Understanding electro-protein-cellular interactions

The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre is offering two PhD scholarships  in association with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at the University of Wollongong, to undertake research focused on:
1) Using EQCM to understand electrode-protein-cellular interactions
2) Using BioAFM to understand electrode-protein-cellular interactions

Cochlear Implants have been changing the lives of people with sever to profound hearing loss for over 30 years. The field has changed in sound processing and implant design leading to marked improvement in speech perception over this time. However we are still unaware of exactly how electrical stimulation alters the cells and proteins that attach to the electrodes.

Two PhDs project s will assess this problem, one using Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance (EQCM) and the other Biomedical Atomic Force Microscopy (BioAFM).

 

Find out more about this area of research at the Characterising Electrode materials and processes workshop at the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne on October 7th 2015.

 

For more information or to discuss these opportunities please contact Prof Gordon Wallace: gwallace@uow.edu.au

Closing date: 30th October 2015