If you're an undergraduate, honours or masters by coursework student, why not apply for UQ's Winter Research Program?

In 2018, the program will run for a minimum of four weeks between mid-June and mid-July and students will work on a research project for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

If you apply, you will automatically be considered for a Winter Research Scholarship of $1,500.

To apply, visit the Winter Research Program website.

A list of projects available in 2018 can be found below.

Winter Research Program section

Advanced Organic Synthesis

The student will perform a range of advanced synthetic organic chemistry techniques to gain experience in constructing bioactive molecules.

Alternative sigma factors in H. influenzae

Alternative sigma factors coordinate bacterial stress responses and are essential to enable them to respond to changing environmental condition, such as interactions with host cells for pathogens.

Computer simulations of bioactive molecules

This project will use sophisticated computer simulations to study how certain types of drug candidates interact with biological molecules.

Development of targeted nanocarrier delivery system for gene delivery

Antisense gene therapy is a technology that uses molecules for treatment of neoplastic diseases.

Hitting the sweet spot: a radical new route to rare L-sugars

This project will explore new radical chemistry as a means of gaining synthetic access to specific rare L-sugars.

Ketol-acid reductoisomerase: An important antituberculosis drug target

The alarming increase in resistance to current medications to treat human tuberculosis (TB) represents a major threat to global human health.

New components for the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks

Metal-Organic Frameworks are a class of polymeric material formed from organic and metallic components. This project will explore new ways to form these materials following an innovative hierarchical self-assembly methodology.

Protein fusion constructs for treatment of diabetes

We are making molecules designed to carry anti-diabetic molecules to the pancreatic beta cell.

Systemic RNA interference (RNAi) in flowering plants

Gene silencing is a highly conserved process in plants and animals. It is of fundamental importance to gene regulation, virus defence, genome response to environment, and genome evolution.