Medtech Actuator Menzies Scholarship
MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarship
- Offered to 10 junior scientists
- Each Scholarship valued at $10,000 (including a $1,000 stipend)
- 3-month Scholarship (approx. 1-2 days/month) including an intensive one-week program focused on the commercialisation of research, including intellectual property, pitching, start-up 101, finance for beginners, business modelling, design thinking, path-to-market, and market analysis.
The Foundation is delighted to announce the following ten high-potential health, medical and biotechnology researchers have been selected to each receive a 2022 MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarship – supporting them to develop a career that fuses science, research, and entrepreneurship.
2022 Scholarship recipients are:
- Dr Andrew Lewis Foster, PhD Student, Queensland University of Technology, Research Fellow, Jamieson Trauma Institute, and Orthopaedic Principal House Officer, Redcliffe Hospital Project: Developing an antibiotic hydrogel for locally applied treatment of surgical infection
- Angus Weekes, PhD Student and Sessional Academic, Centre for Biomedical Technologies, Queensland University of Technology Project: Off-the-shelf vasculature: Biofabrication of non-immunogenic decellularised human vascular grafts
- Helen Elizabeth King, PhD Student, Garvan Institute Project: Revolutionising the accuracy of the CRISPR-Cas system through guide design.
- Ishara Paranawithana, PhD Candidate, Bionics Institute and Monash University Project: Exploring language development in infants by measuring brain connectivity using functional near-infrared spectroscopy
- Muhammad Nouman, PhD Candidate, Deakin University Project: An AI-aided mental health prediction platform
- Nina Langer, PhD Student, Monash University Project: Developing a heart-assist pump to improve the quality of life of patients with heart failure
- Oyime Poise Aula, PhD Student, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the University of Queensland Project: Developing molecular point-of-care tests for neglected tropical diseases
- Shiva Pedram, Research Fellow, the University of Wollongong Project: Developing remote mental healthcare support using Virtual Reality
- Urwah Nawaz, PhD Candidate, the University of Adelaide and University of New South Wales Junior Computational Scientist, Pending AI Project: Developing a low-cost lateral rotation mattress that has the capacity to adjust patient positions
- Zachary Rochecouste, Bachelor Student, and Researcher, Mending Broken Hearts Program, the University of New South Wales Project: Creating a total artificial heart
Previous Scholars (2021):
- Dr Sohyb Basir: A digital waiting-room for emergency departments to capture real-time data from patients through their own mobile devices.
- Ritesh Warty: Developing a pessary with embedded technologies to rehabilitate the pelvic floor.
- Dr Chia-Chi Chien: Conducting controlled experiments using an innovative 3D microtissue-on-a-chip approach for precision medicine applications.
- Julie Dao: Australian first repository platform which enables clinicians to make more efficient and effective decisions whilst simultaneously accelerating the translation of research into better patient outcomes
- Ethan Grooby: Mobile based audio-visual system for accessible newborn monitoring.
- Alinta Furnell: Simple and discreet way to test for sexually transmitted infections.
- Debolina Majumdar: To develop an AI based cough sound monitoring for early diagnosis and monitoring of various respiratory infections.
- Dr Luke Visscher: A clinical applicable software pipeline for automated fracture CT segmentation and virtual reduction for computer-aided orthopedic surgery.
- Dr Martina Barzan: Through the development of patient digital twins and 3D printed surgical guides, this project aims to optimize patient outcomes and improve the technical performance during complex pediatric orthopedic surgeries
- Hope Newman: Investigating potential biomarkers of egg quality in assisted reproductive technology.
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