Forschung in Bio- und Chemiewissenschaften

Die australischen Universitäten bieten in den Forschunsbereichen der Biologie- und Chemiewissenschaften ein breites Spektrum exzellenter Forschungsmöglichkeiten an.  
Die Biologiewissenschaften fokussieren sich auf die grundlegenden Aspekte lebender Organismen, Mikroorganismen, Pilze, Pflanzen und Tiere. Forschungsprojekte drehen sich um interdisziplinäre Fragestellungen und untersuchen, wie Arten und Ökosysteme verwaltet, erhalten und wiederhergestellt werden können. Mit modernen Techniken, die von molekularen und genetischen Analysen über die Datenerfassung ganzer Populationen, Gemeinschaften und Ökosystemen bis hin zu Big-Data-Sciences reichen, werden komplexe Zusammenhänge erforscht.  
Wie die Biologie so spielt auch die Chemie in fast allen Bereichen unseres Lebens eine grundlegende Rolle, von der Entwicklung neuer Medikamente über die Heilung von Krankheiten bis hin zur Entwicklung selbstreinigender Materialien und fortschrittlicher Farbstoffe und Kunststoffe. Australische Hochschulen zeichnen sich durch hervorragende Grundlagen- und angewandte Forschung aus, deren Ergebnisse u.a. eine bedeutende Rolle für die chemische Industrie weltweit darstellen.

Forschungsschwerpunkte in Biologie und Chemie

Biowissenschaften

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Experimental Biology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Marine Science
  • Microbiology & Molecular Biology
  • Neuro Science
  • Plant biology
  • Stem cell research
  • Structural biology
  • Zoology

Chemiewissenschaften

  • Advanced materials chemistry &  nanoscience
  • Analytical & bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Chemical theory & Computation
  • Biological & medicinal chemistry
  • Energy & catalysis
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Inorganic & organic chemistry
  • Molecular design & synthesis
  • Physical & theoretical chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry

Auswahl an möglichen Forschungsprojekten

In direkter Absprache mit dem potentiellen Supervisor lassen sich die Themen für deine Doktorarbeit auf die eigenen Forschungsinteressen sehr genau abstimmen.

Low temperature plasma processing of CO2 conversion / Deakin University


 
University:Deakin University Melbourne
Faculty:Institute of Frontier Materials
Project Start Date:July 2020, Nov 2020
Application Deadline:Ongoing
Supervisor Name:Dr Weiwei Lei
Location (City/Campus):Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong

Project Description:

CO2 gas has been widely accepted as a major greenhouse gas, leading to global warming and the current adverse climate changes. Therefore, the conversion of CO2 into value-added chemicals and fuels is considered as one of the main challenges of the 21st century. To achieve the transformation of CO2 into value-added chemicals or fuels, many approaches have been investigated. The basic mechanism of these approaches is either to split pure CO2 into CO and O2 or to involve the conversion of CO2 with a co-reactant to form new chemical compounds such as methanol. The existing traditional approaches are mainly thermo-catalytic methods, where pure CO2 splitting or conversion of CO2 with a co-reactant requires elevated temperature and rare earth metals as catalysts. Due to these limitations of the traditional thermal approaches, novel energy-efficient technologies are still sought. One promising approach in this field, which has received little attention to date, is plasma technology. Plasma as an ionized gas can not only dissociate CO2 but also enable thermodynamically difficult reactions to occur at ambient conditions of temperature and pressure with reasonable energy cost. The significance of this project is to exploit a new and exciting area in plasma technology for energy storage.

Funding Information:

Stipend of $27,596 per annum tax exempt
Relocation allowance of $500-1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate or overseas

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Materials Development for clean energy conversion and storage / University of Adelaide


 
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Project Start Date:January 2021
Application Deadline:Asap
Supervisor Name:Prof Shizhang Qiao
Location (City/Campus):North Terrace Campus, Adelaide

Project Description:

This project aims to create materials for the next generation of energy and catalysis solutions. To be specific, this project will design and develop advanced materials for clean energy conversion and storage applications, by electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, computation, or battery technology. Student has the freedom to choose from a list of projects as outlines below. Electrocatalysis: Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Oxygen Reduction/Evolution Reaction, CO2 reduction reaction, N2 reduction reaction. Photocatalysis: H2 production, photocatalytic CO2 reduction, photocatalytic N2 reduction Battery: Aqueous battery, Alkaline metal battery, Alkaline metal sulphur battery. Computation: Density Functional Theory, Molecular Dynamics

Additional Information Possible co-supervisor: Prof Markus Antonietti (Director for “Colloid Chemistry” at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces) Prof Xinliang Feng (Technische Universität Dresden) Highly self-motivated student, with track record in providing innovative solutions after critical thinking, are highly sought after.
Funding Information:

The project will be conducted at Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis (CMEC), which supports both experimental research and theoretical computation research. CMEC scholarship, equivalent to RTPS (Research Training Program Stipend) level.

