Undergraduate Research Training

General information

BIOM30003 is your opportunity to see what a real research laboratory is like! Upon undertaking this subject in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, students spend a semester working on an exciting, research-based project with our internationally regarded researchers. This experience gives students a significant edge for future post-graduate research options in the Department, including Honours and Masters.

Research project guide

The BIOM30003 - Biomedical Sciences Research Project (PDF 3.2 MB) contains details of the research projects that are available for prospective BIOM30003 students in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Most projects are supervised by departmental researchers in the University of Melbourne Bio21 Molecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute.

What are the entry requirements

BIOM30003 research projects in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB) department are only offered to 3rd-year students taking a BCMB major and who have completed the 3rd-year practical subject 'Advanced Technologies in Molecular Science' (BCMB30010).

How do I apply?

  1. Read the project descriptions and arrange a meeting with the supervisor(s) you are interested in.
  2. Obtain a provisional offer in the project by the supervisor.
  3. Complete the online application form on the BMB department website.

    Provisional Offer Form

  4. Email the department coordinator, Leon Helfenbaum (leonh@unimelb.edu.au), to set up a meeting to arrange administrative enrollment procedures.

Who can I contact for general advice?

Students can obtain advice from Leon Helfenbaum (leonh@unimelb.edu.au), the departmental coordinator for BIOM30003 and coordinator of BCMB30010 ‘Advanced Techniques in Molecular Science’.