THE BIOTECH FUTURES CHALLENGE WILL TAKE PLACE IN QLD

QUEENSLAND CHAPTER 

Entries are now closed. Good luck to our 2022 student teams and mentors.  

ARE YOU A STUDENT FROM QUEENSLAND?

After the success of our Victoria challenge in 2020, we are continuing to expand and want to give more students the opportunity to work on a project with a world-class researcher. The BIOTech Futures Challenge will also take place across our separate satellite locations. QLD challenge will follow the same structure as NSW and International challenges so check out what's in store here. Please note the QLD challenge will take place before the NSW challenge so register your interest so you don't miss out.

KEY QLD DATES 2022

APR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

01

30

9

24

14

Registration opens

Registration close

Project
commence

Project
Submission due

Presentation &
Symposium

ABOUT THE QLD CHALLENGE

The Queensland BIOTech Futures Challenge is hosted by the ARC Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia in conjunction with QUT’s STEM High School Engagement program..

Even though our Centre is focused on medical technologies, the QLD BIOTech Futures Challenge will include a wide range of project topics and mentors from varying STEMM fields.

Registration for the QLD challenge will open from April 1st

The ARC Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics brings together leading researchers, surgeons and medical device companies to train the next generation workforce in biomedical technologies and to actively transform the orthopaedic industry through innovative new solutions. We tackle clinical- and industry-focused challenges in biomechanics with the goal to drive surgical practice towards personalised treatment and better patient outcomes.

 

The expertise of our team is spread over three leading Australian universities, and numerous international university and industry partners.  We are developing technologies such as software tools for pre-surgical planning and decision making, computer simulation systems, robotic systems for surgical training and simulation, medical device assessment and surgical assistants, and personalised post-surgical assessment tools. Our team have experience in fields ranging from cell and tissue culture to robotic vision to wearable sensors. 

MEET OUR MENTORS

Click on each mentor to find out more 

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Professor Cameron Brown

Chair, Biomedical Engineering

Director, Medical Engineering Research Facility

Head, Photonics and Mechanics of Biomedical Materials

Queensland University of Technology

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Dr Jing Peng

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,

ARC Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics

Queensland University of Technology

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Dr Wolbert van den Hoorn

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

ARC Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics 

Queensland University of Technology 

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Associate Professor Devakar Epari

Faculty of Engineering,

School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering. 

Queensland University of Technology

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Associate Professor Paige Little

 Group Lead - Biomechanics & Spine Research Group

Centre for Children's Health Research 

Queensland University of Technology

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Associate Professor Yi-Chin Toh

Group Lead - Micro Tissue Engineering Lab

Faculty of Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

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Dr Edmund Pickering

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,

School of Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

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Dr Rachel Pepper

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

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Associate Professor Zhanying Zhang

Faculty of Engineering

Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

Queensland University of Technology

CONTACT

We're happy to answer all your questions about the Queensland BIOTech Futures Challenge. Before you get in contact make sure to check out our FAQ's.

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