      • If Crowd.Science moderators accept the Campaign Owners Campaign, Crowd.Science will register the Campaign and open the Campaign to receive funds from Crowd.Science in exchange for Rewards as provided to Campaign Funders by the Campaign Owners (if applicable).
      • All funds are collected for Campaign Owners from Campaign Funders through the Stripe online payment service.
      • Campaign Funds are then transferred into the Campaign Owner for the Campaign Owner to then transfer into their Nominated Account in line with their university policy.
      • Science collects and transfers these pledged funds to the Campaign Owner at the Campaign Deadline if the campaign goal has been reached.
    • Campaign Owner and Campaign Funder Obligation
      • By launching a Campaign on Crowd.Science, the Campaign Owner agrees that all funds raised will be used for conducting the research proposed in their campaign.
      • If more funds are raised than the goal specified, the Campaign Owner must use the funding for conducting related research or refund the excess to the backers.
      • As a Campaign Owner, Campaign Funder or member you accept and agree that Crowd.Science is not responsible for the transfer of funds after Crowd.Science has transferred funds to the Campaign Owner.
      • Science is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between backers and researchers or between site members and any third party
      • Science does not oversee the performance or punctuality of projects.
      • Science cannot be held liable for the actions of a researcher, researchers are wholly responsible for fulfilling obligations both implied and stated in any project listing they create.
      • [Funders] It is solely your choice to contribute to a project and contributing to a project does not give you any rights in or to that project
      • [Funders] Any perks offered to you are between you and the researcher only and Crowd.Science does not guarantee that they will be of satisfaction to you.
    • Campaign Rewards
      • By listing a Reward on Crowd.Science the Campaign Owner warrants that all aspects of the Reward comply with Crowd.Science’s published policies.
      • The Campaign Owner warrants that the Reward may be legally sold.
      • The Campaign Owner must accurately describe the Rewards and all terms of sale in the Campaign Description and the Reward Description.
      • Reward Descriptions may only include text descriptions, graphics, pictures, videos, photographs and other content relevant to the sale of that Reward.
      • Rewards must accurately and completely describe the item(s) or experiences on offer. If the available quantity of the Reward is more than one or unlimited, all items and/or experiences listed in that Reward tier must be identical.
      • Each unique Reward must have its own listing as a new Reward.
      • All Campaign Owners are urged to outline seller policies for their Campaigns. These policies may include, for example, shipping, returns, payment and selling policies.
      • Campaign Owners must create reasonable policies in good faith and must abide by such policies. All seller policies must comply with Crowd.Science’s site-wide policies.
      • Campaign Owners are responsible for enforcing their own reasonable seller policies.
      • Science reserves the right to request that a Campaign Owner modify a seller policy.
      • All Reward sales are binding on the Campaign Owner.
      • The Campaign Owner is wholly responsible for meeting any obligation or Reward stated or implied in their campaign. Crowd.Science is not responsible for the delivery of Rewards stated in campaigns. Campaign Funders should contact the Campaign Owner if the delivery terms are not clearly stated in the project description.
      • The Campaign Owner is obligated to provide the Reward(s) or otherwise complete the transaction with the Campaign Funder.
    • Fees Payable to Crowd.Science
      • Registering as a member and setting up a Campaign on Crowd.Science is free.
      • Science charges fees to Campaign Owners at the conclusion of the campaign or whenever the Campaign Owner chooses to collect the pledged funds. Funds can only be collected once the campaign has reached its goal.
      • Science will initiate a capture of all funds from Campaign Funders and transfer the funds to the Campaign Owner (minus the Crowd.Science fees).
      • Science charges a service fee of 5%, which is deducted from the total amount of funds raised at the end of the campaign.
      • Science charges a transaction fee for Credit / Debit Card on Crowd.Science 2% + 30p per transaction (UK) to cover costs incurred from the stripe payment gateway.
      • There is a 7 – 10 business day processing period (after the end of a Campaign) in which supporters who have had their pledges declined are invited to resubmit their pledge.
      • Science may change fee policies and the fees for services.
      • Science may choose to temporarily change our fees policy and the fees for our services for promotional events (for example, free service days) and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event.
      • If Crowd.Science introduces a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service.
      • Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in the currency of the project.
      • The member is responsible for paying all fees associated with using our services and all applicable taxes (including any goods and services or value added taxes, which will be added to amounts billed to you, if applicable).
      • The member should consider Crowd.Science fees when determining the funding goal of Campaigns.
      • The campaign owner is responsible for paying any taxes that may be required e.g. if the funding is paying for salaries.
    • Stripe Payment Gateway
      • Campaigners and contributors must agree to comply with Stripe Terms and Conditions.
    • Refunds
      • Science transfers the funds to the Campaign Owner after the campaign deadline.
      • Funds collected through the Crowd.Science platform are non-refundable and Crowd.Science is not responsible for issuing refunds to Campaign Funders
      • Campaign Funders may initiate refunds at their own discretion.
      • If, for any reason, Crowd.Science is required to refund monies to Campaign Owners, the Campaign Owner will fully compensate Crowd.Science for the amount refunded as well as any associated costs, including but not limited to transaction or administrative costs.
      • The member agrees that any attempt to obtain a refund without first having obtained prior written consent to refund shall entitle Crowd.Science to deactivate the member’s account unless and/or until such time as the fees are repaid or a credit or refund is agreed with Crowd.Science.
    • Communications with Crowd.Science
      • Communications between the Member and Crowd.Science are to be in electronic form.
      • The member consents to receive communications and notice from Crowd.Science electronically and agrees that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Crowd.Science satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing.
    • Tax and legal compliance
      • In addition to these terms and conditions the member must familiarise them self with, and comply with the Policies, domestic laws (including common law), country legislation, international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding use of Crowd.Science  services including listing and supporting Campaigns.
      • Campaign Owners should be aware that funds raised using Crowd.Science could be taxable income. It is the Campaign Owner’s responsibility to declare the funds and comply with local tax laws.
      • Campaign Owners alone, and not Crowd.Science, are responsible for ensuring that the campaign listing and any other activities conducted on the Crowd.Science website are lawful.
      • Campaign Owners must ensure that they comply with all applicable laws in UK and all other countries.
      • Campaign Owners must also ensure that they strictly comply with these term and conditions and the policies, which form part of the agreement.
    • Dispute Resolution
      • The member shall attempt to resolve all disputes arising out of these Terms and Conditions in a spirit of cooperation without formal legal proceedings.
      • Any dispute which cannot be resolved and other than injunctive relief shall be subject to mediation upon written demand of the member to Crowd.Science and any notice of dispute shall be provided within seven (7) days of the dispute arising.
    • Governing Law and Jurisdiction
      • These terms and conditions are governed in all respects by the laws of the United Kingdom and any action arising under them or in any way connected with the Crowd.Science service may be brought only in a court in the United Kingdom, subject to any law, which is expressly inconsistent with this.
      • The members irrevocably agree that the courts of United Kingdom are to have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise.
    • Third Party Site
      • The site may permit [campaigners] to link to other website or resources on the internet and other third party websites. Crowd.Science is not responsible for the content, functions, accuracy, privacy policy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of any external links or sited resources.
      • Science is not responsible or liable directly or indirectly for any claims, demands, damages against Crowd.Science arising from or in connection with any damage or loss caused or alleged by on in connection with your use of or reliance on any such contect, goods or services available through any external links or resources
    • Prohibited Use Of Crowd.Science
      • Science staff and appointed members may moderate campaigns and other content (data, text, information, graphics,   images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links) on the Crowd.Science platform.

    The member is solely responsible for the member’s conduct and activities on the Crowd.Science venue and any and all data, text, information, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (together, “Content”) that are submitted, posted, and displayed on the Crowd.Science venue.The member’s content and use of Crowd.Science shall not: be false, inaccurate or misleading; be fraudulent or involve the sale of illegal, counterfeit or stolen items; infringe upon any third-party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy; violate this Agreement, any site policies, any site guidelines, or any applicable laws, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising); contain items that have been identified by your local government as hazardous to consumers and therefore subject to a recall; be defamatory, libellous, unlawfully threatening, unlawfully harassing, or impersonate or intimidate any person (including Crowd.Science staff or other users), or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent affiliation with any person, through for example, the use of similar email address, nicknames, or creation of false account(s) or any other method or device; be obscene or contain pornography, child pornography or explicit content; contain or transmit any code of a destructive nature that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; modify, adapt or hack Crowd.Science or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with Crowd.Science; appear to create liability for Crowd.Science or cause Crowd.Science to lose (in whole or in part) the services of Crowd.Science’s ISPs or other suppliers; link directly or indirectly, refer or contain descriptions of goods, experiences or services that are prohibited under this Agreement, the Privacy Policy, or other policy documents as posted on Crowd.Science; Members must not list any Reward on Crowd.Science (or consummate any transaction that was initiated using Crowd.Science’s service) that, by paying to Crowd.Science the transaction or fee, could cause Crowd.Science to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, or that violates these Terms and Conditions; Crowd.Science reserves the right to terminate a member’s access to Crowd.Science if Crowd.Science suspects, after investigation, that they have misused the Crowd.Science service, violated the terms of this Agreement, or have otherwise used the Crowd.Science service to conduct any fraudulent or illegal activity or breached Crowd.Science’s Terms and Conditions; In the event an account is suspended or terminated for breach of this Agreement (in each case as determined in Crowd.Science’s sole discretion), Crowd.Science may suspend or terminate the account associated with such breach and any or all other accounts held by you or your affiliates, and your breach shall be deemed to apply to all such accounts.

