PhD project - Multi-scale modelling of the lymphatic system
The University of Sydney

Applied Mathematics Group

Posted on: Fri Oct 10 2014

Are you completing honours in mathematics, physics or engineering? Do you want to apply your skills to advance our understanding of the human body?

Researchers in the Applied Mathematics group at the University of Sydney are part of an international consortium of four universities working to create biological knowledge and experimentally informed computer models of the body’s lymphatic system, which is where immune response is mounted. The system is also central to cancer metastasis. The consortium includes nodes in the UK and US, and actively involves other major universities as well. Its five-year funding by the US National Institutes of Health has just been renewed. The group at Sydney has the opportunity to lead this international modelling effort, and to guide the direction of the work of the experimental laboratories overseas. There would be opportunities to collaborate with overseas researchers, including the possibility of embedding visits, and to present work at domestic and international conferences.

An Australian applicant who was in possession of an APA would be eligible for a top-up scholarship of the order of $10,000 p.a. for the duration of the APA. An Australian applicant without an APA would be considered for a full scholarship of the order of $30,000 p.a. All potential applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for an APA (closing date 31 October).

To apply for this PhD scholarship, forward your CV and a supporting statement to

Associate Professor Chris Bertram (

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