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I am an overseas student and want to complete my studies at QIMR Berghofer
I have heard about a gel to treat skin cancer. Where can I buy it?
QIMR Berghofer researchers were important contributors to the development of the Australian-originated skin cancer drug called Picato® (the compound previously known as PEP005, or Peplin).
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has just approved Picato® gel as a topical treatment for solar keratoses, or sunspots, a precursor to the second most common type of skin cancer: squamous cell carcinoma. The treatment has also been approved by the FDA for use in the USA.
The gel is applied once a day for two or three days, depending on the area of the body treated. It is only available on prescription from GPs and dermatologists and is not available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. More information can be found at www.leo-pharma.com.
I heard that QIMR Berghofer offers student top-ups.
QIMR Berghofer offers competitive top-up scholarships to QIMR Berghofer PhD and Honours/Mphil (coursework) students. QIMR Berghofer PhD students are also eligible for travel awards to attend an international conference to promote collaboration and a future postdoctoral position.
I read an article on a pill to straighten hair. When will it be available?
Unfortunately, there is no magic pill that will curl or straighten your hair. The article was based on the discovery of a gene that produces a protein that influences whether hair will be curly or not (see media release). It is one of many genes and proteins that affect hair curliness, and there are currently no plans to develop this discovery into a product.
I would like to help fundraise for QIMR Berghofer. Where can I get more information?
Please visit our ways to give page or free-call 1800 993 000.
I’m from overseas and want to do a PhD at QIMR Berghofer.
All PhD students must have a living stipend scholarship to be admitted as a student at QIMR Berghofer. Please familiarise yourself with the instructions and process of becoming a student at QIMR Berghofer.
There are eligibility requirements for all universities and if English is not your first language you must demonstrate English language proficiency. All international students must also have Overseas Healthcare Cover Insurance for the period of their degree.
Annually QIMR Berghofer around July to September we accept Expressions of Interest applications for the QIMR Berghofer International PhD Scholarships.
What is QIMR Berghofer?
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is a world leading translational research institute. Our research focuses on cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and a range of complex disorders. Working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, our aim is to improve health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies.