We are looking for healthy women aged 18 to 40, living in Adelaide to participate in a study investigating the absorption and bio-availability of gangliosides - a compound found in cow’s milk. If you are interested in participating, we would love to hear from you.


Gangliosides are compounds of fat and carbohydrate (glycolipids) that are an important component in cell membranes of most animals and humans. Gangliosides have been shown to be important in the development of the brain and nervous system. CSIRO are interested in expanding the scientific understanding of gangliosides for a number of purposes including working with industry to develop premium and differentiated products.

About this study

CSIRO is looking for people to participate in a study to investigate the absorption and bio-availability of gangliosides from bovine (cows) milk. This study will consist of two or three clinic visits of up to eight hours in duration. Participants will be required to attend the CSIRO Nutrition and Health Research Clinic at SAHMRI, North Terrace, Adelaide.

On completion of the study, participants will receive a Coles/Myer gift card of $285 or $325 (dependent on the number of clinic visits attended) to acknowledge their valuable contribution to scientific research.

Study criteria 

You will need to meet the following criteria to participate in the study:

  • Female aged 18-40
  • Have a BMI of 18.5-30 kg/m2
  • Willing to follow a vegan diet for one week throughout the study
  • Able to attend weekly appointments over a consecutive three week period at the CSIRO clinic located at SAHMRI, North Terrace, Adelaide.
  • Attend two clinic visits of eight hours in duration (remaining in the clinic).

Participate in this study

If you have any queries about this study or would like further information please call 08 8305 0615 or email CRUstudies@csiro.au

If you would like to participate in this study please complete the online form.

This study has been approved by the CSIRO Health and Medical Research Human Research Ethics Committee.

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