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Functional analysis of long noncoding RNAs expressed in the brain

The Dementia Research Centre

Sydney Australia Behavioural Biology Bioinformatics Biomedical Engineering Genetics Genomics Neural Engineering Neurology Neuropsychology Neuroscience

About the Project

The Dementia Research Centre (DRC) is offering a 3-year PhD-stipend to investigate the physiological role of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) expressed in the brain. Using the latest CRISPR genome editing technologies, this project will provide new knowledge in the field by generating and analysing new mouse models of centrally expressed lncRNAs in order to better understand the contribution of lncRNAs to health and disease. The multidisciplinary research program of the Dementia Research Centre at Macquarie University provides ample opportunities to learn and apply cutting-edge technologies to decipher mechanisms in brain functions and diseases. Please follow the links for more information on the DRC ( and study opportunities in the DRC (


This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake a direct entry 3-year PhD program.

  • You must be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency to be considered.
  • You must have completed a Master by Research in Biological/Medical Science (or equivalent) and meet the conditions for entering directly into PhD at Macquarie University.

Scholarship Components

The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is a “MQRES” full-time stipend rate of $28,597 per annum (in 2021 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually).

Contact Details

Name: Dr Fabien Delerue


Phone: +61 (2) 9850 2646

How to Apply

New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the Online Application System and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Please refer to a Guideline on "How to submit a Course and Scholarship application". Further information can be found on the How to Apply page.

Current applicants with a successful candidature offer less than 12 months old and currently enrolled Macquarie University candidates:

Please note, at the start of your application you should select the scholarship type of "HDR Project/Supervisor Specific Scholarship".

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines.

Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number on your application.

Funding Notes

Scholarship available to Australian domestic candidates


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