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
|Dr Jack Richards||Jack.Richards@burnet.edu.au||+ 61 3 9282 2111||Personal web page|
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
School Research Themes
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
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