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Electrochemical biosensors for microRNA


   Institute for Frontier Materials

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  Dr G.W. Greene  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

MicroRNAs are small, non-coding RNAs that are promising biomarkers for diagnostic technologies targeted toward different types of cancer, viruses (e.g. COVID-19), and disease states. Because of the often very low levels of circulating mRNAs, reliable detection and quantification of microRNAs in point-of-care settings has been challenging to achieve. This project will advance a new and innovative electrochemical biosensor platform capable of detecting microRNAs in raw, unprocessed bodily fluids (e.g. urine) and suitable for point-of-care settings. This project will be conducted in close collaboration with industry partner Universal Biosensors, and provide PhD candidates with valuable firsthand experience in industrial process development and technology translation.


Funding Notes

Due to travel restrictions, applicants must already be located in Australia.
Fully funded position, scholarship includes a tax-free stipend of $AU28,600 per year.
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