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Colour stabilisation of retorted abalone without sulphites / University of Adelaide


 
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Project Start Date:Flexible
Application Deadline:Flexible
Supervisor Name:Prof Volker Hessel
Location (City/Campus):North Terrace Campus, Adelaide

Project Description:

The PhD research will be done in a project, which is part of the Cooperative Research Centre Fight Food Waste, bringing together industry, research and the community to capitalise on Australia’s food waste opportunities. Abalone food colors in an unfavourable way on its supply chain to the customer. This comes from release of copper. Classically, this is treated by SO2-based oxidation, yet this process is not environmentally benign and lacks reproducibility. The PhD research will investigate a larger variety in chemical reductants and complexing agents to fix copper. Microfluidic ‘animal-on-chip’ testing will aim for investigating the kinetics of the dye decolorization under well-defined, physiological conditions.

Additional Information Possible co-supervisor: Prof Markus Antonietti (Director for “Colloid Chemistry” at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces) Prof Xinliang Feng (Technische Universität Dresden) Highly self-motivated student, with track record in providing innovative solutions after critical thinking, are highly sought after.
Funding Information:

CRC Fight Food Waste.

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Evolutionary Biology Research / University of Adelaide


 
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Flexible
Application Deadline:Any time
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Keith Shearwin
Location (City/Campus):North Terrace Campus, Adelaide

Project Description:

Our scientists use ancient and modern DNA techniques to ‘travel through time’ so we can understand the evolutionary history of living and extinct vertebrates. We assess the impacts of past environmental change on animal populations, and this provides valuable genetic data for conservation and management of threatened species. We explore human evolution and migration, in particular the human evolutionary history of Indigenous Australians, through key collaboration with the South Australian Museum and Aboriginal families and communities around Australia. Our evolutionary biologists also apply expertise in forensic biology and new genomic techniques to analyse highly degraded human remains for various agencies.

Funding Information:

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Molecular and Biomedical Science Research / University of Adelaide


 
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Flexible
Application Deadline:Any time
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Keith Shearwin
Location (City/Campus):North Terrace Campus, Adelaide

Project Description:

We explore the molecular mechanisms underlying chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV and Alzheimer’s disease. Our goal is to bBetter understand the molecular structure of these human diseases in order to discover new pathways and treatment options. Our experts are also forging ahead with our understanding of the molecular interactions between pathogenic bacteria and humans. We’re developing more effective vaccines and treatment strategies to combat infectious diseases, such as E.coli, tuberculosis, golden staph, middle ear infection and malaria.. Our scientists are also makinge important breakthroughs in biotechnology, epigenetics and genome editing. We investigate how flora and fauna adapt to environmental signalling; how species evolve and survive through the evolution of resistance; genetic engineering of bacteria; and improving crops through synthetic biology and biotechnology.

Funding Information:

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Chemistry Research / University of Adelaide


 
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Flexible
Application Deadline:Any time
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Tara Pukala
Location (City/Campus):North Terrace Campus, Adelaide

Project Description:

Chemistry is a key component of many emerging fields of study including drug-synthesis for resistant bacteria, cancer treatments and renewable energy. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide is participating in these exciting new areas of research. Our research involves many new technologies which are influencing the field of chemistry including synchrotron and mass spectrometry, x-ray crystallography, nanotechnology, computational methods, lasers and synthetic biology. We also undertake award-winning research in fundamental chemistry spanning the traditional disciplines. Work with us as we make new discoveries, facilitate important scientific activities and train researchers of the future. Chemistry is a key component of many emerging fields of study including drug-synthesis for resistant bacteria, cancer treatments and renewable energy. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide is participating in these exciting new areas of research. Our research involves many new technologies which are influencing the field of chemistry including synchrotron and mass spectrometry, x-ray crystallography, nanotechnology, computational methods, lasers and synthetic biology. We also undertake award-winning research in fundamental chemistry spanning the traditional disciplines. Work with us as we make new discoveries, facilitate important scientific activities and train researchers of the future.

