Developing highly sensitive point-of-care molecular diagnostic devices malaria eradication

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Stephen Rogerson
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Patrick Kwan

Project Details

Detection of very low-density malaria infection is essential for malaria elimination, but current diagnostics are insensitive and/or costly. We are developing a low-cost, point-of-care diagnostic device based on our novel electrical immunosensor platform with ultra-sensitive detection capacity. The platform will be applicable to blood (for detection of very low density infection) and saliva (for non-invasive testing) to fulfil diagnostic gaps required for malaria elimination.

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
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

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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