Venom evolution and antibody technologies - Collaborative PhD with Denmark Technical University


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Health and Behavioural Sciences, Medicine, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value Living stipend of $28,092 per annum tax free (2020 rate), indexed annually, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Scholarship duration 3 years with the possibility of two 6 month extensions in approved circumstances.
Number awarded 2
Opening date 13 January 2020
Closing date 1 March 2020


Two PhD scholarships are available for multidisciplinary studies spanning evolution of venom function through to the development of novel monoclonal antibodies for use as antivenoms. One project will focus upon spiders, the other upon scorpions, with both projects examining venoms from species from around the world. Both projects will use leading-edge technology including high-throughput bio-layer interferometry, high-throughput electrophysiology, and antivenom development based upon antibody discovery via phage display and recombinant protein expression in mammalian cells.  Requirements are an Honours or Masters degree in a discipline relevant to this project. Applicants with first-author publications will be particularly competitive. Applicants may be from any country, with the scholarship including a living stipend and tuition waiver. Students will be based in the Venom Evolution Laboratory led by Associate Professor Bryan Fry, with the co-supervisory team including Professor Glenn King (Institute for Molecular Bioscience, UQ) and Professor Trent Munro (Australian Institute for  Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, UQ).  

Please contact Associate Professor Bryan Fry for further information 


To be eligible you must:

  • be nominated by an enrolling school or institute at UQ
  • be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the higher degree by research program.
  • not be receiving a living allowance award, or scholarship providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the higher degree by research program.
Applications are closed.

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How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is collaborative’
    1. Then select UQ - Denmark Technical University Joint Supervision
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select select ‘other’; Research Project; and type in ‘DTU Scholarshipin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Associate Professor Bryan Fry
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A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

If you are awarded a scholarship after commencement there will be no retrospective payments of this scholarship.

Applications are closed.