Healthy Aging

Researchers at UQIDAR will work on breakthrough research in everything from diabetes to dementia to pain relief and cancer drugs. Projects that are researched in the UQIDAR will develop solutions for critical problems in medical and allied health research. UQ and IITD both have a truly world-class record for excellence in the fields of biotechnology, biosciences, bioinformatics, health and health & behavioural sciences. Multidisciplinary research is routinely carried out in most biology related areas. The UQIDAR will bring together top researchers from UQ and IITD, along with our associate partners, to deliver impact.

Available projects in Healthy Aging (HA)
Current projects in Healthy Aging (HA)

UQIDAR currently seeks applications from future students for the following research projects.

Project Code UQ Supervisor IITD Supervisor Research Themes Title Student Type (i/a) Keywords Discipline Status
UQIDAR 00112 Dr Sangeeta Prakash, Agriculture and Food Sciences Associate Professor Jatindra Sahu, Rural Development and Technology HA, TT, TS Controlling the crystallisation in clarified butter (ghee) and its functionalisation for health benefits a clarified butter, dairy technology, crystallisation food science Student Required
UQIDAR 00126 Professor David Reutens, Centre for Advanced Imaging Assistant Professor Anup Singh, Department of Biomedical Engineering HA, TT Efficient image acquisition for Low Field MRI. i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) ultra low field, mri, magnetic resonance imaging, biomedical imaging electrical engineering, physics, biomedical engineering, computer science Student Required
UQIDAR 00157 Professor Markus Barth, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Professor Anrup Singh, Department of Biomedical Engineering HA, TT Advancing Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging using Machine Learning i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) mri, medical imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance, image analysis biomedical engineering, computer science, physics and related, electrical engineering Student Required
UQIDAR 00165 Professor Matt Trau, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Dr Sandeep K. Jha, Department of Biomedical Engineering HA, TT Microfluidic devices for biomedical application i micro-total-analysis system, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip, point-of-care devices biotechnology, analytical, microfabrication, nanotechnology Student Required
UQIDAR 00166 Professor David Reutens, Centre for Advanced Imaging Professor Rahul Garg, Department of Computer Science & Engineering HA, TT Information flow in the normal and epileptic brain i/a neuroimaging, epilepsy, data science, machine learning biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science/electronics, neuroscience/neuroimaging, cognitive science/physiology Student Required
UQIDAR 00167 Professor Chengzhong Yu, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) Professor Ashok Ganguli, Department of Chemistry HA Synthesis and applications of non-viral gene vectors i note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) nanotechnology; gene delivery; functional materials, asymmetry nanoparticle nanotechnology, biomedical gene delivery Student Required
UQIDAR 00175 Dr Mark Blaskovich, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Professor V Haridas, Department of Chemistry HA Functionalisation of Antimicrobial Peptides i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) antibiotic, antimicrobial resistance, peptide synthesis, medicinal chemistry organic synthetic chemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00176 Dr Mark Blaskovich, Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Professor Nidhi Jain, Department of Chemistry HA New Approaches to Discover Antibiotics for Gram-Negative Bacteria i/a note: i-students must have own scholarship to apply (CSIR, UCG-NET, etc) antibiotic, organic synthesis, antimicrobial resistance, medicinal chemistry organic synthetic chemistry Student Required

UQIDAR PhD candidates are working on the following projects. Please note, these positions have been filled.

Project Code UQ Supervisor IITD Supervisor Research Themes Title Student Type (i/a) Keywords Discipline Status
UQIDAR 00121 Professor Linda Lua, UQ Protein Expression Facility Anurag Rathore, Department of Civil Engineering HA Transitioning to integrated continuous downstream bioprocess for vaccine manufacturing i bioprocess, therapeutic agents, vaccine, industry focused projects chemical engineering Position Filled - Manya Mittal
UQIDAR 00131 Associate Professor Luke Knibbs, School of Public Health Associate Professor Sagnik Dey, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences HA, RE Health benefits of air pollution mitigation: A comparative assessment of policies for high (India) and low (Australia) exposure regions i air pollution, epidemiology, health benefits, exposure modeling atmospheric science, environmental science, public health, biostatistics Position Filled - Neha Singh
UQIDAR 00142 Professor David Reutens , Centre for Advanced Imaging Dr Varsha Singh, Department of Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences HA, RE, TT, TS Understanding Brain-Behavior link: Using Structural (frontal asymmetry) and Neurochemical (neurotransmitters) Basis of Cognitive and Affective Processing to Improve Prediction of Health-related Outcomes in Epilepsy patients from low socio-economic. i frontal lobe functions/ executive functions, epilepsy, cognitive affective processes, endocrine system neuropsychology (focus: clinical), clinical psychology, neuroscience (focus: cognitive/behavioural), rehabilitation (focus: neuropsychological) Position Filled - Indupriya Vanchipurackal