Understanding biochemical and microbiological changes during donor human milk processing

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

Supervisor – Dr Nidhi Bansaln.bansal@uq.edu.au

This project involves alternative pasteurisation of donor human milk to improve feeding solutions for babies in neonatal intensive care units.  The work will involve processing as well as analysis of human milk. The project seeks to understand the microbial changes due to processing as well assay biochemical properties, structure and digestibility of human milk pre/post-processing.

Preferred educational background

A working knowledge of biochemistry, enzymology and dairy chemistry would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of biochemistry and/or dairy chemistry and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of microbiology is highly desirable.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 2, 2021. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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