"In Laos, pneumonia is one of the main reasons that children have to visit hospital. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and one of the leading causes of childhood death around the world, particularly in lower income countries.
"I have always wanted to pursue a career in medicine as a means of learning about people. I love the concept of coming across people from all walks of life and being able to help them achieve their greatest levels of wellbeing and potential.
Cameron McKnight is a Master of Biomedical Science student within the Mitochondrial Research group at MCRI, which is part of our Genetics theme. Tell us about your research and what you hope to achieve? I study genetic disorders that affect mitochondrial function.
Dr Jocelyn Chan is a PhD student within the Pneumococcal Research group at MCRI, which is part of our Infection and Immunity theme. What are you aiming to achieve through your research? Australia is very lucky to have high rates of childhood vaccination.
Introducing our top Honours and Masters students for 2017. Selected based on their high academic merit, these students will each receive a scholarship of $5,000 to help support them and their studies, together with training and supervision from our world-leading researchers.
The Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Department of Paediatrics, based at the Melbourne Children's Campus, have exciting and diverse research projects that encompass laboratory, clinical and public health projects.
The Institute runs a Secondary School Work Experience Program tailored to Year 10 students interested in exploring a career in research. This program gives students an opportunity to experience different aspects of the Institute including laboratory and non-laboratory based researched and meeting scientists in action.