Understanding Immune Responses in Lymphoma

Project opportunity

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.

This project will investigate the importance of immune response in the development of lymphoma and the changes that occur in patients blood that either enhance or suppress the response to the chosen therapy. The laboratory is the main translational lab for several national clinical trials in lymphoma and has an extensive network of local and international collaborators.The student will undertake in-depth analysis using novel techniques to understand the importance of immune mechanisms in lymphoma and how this could be augmented to improve patient outcome. The student will learn how to process samples from clinical specimens and run gene expression, mutation and immunological assays to understand the immune environment of lymphoma. This will require the student to develop significant bioinformatic skills.

Scholarship value

As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: 

  • living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed annually
  • tuition fees covered
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)


Dr Colm Keane

Faculty of Medicine

Email: c.keane@uq.edu.au

Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history.

A working knowledge of molecular techniques bioinformatics would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of health science and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of bioinformatics is highly desirable.

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2024. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.

How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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