NEW: PhD and MPhil Scholarships in Biomedical Imaging Technology

2 Nov 2017

MiceThe Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology (CIBIT) is a multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Advanced Imaging and partners in the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical industry. The purpose of this national centre is to provide research training in the development of ‘smart’ probes and ‘smart’ scanning techniques in conjunction with industry partners. Students will undertake industry-driven research to overcome bottlenecks in the development and application of novel diagnostics, therapeutics and theranostics and to inform changes in regulatory policy that support industry growth. Scholarships will include an industry placement for one year.

CIBIT’s research themes are:

Theme 1: ‘Smart’ Probes: Diagnostics, therapeutics and theranostics for Precision Medicine in cancer.

Theme 1 Project areas include:

  • New methodologies for simple and efficient radiolabelling of peptides and macromolecules.
  • New theranostics, diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, antibody-drug conjugates for cancers including prostate and ovarian cancer, glioma, melanoma and osteosarcoma.
  • Health economics of targeted drugs and diagnostic agents.

Theme 2: ‘Smart’ Scanning: Harnessing the digital revolution to improve diagnostic imaging cost-effectively.

Project areas in Theme 2 include:

  • Machine learning and big data (multimodal imaging, clinical and genomic data).
  • New MRI and PET methodologies to increase diagnostic accuracy, patient comfort and safety.
  • Regulatory and reimbursement frameworks for artificial intelligence in imaging.

About the Centre for Advanced Imaging

The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI), a strategic initiative of The University of Queensland, is a leading imaging research facility in Australia, and one of a handful in the world. It brings together the skills of a critical mass of researchers and state-of-the-art, world- or Australian-first imaging research instruments including NMR, EPR, MRI, PET, CT, optical imaging and an on-site cyclotron and radiochemistry facilities. CAI hosts the largest Node of the National Imaging Facility (NIF) (http://anif.org.au/ ).

CAI conducts research across the spectrum from development of new imaging technologies, analysis of molecular structure, synthesis of MRI and PET biomarkers targeting fundamental biological processes to studies of major diseases affecting a range of organ systems, through to imaging economically significant agricultural animals and plant material, minerals and construction materials.

A multidisciplinary, cohesive student community have come together from all over the globe to CAI to undertake research training.  The Centre has an active student association (STAC) that provides many opportunities for networking and professional development, a supportive mentoring structure that will enhance personal and professional growth, an annual symposium and a well-attended weekly seminar program which attracts high profile National and International speakers.

Further details on the Centre for Advanced imaging and ongoing research can be found on CAI’s website http://www.cai.uq.edu.au/.

CAI is committed to supporting the career growth of female researchers and have a number of initiatives to support females in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our CAI Women in Imaging website at https://cai.centre.uq.edu.au/women-imaging.

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