The human microbiome in gut, oral and mental health

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Group Leader Email Number Webpage
Dr Julian G Simmons 9035 8318 Personal web page

Project Details

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated candidates for PhD/Masters projects beginning in 2019. There are multiple projects available, with each joint initiatives of the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (Department of Psychiatry), the Melbourne Dental School and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Candidates, likely to be supervised by Dr. Julian Simmons (depending on specific project), will be required to contribute to one or more unique studies that aim to investigate associations between mental health, gut health, oral health and the microbiome, in adults and children. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to craft a thesis topic that suits their interests, and may utilise a range of data being collected across studies, including bacterial, archaeal, hormonal, immune, metabolite, and gut and mental health data. Successful applicants should have an honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field, have excellent results (first class honours or equivalent) and/or have relevant research experience. Experience in clinical interviewing, microbiology, endocrinology, immunology, gastroenterology, bioinformatics, child development, oral health, nutrition/diet or metabolomics will be looked upon favourably.

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health, Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, 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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