Study with us

At the Centre for Molecular and Medical Research (C-MMR) we research cancer, infectious diseases, diabetes and much more, at a molecular level. Study with us and you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with industry and academia. You'll also gain access to the tools needed to push the boundaries of understanding health and disease.

Strong student focus

C-MMR researchers foster strong supervisory relationships with their students, whether they are based on campus, or with our partners locally or overseas. There's a vibrant research student community comprising around 60 students from over a dozen countries.

Outstanding facilities

Our researchers have access to facilities among the most advanced, well-equipped and innovative of their kind. These include the Metabolic Research Unit, Molecular Medicine Research Facility, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, HERB at Barwon Health, and the collaborative space at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory site.

Cancer, infectious diseases, diabetes and obesity can have devastating impacts on the individuals affected as well as the community as a whole. Our research aims to confront these diseases head-on to reduce this impact.



Useful information for prospective students

  1. Find out more about our research projects, scholarships, funding and what's happening at the School of Medicine and School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

  2. Once you've taken a look at our projects, see what funding and research opportunities are available. 

PhDs on the go at C-MMR

Currently there are exciting opportunities for new honours, PhD and postdoctoral researchers to join our team.

PhDs currently in progress include:

Development of a Novel Drug Screening Platform and Discovery of New Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

Bhavisha Patel is studying a Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine.

A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes: Improving Islet Transplantation Success

Jacob McCann is studying a Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine.

Contact us

Centre for Molecular and Medical Research (C-MMR)
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Centre for Molecular and Medical Research
School of Medicine
Deakin University
Locked Bag 20000
Geelong VIC 3220