Processes for managing Higher Degree by Research candidatures and thesis examinations will be moving to the HDR Administration Centre on the 16th November 2015 and details provided on this site will be amended at that time. Students and staff will be notified about the changes via email. We thank you for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Information for Postgraduate Students (Research)

This information is intended for current and incoming PhD and Masters by Research students in the School of Molecular Bioscience (SMB). All such students should familiarize themselves with the reporting and seminar requirements of PhD and Masters by Research candidates.

Postgraduate Committee Members

Postgraduate Coordinator and Chair, Postgraduate Committee:

  • Prof. Anthony Weiss

Committee members:

  • Dr Sandro Ataide
  • A/Prof Andrew Holmes
  • Dr Sue Mithieux
  • TBA

Student members:

  • TBA for 2016

Annual Progress Review

Annual Progress Reports are to be completed by ALL students. Forms will be forwarded electronically to all candidates for completion to track progress toward completion. Interviews with appropriate academic staff will also be scheduled to identify any issues that may be impacting on study.

School Seminars

School seminars are held at 12.00 noon every Friday in Room 471 during semester. All post-graduate and honours students are required to attend these seminars and PhD students are required to present a seminar in their final semester of candidature.

Final Year Postgraduate Students

All third year PhD students will present a seminar to the School during the year as scheduled. The seminars are usually held in Room 471. Talks are approximately 30 minutes in duration including questions.

Students will receive valuable feedback from Academics and Research Staff in the School ahead of submitting their thesis.