Student Open Day

COVID-19 restrictions means we can’t welcome students in person to SVI this year, but we look forward to meeting you online for our Virtual Student Open Day.

Learn about SVI’s exciting student opportunities in this information video recorded during our Virtual Student Open Day held on Thursday 24th September

SVI provides prospective Honours, Masters and PhD students with opportunities in a variety of disease-focused research settings.

This year, our Virtual Open Day provides you with the opportunity to advance your career by pursuing further training in biomedical research.

You will be able to:

  • Discuss projects with scientists leading our research programs and student projects
  • Meet some of our current students (have a look here to meet some of our past and present students and find out why they chose SVI)
  • Learn more about how to apply for student projects, and about our scholarship program

Visit our Student Research Projects page to learn more about the 2021 projects currently available, and which researchers you would like to meet during the Open Day. You can also contact the researchers directly with any specific questions about their student projects, using the  contact details provided in their project summaries.

SVI Student Open Day Program

Online information session

Thursday 24th September
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Learn about studying at the Institute, hear from supervisors who are offering projects in the coming year and find out how to apply. Why SVI?

  • For six decades SVI has taken on the challenge of fundamentally understanding and ultimately conquering common diseases; diseases like cancer, type 1 diabetes, bone diseases, metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
  • SVI operates within one of the world’s most dynamic biomedical hubs. We are affiliated with St. Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne), The University of Melbourne and are a member institution of the Mary Aikenhead Ministries. We are a partner in the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery and collaborate with other national and international research institutes to maximize our impact.
  • Our diverse range of learning and collaborative research environments in areas such as cell biology, protein structural biology, biochemistry, immunology, cell signalling and regenerative medicine; as well as clinical and bioinformatics research exposes our students to a broad range of career opportunities.
  • Our researchers make great mentors! Here’s some advice from Associate Professor Jock Campbell for postgrads thinking of undertaking a PhD.
  • While we undertake fundamental research, we have a strong business development and training program to help our researchers, and their discoveries, reach their full potential.
  • We have an engaging and inclusive student society.

Contact us

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact:
Dr Tom Brodnicki
SVI Student Coordinator
E: [email protected]

Contact supervisors any time

Students are encouraged to contact potential supervisors any time to discuss projects. Simply email the supervisor about your interest and to arrange a time to talk; you can find their contact details in their student project summaries.