Location Monash University, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute
App. deadline 30/10/2017
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Eligibility Open to international applicants

PhD project available in cell biology assessing leukaemic stem cells

Professor Susie Nilsson's group

conducts state-of-the-art stem cell biology research

earning her group an international reputation for


This project is aimed at rendering residual leukaemia stem cells chemo-sensitive. The fact that blood stem cells naturally move from marrow to peripheral blood has been used therapeutically to “mobilise” them for transplantation. Leukaemic stem cells are regulated by similar mechanisms. We have developed a new mobilisation agent and the project will test its ability to improve the cure of leukaemia by dislodging leukaemic stem cells from their protective microenvironment and stimulating cell-cycle, rendering them sensitive to chemotherapy. 

The project will be conducted in a joint CSIRO/ARMI laboratory at Monash University. Students with a 1st Class Honours are encouraged to apply and meet the team. Successful applicant will be provided with a laptop and a top up scholarship.


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Prof Susie Nilsson
+61 3 9518 5917