Strong interest in Student Night

Angus Morgan

17 August, 2016

IMAGE: Dr Sarah Jarvis explains her research in infectious disease modelling

Burnet Institute’s projects and programs for 2017 were showcased to more than 180 prospective Honours, Masters and PhD students at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) Student Information night on Tuesday.

Burnet Education Officer and Laboratory Head Dr Raffi Gugasyan was delighted with the turnout and strong interest in the broad range of research opportunities at Burnet.

“Student night is chance for prospective students to engage with our students and laboratory heads and see what areas of research interest them,” Dr Gugasyan said.

“This is the start of a process that will take the next six months, and by the time we get towards the end of the year, we’re starting to consider the enrolment of these students.”

IMAGE: Dr Raffi Gugasyan outlines opprtunities for further study at Burnet

Dr Gugasyan said many students are attracted by the diversity of Burnet’s research, from laboratory work in infectious diseases to the public health projects of the Centres for International and Population Health.

“These field-based projects have a direct impact on society, while students interested in wet lab research at the bench doing key experiments for furthering our understanding of infectious disease, cancer or autoimmunity are also catered for.

“It’s a great dynamic and there’s something there for every potential student to get excited about.”

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Doctor Raffi Gugasyan

Education Officer, Chair of Research Students Committee, Coordinator of Higher Degrees by Research




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