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Development of 3D Printed Microfluidic Organs-on-Chips

   School of Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering

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  Prof Yi-Chin Toh  Applications accepted all year round  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The Micro-Tissue Engineering Lab at QUT led by Prof Yi-Chin Toh is recruiting PhD students who are passionate about developing microfluidic organ-on-chip technologies as animal alternative drug testing platforms. Our lab specializes in using 3D printing and microfluidic technologies to create human avatar models that recapitulate complex multi-organ interactions. Students have opportunities to work in an interdisciplinary team at the QUT Centre for Biomedical Technologies and Centre for Microbiome Research to develop organs-on-chips in the following areas: 

·Gut-brain interactions 

·Airway-immune interactions 

·Patient-specific cardiovascular and respiratory models

Candidates are expected to have obtained a First-Class Honours (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in Mechanical/Biomedical/Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline. Prior experience in microfluidic device fabrication, cell culture and SLA 3D printing is highly prefered. Interested applicants should send your CV and latest academic transcript to [Email Address Removed]. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About the MicroTE Lab:

The µTE lab conducts inter-disciplinary research that focuses on engineering physiologically-relevant micro-scale tissue models for human disease modeling and drug testing applications. We are dedicated to making in vitro cell-based assays more predictive of human pathological conditions and drug responses so as to reduce current reliance on animal testing to advance human health. We are located at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

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