About the Project
Considering a career in neuroscience and dementia research? Did you recently complete your studies in Biological/Medical Sciences with an Honours and were thinking about a PhD? Want to acquire a Master of Research along the way? – The Dementia Research Centre (DRC) is offering a MRes/PhD-stipend to investigate the TAU protein. The TAU protein is central to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. TAU undergoes a wide range of posttranslational modifications (PTMs) that govern its function and convey pathological pathways. The PTMs of TAU remain poorly understood. This project aims at deciphering the roles of different PTMs in TAU biology and disease using a wide range of technologies, including CRISPR genome editing. The multidisciplinary research program of the Dementia Research Centre at Macquarie University provides ample opportunities to learn and apply cutting-edge technologies to decipher mechanism in brain function and diseases. Please follow the links for more information on the DRC (https://www.mq.edu.au/research/research-centres-groups-and-facilities/healthy-people/centres/dementia-research-centre) and study opportunities in the DRC (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj1qY0cNWF8).
This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake MRes Year2 +PhD Bundle program or 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 an Honours in Biological/Medical Science (or equivalent). Excellent candidates may be considered for direct entry into the PhD program in accordance with HDR rules at Macquarie University.
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 4 years - indexed annually).
Name: Professor Lars Ittner
Email: [Email Address Removed]
Phone: 02-9850 2610
How to Apply
New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the OnlineHDR 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. 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:
- MUST submit a Scholarship Only Application form with supporting documents. Please refer to a Guideline on "How to submit a Scholarship only application".
- MUST indicate the allocation number under the scholarship details question
- MUST include ID number and full name in email subject line (in one PDF attachment)
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.
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