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  Cooperative Organometallic Catalysts for Chemical Hydrogen Storage
  Dr A Colebatch
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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This PhD project is open to prospective students graduated or going to graduate with a First Class Honours or Masters Degree in chemistry and an interest in homogeneous organometallic chemistry.
  PhD in Engineering focusing on solar cell and module research
  Dr M Ernst
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Prospective students graduated or going to graduate from Electrical and Electronic, Physics, Mechanical or Mechatronic, Material or Applied Science, and Chemistry Departments, or related disciplines with a GPA above 8 out of 10, or 3.5 out of 4.0, or high distinction (HD), or equivalent are invited to apply.
  Photovoltaic Engineering: Revolutionary Technologies for Silicon Solar Cells
  Dr K C Fong, Prof A.W. Blakers
Applications accepted all year round

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Solar photovoltaics and wind currently constitutes more than 60% of global annual net new generation capacity. We are on the pivotal point of a massive revolution in favor of renewable energy sources.
  Computer Simulation of Crystallization
  Prof J Gale
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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PhD Type

This PhD forms part of a major research project to understand and develop predictive models for crystallization processes relevant to both fundamental and applied fields of research from biomineralization through to industrial scale-inhibition.
  Electric fields as a chemical reagent – Electrostatic catalysis in diffusive systems
  Dr S Ciampi, Dr N Darwish
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project seeks to demonstrate how chemical catalysis by an electric field can allow unmatched control on chemical reactivity.
  Monitoring and managing aquatic weeds in irrigation channels - Remote Sensing
  Assoc Prof John Hornbuckle, Dr Tony Dugdale
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Background. Aquatic weed management is a major issue for many irrigation companies throughout Australia and across the globe.
  EMBLA Project - The regulation of phase transition by alternative splicing
  Dr R Weatheritt
Applications accepted all year round

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More than 90% of human genes undergo alternative splicing, the process by which multiple, distinct transcript and protein variants are expressed from a single gene.
  Bioengineering of innovative functional biomaterials for diagnosis of Q fever
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Q fever is an infection by the intracellular pathogen Coxiella burnetii that can cause a severe flu-like illness. The sensitive and specific diagnosis of Q fever is important for early intervention and for control and management of the disease.
  Development of a new biomaterials platform by combining biomimetics with microfluidics
  Prof Bernd Rehm, Dr D Wibowo
Applications accepted all year round

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Synthetic biology enables engineering of bacterial cells to serve as cell factories for the assembly of novel material such as tailor-made biopolymers attached to protein functions which mediate deposition of inorganics such as found in tooth formation.
  Development of nature-inspired polyester particles for cancer vaccines
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Advances in synthetic biology allows recombinant bacteria to produce protein coated polyester particles. These polyester particles have been utilized as particulate vaccines against bacterial and viral infections.
  Genome editing toward bacterial cell factories for synthesis and assembly of innovative materials
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Bacterial cell factories were developed to demonstrate production of tailor-made biopolymers such as polyesters and polysaccharides.
  Innovative bioseparation resins
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The manufacture of biopharmaceuticals, such as therapeutic proteins, is increasingly facing limitations due to insufficient performance of existing purification processes.
  Modular design and assembly of innovative biopolymer beads as drug delivery platform
  Prof Bernd Rehm, Dr D Wibowo
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

The FDA-approved polyhydroxybutyrate self-assembles in engineered bacteria and forms spherical beads of approximately 200 nm in diameter.
  Protein engineering of protein switches for development of diagnostics tools
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Sensitive and specific detection of serum antibodies is often used to diagnose infections. This project aims to develop a simple qualitative/quantitative device for detection of antibodies of interest.
  Self-assembly of engineered biopolymers and proteins toward functional materials
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Biopolymers and proteins can be bioengineered to self-assemble into defined hierarchical architectures. Here protein engineering will be applied to design proteins, which link biopolymers such as alginate, biopolyester and spider silk to form complex hybrid materials.
  Synthetic biology toward innovative virus-like particles
  Prof Bernd Rehm
Applications accepted all year round

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Virus-like particles (VLP) are self-assembled viral proteins that do not contain genetic material and are non-infectious. VLPs have been successfully developed into particulate vaccines for prevention of viral infections such as human papilloma virus or Hepatitis B.
  Decoding the Language of Nature: It is time for Artificial Intelligence to predict the function of natural products based on structure
  Prof R Quinn, Dr M Liu, Dr CW Wang
Applications accepted all year round

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The profound and specific biological activity of natural products coupled with their immediately recognizable structures suggests a code within these structures that we are not as yet aware of.
  PhD Scholarship in Molecular Virology/Structural Biology
  Dr SS Sarker
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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PhD Type

Molecular Virology and Structural Biology is a key driver to understand virus evolution and viral protein/DNA interacting interfaces, which are critical in the viral infection and assembly processes.
  Atomic Scale Precision Engineering of Cell-Material Interfaces
  Prof Mibel Aguilar
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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This project aims to determine the molecular structure of the interface between novel peptide self-assemblies and cell membranes through x-ray diffraction and molecular simulation.
  Mechanism of Bacterial Resistance to Antimicrobial Peptides
  Prof Mibel Aguilar
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Antibiotic resistance continues to emerge and intensify.
  EMBL Australia Partnership PhD Program

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Undertake interdisciplinary, postgraduate research for a PhD degree at Australia's top life science laboratories. Successful students will receive generous scholarships and travel grants while undertaking their PhD at an EMBL Australia laboratory in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra or Adelaide.
  Nutritional Physiology in Drosophila - understanding the role of nutrients in disease, lifelong health and ageing
  Dr M Piper
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Student Position. Nutritional Physiology in Drosophila. Monash University, Australia. A PhD position is available under the supervision of Dr Matthew Piper at Monash University (http://piperlab.org/) (http://tiny.cc/bd867y), School of Biological Sciences, in Melbourne, Australia.
  Fully funded PhD Scholarships in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

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PhD Type

Fully funded PhD Scholarship Opportunities, Potential immediate start. School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. Scholarship opportunity's with immediate or early 2019 start for applicants with exceptional tertiary qualifications.
  Electronic Properties of 2D Topological Materials
  Dr M Edmonds
Applications accepted all year round

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Topological materials, such as topological insulators and topological Dirac semimetals, are a new class of matter that possess new and exciting electronic properties.
  Mapping a glassy “phase diagram”
  Dr A Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the nature and structure of materials far-from-equilibrium is one of the remaining grand challenges in condensed matter physics [1].
  Role of structure in glass formation and mechanical properties
  Dr A Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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In condensed matter physics, the structure of a material is integral to its nature. Glasses are not an easy fit in this model. At a fundamental level, it is not known how their structure reflects their formation or the properties they subsequently display.
  The role of oesophageal submucosal glands in epithelial homeostasis and the development of Barrett’s oesophagus
  Research Group: Cancer Biology & Surgical Oncology Laboratory
  Prof W. Phillips, Dr N. Clemons
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Barrett’s oesophagus, the premalignant precursor of oesophageal adenocarcinoma, is a metaplastic condition where the normal stratified squamous epithelium that lines the oesophagus is replaced by an intestinal-like columnar epithelium.
  Genomic determinants of long-term survival in ovarian cancer
  Research Group: Cancer Genetics & Genomics Laboratory
  Prof D. Bowtell, Dr D Garsed
Applications accepted all year round

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High-grade serous ovarian cancer is an aggressive disease in which only ~30% of women survive 5 years or more. Despite a poor prognosis, a subset of patients are highly responsive to chemotherapy, and some become long-term survivors (>10 years survival).
  A multiple modality approach for targeting treatment-resistant ovarian cancer
  Dr E. Sanij, Prof R. Pearson
Applications accepted all year round

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High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) accounts for 70% of ovarian cancer (OvCa) deaths and its five-year survival rate is 43%.
  Cellular cross-talk at the perivascular niche and the blood brain barrier
  Prof B Hogan
Applications accepted all year round

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Much research on vasculature has focussed on the endothelial cells that line functional vessels, however the milieu of cells that surround vessels (mural cells) play important and under-appreciated roles in homeostasis and disease.
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