Exceptional candidates with a background in analytical instrumentation, mass spectrometry, organic chemistry or similar are invited to apply for a fully funded scholarship under the supervision of Post-Doctoral fellow Dr Matthew O’Rourke at the UTS proteomics node and Prof Phil Hansbro at the Centre for inflammation, centenary institute.Who is eligible?
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In the field of respiratory disease, severe Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are the two greatest causes of morbidity resulting in severe breathing difficulties and illness, wheezing in asthma and often death in COPD. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the outcomes for patients with chronic respiratory disease. The result is an enormous ongoing cost both to individuals and health systems worldwide. The Center For Inflammation UTS / Centenary institute, led by Prof Hansbro has an internationally renowned track record in the development of human representative animal models to study severe asthma and COPD and is one of 4 Australian research institutes capable of studying in-vivo COVID-19 infections. By combining these established models together with advanced mass spectrometry-based proteomics, bulk and single cell RNA sequencing.
This project aims to leverage our new capabilities in mass spectrometry imaging and large scale multi omics screening to elucidate the molecular landscape of COPD and severe asthma. The successful candidate will gain experience in experimental design, advanced mass spectrometry and associated techniques culminating in the creation of a multi omics based thesis.Value
$32,500 per year; additional funds ($7.5k) during the course of the PhD for travel and other PhD-related expenses.Duration