Studying for your PhD at SVI will give you the opportunity to carry out research into major diseases under the supervision of leading Australian scientists. There are options to enrol through the University of Melbourne, Department of Biochemistry and the University of Melbourne Departments of Medicine and Surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital. Prospective students should contact the leaders of the individual research groups to discuss potential projects.

In 2017, a fully funded, 3-year PhD scholarship is available in Protein Chemistry, Metabolism and Exercise Physiology to work with researchers in SVI's Protein Chemistry and Metabolism Unit. Contact Dr Chris Langendorf ( for more details.

For a list of available projects, click here.

Advice for undergrads contemplating a PhD.

SVI PhD Programs

More information:

A/Prof Louise Purton, Student Coordinator, SVI

Tel: 9231 2480 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)