BASE offers training and opportunities for the next generation of academic and commercial scientists.


BASE offers opportunities to students in mRNA manufacture and research.
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Postgraduate studies.

mRNA has enormous potential to drive the next advances in health science. BASE provides students with training in state-of-art bioinformatic, synthetic biology and manufacturing methods through innovative mRNA research projects.

BASE offers independent, full-term research projects for PhD, Masters and Honours students through enrolment in collaborating Schools and Institutes at The University of Queensland.

Our students benefit from the guidance of experienced supervisors and have demonstrated success in achieving high-impact outcomes and publications. BASE provides the academic and industry experience and networks that sets students up for success in commercial or research careers.

Entrepreneurship programs.

Are you interested in starting your own company or being a future industry leader? BASE PhD students can participate in the AIBN Entrepreneurship Scholars Program, where they are equipped with leadership, entrepreneurial and industry training.

Selected scholars undertake a range of professional development activities alongside their PhD, including the Liveris Academy Program, specialised courses, and placements within partner companies to learn the business of research translation.


BASE offers 12-week internships for motivated science and engineering undergraduate and masters students. Students will receive on-site training in applied aspects of mRNA design, manufacture and analysis and experience the unique environment at one of Australia’s leading mRNA facilities

At completion, internships provide students with practical laboratory skills in mRNA manufacture, experience in research services, and career mentoring. Interns can also receive Academic credit towards undergraduate or masters degrees in approved circumstances.

Exchange and placement programs.

BASE students benefit from exchange programs with partner national and international research institutes, where they will receive new perspectives and expand their professional networks.

BASE students can also undertake placements with industry partners to receive real-life, commercial experience, learn the business of research translation, and develop skills necessary for a career in the expanding mRNA industry.