Promotion in Bio- und Chemiewissenschaften

Promotion in Bio- und Chemiewissenschaften

Forschungsschwerpunkte

Innerhalb der Bio- und Chemiewissenschaften gibt es verschiedene Möglichkeiten der Spezialisierung. Folgende Forschungsbereiche lassen sich unter anderem diesem Studienfeld zuordnen.

Biowissenschaften:

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Experimental Biology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Marine Science
  • Microbiology & Molecular Biology
  • Neuro Science
  • Plant Biology
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Structural Biology
  • Zoology

Chemiewissenschaften:

  • Advanced Materials Chemistry & Nanoscience
  • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Theory & Computation
  • Biological & Medicinal Chemistry
  • Energy & Catalysis
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Inorganic & Organic Chemistry
  • Molecular Design & Synthesis
  • Physical & Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry

Dein genaues Forschungsthema kannst du in direkter Absprache mit den potentiellen Supervisor:innen abstimmen. Falls du noch keine feste Vorstellung für dein Thema hast, schau dir gerne einige der aktuell ausgeschriebenen Projekte an.

Auswahl möglicher Forschungsprojekte in Australien

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University:Griffith University
Faculty:Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE)
Project Start Date:30.09.2022
Application Deadline:12.08.2022
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Julien Louys, Email: j.louys@griffith.edu.au
Location (City/Campus):Brisbane/Nathan Campus
Project Description:

We are currently looking for a PhD candidate to analyse the unique fossil assemblages of the underwater caves of the Mt Gambier region. The Mt Gambier deposits are the only caves in Australia to preserve in exquisite detail the remains of Australia’s megafauna, as well as numerous other taxa, in flooded settings. The primary focus of this role is to undertake research in the palaeontology, taphonomy, and ecology of the fossil remains from excavated underwater deposits and new material from previously unstudied underwater fossil localities. This project includes field, museum, and laboratory work. Success in this role requires collaboration with the Cave Divers Association of Australia, the South Australian Museum, the University of Adelaide, and the University of Queensland.

This project will be undertaken through the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE). ARCHE is a world leader in research and education on all aspects of human evolutionary studies. We provide a dynamic and cooperative research environment that seeks to understand how humans and their societies across the globe evolved over time. We emphasise the study of the biological and cultural evolution of humans and our place in the natural world, with a growing focus on Australia, Asia, and the Pacific.

Funding Information:

The 2022 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $28,854 (indexed) for a period of up to three years of full-time study.

A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years.

Special Requirements:

The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you will be able to combine field and laboratory studies with analytical skills. You will have evidence of a passion for palaeontology, with a strong desire to undertake research in biology and geology.

Expressions of interest are welcome from domestic and international applicants.
Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelors degree with honours equivalent to first class honours or a Masters degree (AQF Level 9) incorporating a significant research component of a standard comparable to a bachelor honours degree or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with Schedule One of the HDR Scholarship Policy. For further information on the eligibility requirements for the program refer here.
Please note:

A background in scuba diving is desired.

Additional Information:

All expressions of interest must be submitted to j.louys@griffith.edu.au containing:

Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
Evidence that you have completed a program with the required grades as detailed in the about you section
A curriculum vitae (CV)
Names of two referees
The closing date for expressions of interest is: [5 pm AEST, Friday, 12, August, 2022]

The preferred applicant will then be invited to apply for the program and scholarship on-line.

Categories : PhD Earth Sciences | PhD Bio, Chemie | GU Projects
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University:Griffith University
Faculty:Institute for Glycomics | Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) | Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ)
Project Start Date:depending on project
Application Deadline:depending on project
Supervisor Name:various supervisors across different projects (see below)
Location (City/Campus):Gold Coast Campus
Project Description:

We are offering two PhD scholarships to work across two of Griffith University’s flagship Biomedical Research Institutes on exciting projects which are aimed at targeting infectious disease, neurodegenerative disease, and cancer to improve human health. All projects are co-supervised by Researchers from Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ) and Institute for Glycomics. The projects are:

  • Characterisation of gene expression and virulence factors in bacterial otopathogens
  • Polarised trafficking of viruses in infectious and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Saliva multi-omics for early detection of head and neck cancer
  • Improving delivery of therapeutic drugs to improve patient outcomes
  • Developing novel molecular probes to target neurodegenerative diseases
  • New drug leads for malaria that act on novel parasite targets
  • Unravelling the synergistic effect of genetic variants associated with schizophrenia using genome editing methods
  • Development of PROTACs as anti-virals

For more information about the projects and the supervisory team go to Griffith Experts

Funding Information:

The 2022 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $28,854 (indexed) for a period of up to three years of full-time study.

A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years.

Special Requirements:

The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you must be able to develop technical laboratory skills, as well as skills in research methodology, data analysis, and scientific writing. You should also have evidence of a passion for Science, with a strong desire to undertake research in the area of Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Cell Biology.

Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a Bachelors degree with honours (H1 or H1 equivalent (H1E)) or a Masters Degree by Research in a related field (e.g. microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry) and have a strong motivation to pursue a PhD degree.

Expressions of interest are welcome from domestic and international applicants able to start this year.

Applicants must have excellent writing abilities, and be able to work effectively within a multidisciplinary and international research team.

Additional Information:

Interested applicants should submit and expression of interest (EOI) to the supervisor of the project you are interested in (please see 'About us' section) containing:

  • Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
  • A brief CV
  • Academic Transcript
  • Name and contact details of two references. It is advisable that at least one of the referees has direct knowledge of your laboratory and other skills, for example previous Honours or Masters supervisor or employer.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 11:59pm on 19 March 2022. Late applications can be accepted if no suitable candidate has not been found yet. Please get in contact with relevant supervisor if you are interested and fit the profile.  

The preferred applicant will then be invited to apply on-line.

Categories : PhD Health Sciences | PhD Bio, Chemie | GU Projects
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University:University of Tasmania
Faculty:College of Sciences and Engineering
Project Start Date:01.12.2022
Application Deadline:18.07.2022
Supervisor Name:Rodrigo Hamede, Email: rkhamede@utas.edu.au
Location (City/Campus):Hobart, Sandy Bay Campus
Project Description:

Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) are threatened by two independently evolved transmissible cancers, devil facial tumour disease (DFTD, first detected in 1996 in north-eastern Tasmania) and devil facial tumour 2 (DFT2, first detected in 2014 in south-eastern Tasmania). During the last two decades, devil-DFTD evolutionary interactions led to genetic and phenotypic adaptations to the disease, and a significant decrease in its transmission rate. This suggests that DFTD is transitioning from an epidemic to an endemic disease, a key component for host-pathogen coexistence. However, the recent emergence of DFT2 has the potential to alter infection dynamics and ongoing devil-tumour adaptations. Whilst DFT2 has been only observed in the geographic peninsula where it originated, a rapid increase in its prevalence and spread has been observed over the last three years. To date, there is limited information about the epidemiology and population effects of DFT2, its interaction with DFTD and the extent to which this new cancer represents a significant threat for the already imperilled devil populations.

The project aims to quantify the effects of environmental and population characteristics on infection dynamics and spread of DFT2 in wild populations. Using multiple data sets generated from telemetry, live and camera trapping, and a combination of modelling techniques, the project will evaluate the spatiotemporal dynamics of DFT2, identify parameters associated with disease clusters and conditions for disease fade out or persistence. Model outputs will be used to assess the long-term viability of populations affected by both cancers and evaluate the suitability of potential disease management strategies.

The Tasmanian devil-DFTD-DFT2 study system provides a unique opportunity to integrate recent statistical advances for modelling infection dynamics with fine scale spatiotemporal, epidemiological and ecological datasets to the management of emerging infectious diseases.

Funding Information:

Fully funded scholarship

This project has been put forward to be considered for The High Family Scholarship in Tasmania Devil Research. Eligible applicants may be assessed for this scholarship. Please visit The High Family Scholarship in Tasmania Devil Research for more information about this scholarship.

As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.

Special Requirements:

Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements and the following additional eligibility criteria specific to this project:

The degree must be undertaken on a full-time basis.

Applicants must already have been awarded a First-Class Honours degree or hold equivalent qualifications or relevant and substantial research experience in an appropriate sector.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong research and analytical skills.

Applicants must meet English requirements or be able to do so before commencement.

Additional Information:Further Information can be found here.
Categories : PhD Health Sciences | PhD Engineering | PhD Bio, Chemie

Grundlegendes zum Schwerpunkt Bio- und Chemiewissenschaften

Im Mittelpunkt der Biologiewissenschaften stehen alle grundlegenden Aspekte lebender Organismen: Mikroorganismen, Pilze, Pflanzen und Tiere. Viele Forschungsgruppen arbeiten mit interdisziplinären Fragestellungen und untersuchen, wie Arten und Ökosysteme verwaltet, erhalten und wiederhergestellt werden können. Mit modernen Techniken und Methoden, die von molekularen und genetischen Analysen bis hin zu Big-Data-Sciences reichen, werden komplexe Zusammenhänge erforscht.  

Wie die Biologie so spielt auch die Chemie in allen Bereichen unseres Lebens eine grundlegende Rolle. Zentrale Bedeutung hat die Entwicklung neuer Medikamente für die Behandlung von Krankheiten und die Entwicklung innovativer Materialien.Australische Hochschulen zeichnen sich durch hervorragende Grundlagen- und angewandte Forschung aus, deren Ergebnisse eine bedeutende Rolle für die chemische Industrie weltweit darstellen. 

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