Biotechnology - Ph.D.
The Doctoral degree programs within the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) provide the highest level of training in key areas of scientific research.
Students work on an independent research project encompassing the broader interests of one of the research teams within the School. In the early stages of the program, students receive close supervision and guidance in the management of their project. In the later stages, however, students are encouraged to exercise initiative and demonstrate originality. In the last year of the program, the candidate should be able to work independently and be guided rather than directed by the supervisor.
Biotechnology at UNSW
UNSW has one of the strongest gatherings of world-class biotechnologists in Australia and has for decades been recognised for its internationally competitive advantage in this research area. Using the latest enabling technologies in bioanalytical chemistry, genomics, imaging, and informatics, BABS researchers investigate globally relevant biotechnology areas in the environmental and medical sector:
- Biomaterials and nanotechnology for environmental applications
- Bioprospecting for enzyme and drug discovery
- Novel biocatalysts and bioactives
- Biofilm and biofouling control
- Water quality and reuse
- Bioremediation and biofuels
- Transcriptional regulation and cellular reprogramming for the treatment of cancer, blood diseases and metabolic disorders.
- Novel chemotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer
- Biomaterials for wound repair and regenerative medicine
- Protein biotechnology
Finding a Supervisor
It is essential that you identify an appropriate academic supervisor in BABS and obtain their agreement prior to submitting an application. It is recommended that you peruse the School's current research projects available within BABS. This provides information on each project and the supervisor in charge of the project. Contact details for supervisors can be found in the BABS Staff Directory.