Student Projects

The AIBN has a range of projects available in various impact areas.

After you have found a project you are interested in, contact the research Group Leader associated with the project with information about yourself, and why you'd be an ideal applicant.

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  • Overcoming acquired immunity to nanomedicines

    Despite the remarkable ability of nanomedicines to diagnose and treat disease, activation of the immune system and the development of innate and adaptive immunity against specific subsets of nanomedicines is a significant unresolved challenge.

  • Nanofunctional Surfaces for Control of the Biological Interface

    Biomaterials support, repair or protect the human body. The surface of the biomaterial interacts with the body’s immune system, or for external devices with pathogens.

  • Biological responses to radiotherapy

    Targeted alpha-therapies (TATs) are emerging as powerful radiopharmaceutical tools for cancer treatment, allowing precise and localised dosing of highly potent radiotherapy.

  • Light, pH and Ion Responsive Hydrogels

    The ability to actively change shape is essential to all kinds of living organisms. For example, the Venus flytrap closes its leaves in less than seconds to efficiently catch flies, and pine cones open their scales when the environment is dry to release their seeds.

  • Nanomedicines for precision cancer radiotherapy

    Nanomedicine, the application of nanotechnology and biotechnology to medicine, is a rapidly expanding field of research with great promise for making meaningful changes in the way we treat many diseases including cancer.

  • Bioactivated materials to stem uncontrolled bleeding

    Death due to haemorrhage (bleeding) is a preventable death. Yet 30-40% of people in a civilian setting die as a result of bleeding to death. In a military setting 90% of casualties with potentially survivable injuries die due to haemorrhage.

  • Investigating linker chemistries for radiochemical ligand design

    In radiotherapeutics, a wide range of organic ligands have been designed to coordinate inorganic radioisotopes for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. These ligands are typically conjugated to a targeting moiety through a linker; an organic bridge between the ligand and the targeting moiety.

  • Cellulose-based conductive hydrogels

    The primary objective of this project is to address several current barriers that impede the reliability and performance of conductive hydrogels: lack of a reliable organic template for the controlled growth of metal nanorods; limited knowledge on the fabrication of metal-based nanocomposite syst

  • PhD Opportunities in nanotechnology and molecular profiling of exercise during cancer

    Researchers at AIBN and Griffith University are looking for enthusiastic applicants to work on an interdisciplinary project that sits at the interface of nanodiagnostics, oncology and clinical exercise.

  • Validation of new functional MRI techniques using optics

    Validation of new functional MRI techniques using optics
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AIBN offers Masters (by coursework) projects through enrolment in collaborating Schools at The University of Queensland. Summer and Winter research interns may have the opportunity to continue to pursue their projects into a Masters degree.

    What to do

    1. Select the Masters project advisor name to download a PDF document with contact details and additional project information.
    2. Contact the project advisor directly to discuss the project and arrange a meeting or visit to the AIBN lab.

    An Honours year is a chance for you to follow your passion by completing an independent research project under the guidance of an experienced researcher at the end of your undergraduate degree.

    AIBN offers Honours projects through enrolment in collaborating Schools at The University of Queensland. Summer and Winter research interns can continue to pursue their projects into an Honours degree.

    Take a look at the projects listed below or contact our researchers to talk about how we can develop an honours project with you.

      Rowan Group

      Amiralian Group

      Bernhardt Group

      Blakey Group

      Davis Group

      Howard Group

      Mar Group

      Marcellin Group

      Mercer Group

      Ngo Group

      O'Mara Group

      Qiao Group

      Schenk Group

      Thurecht Group

      Trau Group

      Wang Group

      Whittaker Group

      Wolfram Group

      Wolvetang Group

      Xu Group

      Yamauchi Group

      Yu Group

      What to do

      1. Select the Honours project advisor name to download a PDF document with contact details and additional project information.
      2. Contact the project advisor directly to discuss the project and arrange a meeting or visit to the AIBN lab.

      Contact 

      For additional information about how to apply for PhD or MPhil in the AIBN please email the AIBN HDR office

      hdr.aibn@enquire.uq.edu.au

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      Student Enquiries

      If you have general enquiries about studying at AIBN please contact our HDR team

      hdr.aibn@enquire.uq.edu.au