Student research events

21 May 2021

Student Research Networking Evening

Mater Research Student Experience Event:

  • Date and time: Wednesday, 25 August 2021  6pm - 7pm
  • See Flyer for all details.

Places still available - New Deadline: 16 July 2021
Email: A/Prof. Graham Leggatt (
2021 Research Lab Rounds - A Flexible Introduction to Laboratory Research

What is it? 
Research Lab Rounds is an opportunity for students in MD1 and MD2 to observe research in action at several research laboratories.

Research Lab Rounds is not a course, it is not graded and is not connected in any way to the semester 2 research elective, or extra-curricular MD research, or the MPhil or PhD programs. They are intended to give students a flexible taste of research on a purely voluntary participation basis. Students will rotate in pairs through 3 different laboratories with 3 activities in each laboratory, located at either TRI or Herston, during Semester 2, 2021.

Research Lab Rounds is ideal for making future research contacts and deciding whether research is right for you. Most laboratories will be wet lab, but some dry lab or clinical research may be available. Students will be paired for rotation through the labs.

When do they happen?
Research Lab Rounds will start on Monday 9 August 2021 and run over 9 weeks within Semester 2. 

  • Round 1: 9 - 27 August 2021
  • Round 2: 30 August – 17 September 2021
  • Round 3: 20 September – 8 October 2021

Students who complete all the rounds will receive a certificate of completion. 
How to get involved: Apply by email to A/Prof Graham Leggatt ( by sending your CV, year level, preference for southside/northside research labs and a short paragraph on your research interests before Friday 16 July 2021.

18th Annual Ochsner Research Day

All lectures will be presented virtually via Zoom. May 27 2021. View agenda.

QIMR Berghofer Student Open Afternoon

Find out how you can accomplish excellence in medical research in the fields of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders by attending the QIMR Berghofer Student Open Afternoon. Thursday 3 June 2021 4.30-6pm. RSVP online.

Herston Health Precinct Symposium 2021

6-10 September 2021, Education Centre, RBWH

Call for abstracts: The 2021 Organising Committee is currently calling for abstract submissions from RBWH Researchers and Herston Partner Organisations.

Student submission are welcome. Submissions close 16 June 2021.

All details are here:

Abstract call-out for prestigious PAH awards

UQ researchers are invited to submit an abstract for the 2021 Princess Alexandra Hospital Health Symposium Research Excellence Awards.

The awards – which recognise next generation discoveries in the clinical space – will return to the symposium program, held from 24-27 August at the Translational Research Institute, PAH campus. View application and event details.

Academy of Medicine Research Day – Call for Abstracts 

You are invited to submit an abstract for the Academy of Medicine Research Day, which aims to showcase a broad range of researchers making world class medical discoveries.  View application and event details.