As a medical research organisation LIWA conducts world class research into respiratory diseases across a wide range of scientific and clinical disciplines. This would not be possible without the students who dedicate their time and efforts to achieve these goals.
Since LIWA’s foundation in 1998 hundreds of students from across the world have passed through the Institute; with each one working to help LIWA better understand all aspects of Lung Disease.
To ensure LIWA attracts the finest scientific students available the Institute provides Scholarships, Grants and Awards for exceptional applicants.
For more information on our Scholarships and Awards click here.
Focus on….Dr Bahareh Badrian
Dr Bahareh Badrian, an up and coming research fellow at the LIWA and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Western Australia (UWA), has received?funding?to support a two-year research study which aims to discover and map a genetic signature which is unique to Mesothelioma (a type of lung cancer caused by asbestos.)
This will enable scientists to more easily identify and develop new and improved ways to detect the disease earlier as well as finding potential alternative treatments.
"Australia has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world due to the high rate of asbestos use and mining over many years. Up to 600 cases are diagnosed each year alone," says Dr Badrian.