PhD Scholarships in Stem Cell Biology
The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.
The UQ Centre in Stem Cell Ageing and Regenerative Engineering, located within the AIBN brings together UQ’s leading researchers in stem cell biology, bioengineering, neural, vascular, and musculo-skeletal biology, genome biology, proteomics, bioinformatics, and clinical ageing-related research, to address the following challenges:
- Discover the intrinsic and extrinsic regulators of stem cell ageing within in vivo perivascular, muscle, skeletal and neural stem cell niches;
- Develop novel in vitro and in vivo models to interrogate the functional interactions between the intrinsic and extrinsic processes that result in ageing of stem cells and their niches in these tissues;
- Demonstrate that manipulating novel key regulators can maintain stem cell and tissue function with age; and
- Translate the scientific results into clinical solutions with medical and commercial potential.