Select your pledge amount

£

CONTINUE
  • 5 Backers

    Thank you: Receive a thank you e-postcard with a fantastic coral reef image to brighten up your inbox!

  • 6 Backers

    Thank you postcard: We'll send you a real postcard featuring a stunning coral image taken from the field.

  • 3 Backers

    Online Seminar: Attend an seminar where we will explain our finding live on youtube! Not to be missed

  • Backers
    Limit of 100 — 100 remaining

    Live Seminar: Come to a seminar in Queensland (travel not included) where we will host an evening explaining more about our work and you can meet some of the team! (limited 100)

  • 4 Backers

    A signed copy of my book: "The edgiest, darkest and strangest natural history memoir ever"

  • Backers
    Limit of 50 — 50 remaining

    Seminar tickets for two: Treat a friend to the unique gift of learning about cures from corals directly from our team at the seminar in Queensland. (limited 50)

  • Backers
    Limit of 250 — 250 remaining

    Limited edition Print: Receive beautiful official artwork related to the study, the prints will be numbered.

  • Backers
    Limit of 50 — 50 remaining

    Cures from Coral tote bag: Help promote our research mission with the official cures from coral tote bag or phone cover. This bag will be made of good quality fabric and will only be available to people who support our research. With this perk you will also be invited to attend the online and live seminar.

  • Backers
    Limit of 50 — 50 remaining

    Cures from Coral iphone cover: Help promote our research mission with the official cures from coral phone cover. We have found a supplier and tested the quality of these beautiful phone covers. By purchasing this cover you will not only look ultra stylish, you will also get the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that you are doing your bit to help both protect the our oceans and potentially save lives through aiding the discovery of new medicines.

  • 3 Backers

    Signed Venomous reptiles and their toxins text book: Bryan Fry was the the editor and a major contributor to this fascinating book describing mind blowing creatures and their venoms.

  • Backers

    Signed book combo: A signed copy of "The edgiest, darkest and strangest natural history memoir ever" and the "Venomous Reptiles and their Toxins" text book, both will be signed. Plus, you will be invited to the online seminar.

  • 2 Backers
    Limit of 100 — 98 remaining

    Signed Limited edition Print: Receive official artwork related to the study signed by the team to thank you for your support! You can be proud to have supported fundamental research to help protect coral reefs and find treatments for disease. What an incredible story to tell your friends! You will also have the choice of receiving either the tote bag or iphone cover.

  • Backers

    Dive with us: Come on a dive with us and have a bite to eat post dive (travel not included).

  • Backers

    Dinner with team: We will invite you to dinner with the team! Possibly on a boat in the beautiful barrier reef!

  • Backers

    Fund the project: Through this campaign we are asking for £10k, the more money we can raise the more progress we will make in unveiling potential new medicines from corals. If you are in a position to support this project with £10k, we would be delighted to thank you personally and offer you any of the above plus a tour or our lab. If you would like to contribute more than this to this important research, please email info@walacea.com.