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    Available PhD and Masters Projects

    • Location: Monash University, Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Supervisors: Prof. Nicolas Voelcker, Dr. Roey Elnathan
    • Industry Partners: CSIRO, ULVAC, Invetech
    • Start date: 2x projects, September – February start
    • Location: Queensland University of Technology, Science & Engineering
    • Supervisors: Dr. Laura Bray, Prof. Dietmar W Hutmacher, Dr. Jacqui McGovern, Dr. Roland Steck,  Dr. Siamek Saifzadeh
    • Industry Partner: BellaSeno
    • Start date: Immediate
    • Location: Monash University, Engineering
    • Supervisors: Prof. Laurence Meagher, A/Prof. Tracy Heng
    • Industry Partner: Cynata
    • Start date: 3x projects, December – April
    • Location: Monash University, Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
    • Supervisors: Prof. John Bertram, Prof. Jose Polo
    • Industry Partner: Mogrify
    • Start date: February/March 2022
    • Location: Monash University, Business & Economics
    • Supervisors: Prof. Amrik Sohal, Prof. Dietmar W Hutmacher
    • Industry Partners: Cell Therapies, Bluechiip, World Courier
    • Start date: November/December
    • Location: Monash University, Medicine, Nuring & Health Sciences
    • Supervisor: Prof. Gail Risbridger
    • Industry Partner: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
    • Start date: November/December
    • Location: Monash University, Business and Economics
    • Supervisors: Prof. Amrik Sohal, Prof. Dietmar W Hutmacher
    • Industry Partner: Cell Therapies
    • Start date: November/December
    • Location: Queensland University of Technology, Science & Engineering
    • Supervisor: Dr. Laura Bray, Prof. Dietmar W Hutmacher, Dr. Siamek Saifzadeh, Dr. Roland Steck
    • Industry Partner: Aesculap
    • Start date: immediate
    • Location: Monash University, Engineering
    • Supervisors: Prof. Nicolas Voelcker, Dr. Roey Elnathan
    • Industry Partners: CSIRO, Bluechiip, ULVAC
    • Start date: 2x projects, November – March
    • Location: Queensland University of Technology, Science & Engineering
    • Supervisor: Dr. Laura Bray, Dr. Mark Adams
    • Industry Partner: TissueGUARD
    • Start date: November/December

    PhD Scholarships

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    Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

    The ARC Training Centre for Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering (CTET) is a new training centre based at Monash University and Queensland University of Technology. CTET will develop the next generation of industry-ready post-graduate students.

    In conjunction with Australian and international partners, CTET is offering industry-led PhD research projects in various fields within tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, as well as supply chain and commercialisation.

    Candidates must hold an Honours or Master degree with a significant research component. An academic background in relevant fields, eg. social sciences, natural sciences, engineering or business, is required.

    Rate: AUD $34,013/pa for 3 years.

    Masters projects are also available for 1.5 – 2 years. 

    Projects are available in the following research areas:
          • sensors for cell quality control
          • nanomaterials for cancer immunotherapies
          • in vitro tissues for cancer investigations
          • biomaterials for vaccine delivery
          • programming different cell types into podocytes
          • scaffold and implant development
          • cell based regenerative products
          • entrepreneurship and business models for cell therapies
          • patient-surgeon interactions

    If you are interested in applying for a CTET project, you are invited to complete an Expression of Interest.

    Theme 1:
    Engineering process
    efficiencies

    Theme 2: 
    Advanced materials and manufacturing

    Theme 3:
    Tissue
    engineering

    Theme 4:
    Value chain and
    commercialisation

    Our projects

    Theme 2: Advanced materials and manufacturing

    Materials and processes for optimised, scalable manufacture of stem cells for therapeutic applications

    Theme 2: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Prof. Laurence Meagher A/Prof. Tracy Heng Prof. Mibel Aguilar A/Prof. Travis Klein In this project, we will apply novel …

    Theme 3: Tissue engineering technologies

    Scaffold-cell based breast tissue engineering

    Theme 3: Tissue Engineering Technologies Prof. Dietmar HutmacherDr. Jacqui McGovernDr. Roland SteckDr. Laura Bray Dr. Siamak Saifzadeh This project includes studies focusing on the development …

    Theme 2: Advanced materials and manufacturing

    Novel bioink carrier formulations for 3D bioprinting of skeletal muscle

    Theme 2: Advanced materials and manufacturing Prof. Peter Currie Prof. Laurence Meagher The 3D bioprinting of cells is a recent area of research that can …

    Theme 3: Tissue engineering technologies

    Organ perfusion for transplant mechanism using cell-based regenerative products

    Theme 3: Tissue Engineering Technologies A/Prof. Rebecca Lim This project will investigate the potential for perfusion and stem cells to regenerate and repair and/or rejuvenate …

    Theme 3: Tissue engineering technologies

    Reprograming of different cell types into podocytes

    Theme 3: Tissue engineering Prof. John Bertram Prof. Jose Polo Podocytes are the cells in the glomeruli responsible for blood filtration. Loss and alteration of podocytes lead to …

    Theme 3: Tissue engineering technologies

    In vivo Antimicrobial Efficacy of Novel Bactericidal Surfaces for Use in Intramedullary Implants

    Theme 3: Tissue engineering Prof. Dietmar W Hutmacher Dr. Laura Bray Dr. Siamek Saifzadeh Dr. Roland Steck This project will investigate the in vivo efficacy …

    The ARC Training Centre for Cell and Tissue Engineering Technologies will allow Australia to deliver industry-aligned innovations resulting in the creation of human capital, next generation jobs, patents and spin-off companies in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

    This will strengthen the global competitiveness of the Australian tissue engineering and regenerative medicine industries as well as bring long-term health benefits to the Australian community.

    The ARC Training Centre for Cell and Tissue Engineering Technologies is a newly funded centre led by Monash University in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology and 22 partner organisations. The Centre aims to develop the next generation of industry-ready workforce in the Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering sector. This will be achieved through an industry specific training program, tailored for the needs of PhDs, postdoctoral fellows and industry partners in the centre, with research carried out in industry facing projects.
    Funding from the ARC in this Centre presents an exciting opportunity for university and industry collaboration in a high growth industry sector with impactful health and economic outcomes for Australia.

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