The ithree institute seeks students interested in addressing the following focal points:
- Pathogen survival and development
- Immunity to pathogens
- Creating a critical mass for maintaining a scientifically interactive and socially active research community
Students will help identify new drug targets and gain insights into the mechanisms of drug resistance; they will develop novel antibiotics and drugs, preventative vaccines, vector identification diagnostics and diagnostics that can detect infection before disease occurs.
Research program (seminars)
The ithree institute consists of research groups that have proven, internationally competitive records in the field of infectious diseases, and in the application of their basic research to the treatment and prevention of these diseases. We employ our nexus of basic and applied expertise in the following areas of research that hold the keys for interrupting the lifecycle of pathogens:
- Pathogen diagnosis and identification (Detection)
- Pathogen transmission (Transmission)
- Pathogen survival and development (Infection)
- Immunity to pathogens (Immunity)
- Control methods for pathogens (Treatment).
We ensure the continued development of postgraduates by:
- Introducing incentives to attend national and international conferences
- Ensuring availability of financial support for acquiring new technologies (workshops and collaborations)
- Encouraging postgraduate students to spend a 2-3 months in another laboratory.
Students who wish to study in ithree institute should read the step by step guide to applying for a research degree in UTS Science.
On applying to study at UTS as a postgraduate research student: