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THE BIOTECH FUTURES CHALLENGE WILL TAKE PLACE IN QLD

QUEENSLAND CHAPTER 

Congratulations to all the Queensland teams and mentors who participated this year. 





 

ARE YOU A STUDENT FROM QUEENSLAND?

After the success of our Queensland Satellite Chapter in 2022, 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 in QLD 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. Finalists and runners-up from each Satellite Challenge will have the opportunity to fly out to Sydney to present at the Sydney Symposium.

KEY QLD DATES 2023

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

28

17

4

16

13

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 March 28th

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 2023 MENTORS

Click on each mentor to find out more 

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Dr Maxence Lavaill

Postdoctoral Fellow

ARC ITTC for Joint Biomechanics

Faculty of Engineering

School of Mech., Medical and Process Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

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Distinguished Professor Hutmacher

Professor and Chair Regenerative Medicine

Faculty of Engineering

School of Mech., Medical and Process Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

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Hannah Neuendorf

PhD Candidate

BSc Adv (Hons). PhD Student at QUT and QIMR Berghofer

Queensland University of Technology 

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Dr Jessica Benitez Mendieta

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Associate (Biomedical/Medical Engineering)

Faculty of Engineering

School of Mech., Medical and Process Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

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Associate Professor Devakar Epari

Faculty of Engineering,

School of Mech., Medical and Process Engineering. 

Queensland University of Technology

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Mr Luke Hipwood

BBiomedSc. PhD Candidate

PhD Student at QUT researching Tissue Engineering

School of Biomedical Science

Faculty of Health 

Queensland University of Technology 

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Associate Professor Saulo Martelli

Faculty of Engineering

School of Mech., Medical and Process Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

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Dr Dermot O'Rourke

Postdoctoral Fellow

ARC ITTC for Joint Biomechanics

Faculty of Engineering

School of Mech., Medical and Process Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

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Professor Peter Pivonka

Professor and Chair Biomedical Engineering

Deputy Director ARC ITTC for Joint Biomechanics

Research Director QUASR

School of Mech., Medical and Process Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

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Dr Adi Idris

Faculty of Health

School of Biomedical Sciences

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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