AITHM PhD Scholarships
AITHM PhD projects are available across the Institute’s key research areas, including infectious disease, chronic disease prevention and health systems research. The Institute first called for applicants for its’ PhD Scholarship in 2015 and then again in 2016. Both rounds attracted very strong candidates with an interest in tropical health and medical research.
These students have AITHM members as primary supervisors and many receive additional support from the Cohort Doctoral Studies Program.
Some topics include:
- High-throughput screen of the hookworm secreted proteome for novel therapeutics to treat asthma
- Development of a shellfish allergy model to evaluate the degree of cross-reactivity between prawn and abalone
- Patient experience of health service delivery for people living with chronic conditions in Cairns
- Harnessing proteins secreted by hookworms to develop a new platform of anti-inflammatory drugs for treating auto-immune disease
- Schistosome exosomes - immunobiology and vaccine efficacy
- Assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on health in Cambodia, and how to evaluate which factors contribute most to the risk of these impacts
- Structure-function relationships of disulfide-rich peptides
- Novel biopharmaceutical for food allergy
JCU’s Graduate Research School offers Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers a large range of free courses throughout the year to assist in developing their skills. Some examples include research candidature workshops, writing, editing and communication workshops, presentation skills, and project design and analysis.
2016 AITHM Scholarship recipients
Gebeyaw Getnet Mekonnen
2015 AITHM PhD Scholarship recipients
Ana Ramirez Lopez