Developing and commercialising new diagnostic tests for tropical infectious diseases

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Burnet Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Jack Richards + 61 3 9282 2111 Personal web page

Project Details

New tests are required to diagnose malaria and other tropical infectious diseases in resource-poor settings to enable prompt treatment and to strengthen public health disease surveillance. A wide range of projects are available to develop new diagnostic tests with technologies including lateral flow cartridges for point-of-care testing, isothermal nucleic acid amplification for high sensitivity testing, and development of serological assays for individual clinical management and population-based surveillance. Projects will involve developing an understanding of the biology of these diseases, experience in developing new diagnostic tests, validation of tests with clinical samples and field studies, engagement with industry partners, and the processes of commercialisation.

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health, Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Burnet Institute

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