Cardiovascular disease accounts of over one third of all deaths in Australia and is forecasted to become the leading cause of death in Australia and worldwide. This project will develop next-generation activatable nanomaterials for drug delivery with an imaging sensor mechanism to monitoring drug release in cardiovascular diseases.

Expected outcomes and deliverables: 

This project will enable the student to gain experience in at least one of these: synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials, chemical conjugation and bio-conjugation techniques, biochemistry, cell culture, experimental design, data analysis, and presentation skills.

Suitable for:

This project would suit students with background/interest in chemistry, nanotechnology, biotechnology, molecular biology, chem/bio engineering, or a related discipline.

Administrative enquiries:

Please contact Myrtle Sahabandu, Research and Scholarships Officer (Thursday and Friday), School of Pharmacy Email:


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