Research Higher Degree Scholarship
The Quinn group (www.researcherid.com/rid/A-7931-2008) is working towards new therapies for infectious diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis.
We are seeking applications from prospective PhD students to work in a drug discovery project in infectious disease supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage). This project is your chance to make a difference in the global fight against infectious disease like malaria and tuberculosis.
This project aims to synthesis fragments derived from part structures of natural products. This will include molecular modeling and chemoinformatics to identify fragment-sized portions of natural products that can be added to the library to expand the upper limit of accessible fragment diversity and in silico analysis of natural product diversity space to generate a minimum set of fragments. Newly synthesized compounds will be tested against tuberculosis and malaria proteins using FTMS.
Scholarship value and duration
The scholarship is valued AUD$27,651 per annum for three years plus relocation and thesis allowances.
Candidates should hold a First-Class Honors degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
For more information, please contact:
Professor Ronald J Quinn AM FTSE