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Curtin University PhD Scholarship in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry 2017, Australia

Publish Date: Dec 13, 2016

Deadline: Feb 15, 2017

PhD Scholarship in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry

The Office of Research and Development has a PhD scholarship available for Honours/MSc students with strong skill sets in synthetic medicinal chemistry to study under the supervision of Dr Hendra Gunosewoyo in an ARC project.

The project aims to develop chemical probes capable of inhibiting the transport of essential mycolic acid across the cell wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  The emergence of resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis necessitates the identification of new, validated biological target(s) in the current control of tuberculosis. Preliminary data in this proposal demonstrate the discovery of indoleamides as a novel chemcal entity.  Development of these indoleamides may provide insights into a novel mechanism of action that could be targeted in combination with existing antitubercular agents.

Student type

  • Future Students


  • Health Sciences

Course type

  • Postgraduate Research


Non-gender specific


  • Australian Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • International students
  • New Zealand Citizen

Scholarship base

  • Merit Based

Maximum number awarded



The successful candidate shall receive an annual stipend of $26,288 (2016) tax-free which will be indexed for the duration of the award.  The scholarship shall be for three years with a maximum possible extension of up to six months.

The tuition fee for a domestic candidate shall be covered by the Research Training Scheme (RTS).  For a successful international student, the scholarship will also cover tuition fees for the duration of the award. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Honours 1 in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry;
  • MSc by Research in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry.

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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