Image: Malaria researcher Dr Gaoqian Feng shows a prospective student the 2018 Burnet course booklet
Burnet Institute courses and research projects for 2018 attracted keen interest from prospective Honours, Masters and PhD students at Thursday’s 2017 Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) Student Information Night.
Burnet Education Officer and Laboratory Head Dr Raffi Gugasyan was delighted with the turnout and strong engagement from students who are weighing up their critical next steps as postgraduates.
Image: Students observe live malaria parasites on a tour of Burnet’s laboratories
“AMREP Student Night was a huge success for the Burnet Institute,” Dr Gugasyan said.
“We had over 100 students attend, and it gave them a chance to engage with our students and laboratory heads and see what areas of research interest them.
“Many of them knew all about the things that set Burnet apart – our focus on translational work and the opportunity to combine wet lab research with epidemiology and statistical analysis – and that was great to see.”
Image: Professor Gilda Tachedjian talks HIV with an interested student
This year, for the first time, students had the opportunity to tour Burnet’s laboratories to view the equipment and facilities and find out more about our research into infectious disease, cancer and immunity.
All three tours were booked out within minutes on the night.
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