Funding Information:

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Investigation of respiratory viruses in Bovine Respiratory Diseases (BRD) in Australia / University of Adelaide


 
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Asap
Application Deadline:Asap
Supervisor Name:Farhid Hemmatzadeh
Location (City/Campus):Roseworthy Campus, Adelaide

Project Description:

Bovine respiratory diseases (BRD) is the main cause of economic loss in beef industry worldwide. Viruses play a big role in BRDs as the main causes of the disease or as predisposing factor for bacterial infections. Bovine Virus Diarrhoea virus (BVD), Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis virus (IBR), Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV) and Parainfluenza virus type 3 (PI3) are the main causes of BRDs in Australia. In this study, we aimed to investigate the BRD viruses in clinical and sub-clinical cases and study the pathogenesis of BRD viruses in cows.

Funding Information:

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Analysis of Salvia species for valuable food and industrial material traits / University of Adelaide


 
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Asap
Application Deadline:Asap
Supervisor Name:Professor Rachel Burton
Location (City/Campus):Waite Campus, Adelaide

Project Description:

Salvia species, commonly known as chia, produce nutritious oil-rich seeds, covered in a gel that has unique water-holding and thickening properties for food applications. Only Salvia hispanica is currently grown commercially, producing a high value crop. We have collected other Salvia species to study which show promise as agronomically more suited to growth in dryland conditions and that have unique gel properties potentially useful in food and industrial applications. The physiology, genetics and biochemisty of these species are mostly unknown. An opportunity exists to explore these aspects using microscopy, transcript analysis and bioinformatics, polysaccharide analysis and enzymatic profiling.

Funding Information:

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Increasing yield and quality in tropical horticulture using machine learning and hyperspectral imaging / Griffith University

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University:Griffith University
Faculty:Environmental Futures Research Institute (EFRI)
Project Start Date:2021
Application Deadline:11:59pm on 4 December 2020 (AEST)
Supervisor Name:Professor Stephen Trueman
Location (City/Campus):Nathan

Project Description:This project investigates whether integrating machine learning and hyperspectral imaging can provide real time information about crop nutrition. Optimal crop nutrition may improve fruitlet retention, fruit yield, and produce tropical crops with high quality. The PhD candidate will develop hyperspectral imaging methods to quantify nutrient concentrations in leaves and fruit. The successful applicant will be experienced in modelling, image processing, deep learning and hyperspectral imaging.
Funding InformationThe 2020 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $28,092 (indexed) for a period of up to three years of full-time study. Please see the GUPRS Conditions of Award for more information. A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information.

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information
Special RequirementsThe selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you will be able to combine laboratory and field studies with advanced analytical skills. You will have evidence of a passion for ecology and biology, with a strong desire to undertake research in sustainable agriculture. This scholarship is open to domestic and international applicants Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor’s degree with honours equivalent to Class1 honours and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral program Applicants must be able to travel and work in the field for extended periods (i.e. several weeks) Applicants must have an open driver’s licence Applicants must be able to work with insects (for bee related projects) Applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct research in developing countries and must be able to travel to Papua New Guinea (Government and University policy allowing) to conduct research (for canarium project) A background and well-developed expertise in insect biology, ecology or plant science is desirable Experience or interests in at least one of the following areas: pollination biology; entomology; plant biology; and/or tropical horticulture crops.

Increasing yield and quality in tropical horticulture by understanding pollen transport on bees / Griffith University

Auslandsstudium an der Griffith University
 
University:Griffith University
Faculty:Environmental Futures Research Institute (EFRI)
Project Start Date:2021
Application Deadline:11:59pm on 4 December 2020 (AEST)
Supervisor Name:Professor Stephen Trueman
Location (City/Campus):Nathan

Project Description:This project explores pollination by bees of various tree crops and the requirements of pollen from a different variety to produce a high yield of fruit or nuts. The PhD candidate will undertake orchard and laboratory studies to understand bee behaviour and the types of pollen transported by bees. The ideal candidate will have experience or interests in at least one of the following areas: pollination biology; entomology; plant biology; and/or fruit and nut production.
Funding InformationThe 2020 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $28,092 (indexed) for a period of up to three years of full-time study. Please see the GUPRS Conditions of Award for more information. A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information.

