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, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences Associate Professor Jatindra Sahu, Department of Rural Development and Technology HA, TT, TS Controlling the crystallisation in clarified butter (ghee) and its functionalisation for health benefits q clarified butter, dairy technology, crystallisation food 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/q 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 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/q 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 00185 Associate Professor Nicholas Osborne, School of Public Health Professor Sagnik Dey, Department of Atmospheric Sciences RE, HA, TS Pollen and its contribution to respiratory outcomes in subtropical regions i/q air pollution epidemiology health benefits exposure modeling environmental science, biological science, public health epidemiology Student Required
UQIDAR 00194 Professor Suresh Bhatia, School of Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Gaurav Goel, Department of Chemical Engineering HA, TT Multiscale Modelling of the Kinetics of Transdermal Drug Delivery q transdermal drug delivery, multiscale modelling, molecular dynamics simulations, drug transport through skin chemical engineering, physics or computational chemistry Student Required
UQIDAR 00210 Associate Professor Luke Knibbs, School of Public Health Associate Professor Sagnik Dey, Department of Atmospheric Sciences HA, RE, TS Balancing the health and climate benefits of 'greening' cities in India and Australia i/q environmental health, atmospheric science, epidemiology, urban planning this project suits students from a range of backgrounds, including (but not limited to) public/environmental health, environmental engineering, atmospheric science, remote sensing, environmental science, ecology, or biostatistics. the main requiremen Student Required
UQIDAR 00222 Dr Amirali Popat, School of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Ritu Kulshreshtha, Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology HA, TT Nanomedicine and Gene Therapy to Treat Glioblastoma i glioblastoma, nanomedicine, mrna, delivery biotechnology, biomedical engineering, bioengineering, pharmaceutical sciences Student Required
UQIDAR 00226 Dr Peter Moyle, School of Pharmacy Professor Kamal Pant, Department of Chemical Engineering HA, TT Novel topical formulations for the treatment of diseases and infections of the skin i/q antimicrobial, nanomedicine, formulation, topical biochemistry, microbiology, analytical chemistry, formulation science 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 Professor Anurag Rathore, Biopharmaceutical Technology 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
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/q neuroimaging, epilepsy, data science, machine learning biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science/electronics, neuroscience/neuroimaging, cognitive science/physiology Position Filled - Puneet Dheer
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 Position Filled - Manoj Kumar Sharma
UQIDAR 00198 Professor David Reutens, School of Centre for Advanced Imaging Professor Rahul Garg, Department of Computer Science & Engineering HA, TT Accurate localization of functional brain areas in Epilepsy patients and healthy individuals using naturalistic functional MRI paradigms i/q machine learning, data science, image processing, neuroimaging, epilepsy student should be good at programming and have interest in neurosciences or neuroimaging. the students preferably be bachelor/master/mphil in a relevant field of science, engineering, biology, or medicine Position Filled
UQIDAR 00213 Dr Christopher Leonardi, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering Assistant Professor Bahni Ray, Department of Mechanical Engineering HA, TT Quantifying the mechanical properties of myocardium in cases of heart failure by preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) i/q cardiovascular disease, computational fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, numerical simulation this project is open to students with a background in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, mathematics or applied physics. interest and demonstrated competence in fluid mechanics, computational fluid mechanics and software engineering woul Position Filled - Jijo Derick Abraham
UQIDAR 00216 Dr Mingyuan Lu, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering Associate Professor Jayati Sarkar, Department of Chemical Engineering HA, TT Surface modification of biodegradable scaffolds for bone tissue engineering application i/q self-organization, self-assembly, nanoparticle, memembrane, biomaterial scaffold, tissue engineering, selective laser sintering materials science/mechanical engineering/biomedical engineering/chemistry (a multidisciplinary project, the student needs to learn other things) Position Filled - Swarnima Agarwal