PhD Projects - Mathematics to understand HIV & malaria

Complex Systems in Biology
Faculty of Medicine

Closing date: 17th October 2014

Are you finishing honours in mathematics, statistics, or physics? Do you want to use your skills to help better understand the major infectious diseases of our time?

The Complex Systems in Biology Group at the University of New South Wales is offering PhD scholarships in mathematical modelling of infection and immunity. The group is a unique interdisciplinary environment combining mathematical tools with experimental and clinical data to understand the mechanisms of infection and immunity.

Current projects involve modeling of infection dynamics and genetic evolution in HIV, malaria, and in neonatal infection.

Applicants are sought for domestic student scholarships for PhD studies (valued at $30,000 p.a.) and also top-up scholarships for APA recipients (valued at $10,000 p.a.).

The group collaborates extensively with experimentalists around the world. Students will become actively involved in these collaborations, and have the opportunity to travel both Nationally and Internationally to present their work. The group is a highly supportive environment. It is an ideal venue for students with a quantitative background aiming to diversify their experiences to work in mathematical biology.

To apply, forward a CV and outline of interests to: Professor Miles Davenport ( Applications for APAs close 17 October, but students should make contact as soon as possible.

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