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information
Special RequirementsThe selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you will be able to combine laboratory and field studies with advanced analytical skills. You will have evidence of a passion for ecology and biology, with a strong desire to undertake research in sustainable agriculture. This scholarship is open to domestic and international applicants Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor’s degree with honours equivalent to Class1 honours and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral program Applicants must be able to travel and work in the field for extended periods (i.e. several weeks) Applicants must have an open driver’s licence Applicants must be able to work with insects (for bee related projects) Applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct research in developing countries and must be able to travel to Papua New Guinea (Government and University policy allowing) to conduct research (for canarium project) A background and well-developed expertise in insect biology, ecology or plant science is desirable Experience or interests in at least one of the following areas: pollination biology; entomology; plant biology; and/or tropical horticulture crops.

Stingless bees as pollinators in tropical horticulture / Griffith University

Auslandsstudium an der Griffith University
 
University:Griffith University
Faculty:Environmental Futures Research Institute (EFRI)
Project Start Date:2021
Application Deadline:11:59pm on 4 December 2020 (AEST)
Supervisor Name:Professor Helen Wallace
Location (City/Campus):Nathan

Project Description:Stingless bees are native to Australia and, like honeybees, are social, can be placed into hives and managed as pollinators. The primary focus of this project is to test the effectiveness of stingless bees as pollinators for macadamia, avocado, lychee and mango. This project includes molecular analysis and field work in horticultural crops in south east Queensland.
Funding InformationThe 2020 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $28,092 (indexed) for a period of up to three years of full-time study. Please see the GUPRS Conditions of Award for more information. A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information
Special RequirementsThe selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you will be able to combine laboratory and field studies with advanced analytical skills. You will have evidence of a passion for ecology and biology, with a strong desire to undertake research in sustainable agriculture. This scholarship is open to domestic and international applicants Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor’s degree with honours equivalent to Class1 honours and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral program Applicants must be able to travel and work in the field for extended periods (i.e. several weeks) Applicants must have an open driver’s licence Applicants must be able to work with insects (for bee related projects) Applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct research in developing countries and must be able to travel to Papua New Guinea (Government and University policy allowing) to conduct research (for canarium project) A background and well-developed expertise in insect biology, ecology or plant science is desirable Experience or interests in at least one of the following areas: pollination biology; entomology; plant biology; and/or tropical horticulture crops.

Improving Canarium nut production in Papua New Guinea / Griffith University

Auslandsstudium an der Griffith University
 
University:Griffith University
Faculty:Environmental Futures Research Institute (EFRI)
Project Start Date:2021
Application Deadline:11:59pm on 4 December 2020 (AEST)
Supervisor Name:Professor Helen Wallace
Location (City/Campus):Nathan

Project Description:This project is to conduct research on an indigenous tree nut, Canarium indicum in Papua New Guinea. This nut is an emerging industry in the Pacific that is helping to improve livelihoods of rural people. The primary focus of this project is to help to develop the emerging canarium nut industry. The project may include research on tree genetics, tree pollination, nut production systems and nut processing. The project also includes work with Australian horticultural industries such as macadamia and almond to examine appropriate technologies and systems that are suitable for canarium nuts. This project will require travel to Papua New Guinea (Government and University policy allowing) to collect samples for analysis and to conduct experiments. The ideal candidate will have experience or interests in at least one of the following areas: plant biology; and/or nut production.
Funding Information

The 2020 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $28,092 (indexed) for a period of up to three years of full-time study. Please see the GUPRS Conditions of Award for more information. A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information.

 

RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information

Special RequirementsThe selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you will be able to combine laboratory and field studies with advanced analytical skills. You will have evidence of a passion for ecology and biology, with a strong desire to undertake research in sustainable agriculture. This scholarship is open to domestic and international applicants Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor’s degree with honours equivalent to Class1 honours and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral program Applicants must be able to travel and work in the field for extended periods (i.e. several weeks) Applicants must have an open driver’s licence Applicants must be able to work with insects (for bee related projects) Applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct research in developing countries and must be able to travel to Papua New Guinea (Government and University policy allowing) to conduct research (for canarium project) A background and well-developed expertise in insect biology, ecology or plant science is desirable Experience or interests in at least one of the following areas: pollination biology; entomology; plant biology; and/or tropical horticulture crops.

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