The Centre for Advanced Molecular Imaging offers students and researchers the ability to work on truly multi-disciplinary research and collaborate with a network of leading researchers both in Australia and internationally. Our unique blend of physicists, chemists and biologists allows us to interrogate the unsolved mysteries of the immune system from multiple perspectives, bringing together a varied set of techniques and expertise.

Biophysics Summer Project Scholarships

The La Trobe University Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging is currently searching for skilled undergraduate students to undertake a 6 week paid research project over the 2019/2020 summer vacation.

The available projects are suitable for physical science students interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in the fields of biophysics and molecular imaging. Projects on offer are:

Using acoustic waves to generate small droplets

Working with Dr Connie Darmanin

Development and applications in optical polarisation ptychography

Working with Dr Guido Cadenazzi

Compact XFEL imaging and crystallography

Working with Dr Nadia Zatsepin

Multiphysics simulation of microfluidic sample delivery devices

Working with Dr Eugeniu Balaur and Dr Majid Hejazian

Each scholarship is for $3,000 to be paid over 6 weeks in the summer period.

Interested students are invited to submit a 1/2 page cover letter and academic transcript to Ms Fabienne Perani via email:

Application deadline is Monday, December 2 2019 

Interviews will be conducted between December 3 – 6  and candidates will be notified the following week.

Imaging CoE Top Up Scholarships 

Top-up scholarships of $5,000 p.a. are available for students who have secured an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship or other full PhD scholarships to do a PhD with one of the Centre’s five nodes commencing in 2014-15.

Over 40 top-up scholarships will be awarded between 2014 and 2020.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Advanced Molecular Imaging aims to provide an unprecedented understanding of how immunity works and to pioneer the next generation of imaging at the atomic, molecular, cellular and whole animal levels.

The Centre brings together leading Australian researchers in nodes at Monash University, La Trobe University, The University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales and The University of Queensland and is funded from 2014-2020.

The Centre’s PhD program includes:

  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics projects
  • Exceptional interdisciplinary projects
  • Work across multiple nodes, including our international partners in Germany and the UK
  • Train on and use state-of-the-art research infrastructure

Browse our Research or People pages for information about the Centre’s research program and Centre Chief Investigators.


You must:

  • be about to or wish to commence the first year of your PhD at one of the Centre’s nodes, AND
  • have already secured an APA or other full scholarship through external means.

Interested? – Send your CV and contact details to