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Discovery of new genes that promote T cell activity against cancer

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Honours project: Help identify novel genes involved in T cell trafficking to solid tumours.

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Snake venom proteins

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Honours project: Gain new insights into higher order protein structures in selected snake venoms.

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Developing a forensic mitochondrial DNA database for human identification

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Honours project: Learn with the experts who are developing new genomics techniques for human identification.

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Controlling inflammation during influenza infection

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Honours project: Investigate Tr1 cell mediated control of tissue damage during influenza infection.

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Structural study of misfolding proteins

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Honours project: Investigate the structural characterisation of protein misfolding in amyloid diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Understanding pollination processes between bees and flowers

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Honours project: Investigate the molecular basis of extrorse anther outcrossing mechanism in flowering plants.

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Understanding T cells in autoimmune disease

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Honours project: Investigate transcriptional control of inflammatory T helper cells in autoimmunity.

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Flower development in barley

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Honours project: Participate in a plant breeding project on controlling organ development in barley by MADS-box transcription factors.

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Phylogeography and conservation genetics of Australian birds and mammals, including night parrots, wombats and quolls

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Honours project: Use DNA sampled through space and time to understand the evolution and conservation genetics of Australian birds and mammals.

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Acoustic attraction of oysters: Restoring oyster reefs

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Honours project: Pearl Jam or Blue Oyster Cult... What sounds help oyster larvae navigate to newly built oyster reefs?

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