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Management practices to enable early wet season forage production in lowland rice production systems of The Lao PDR

Joshua Philp and Matthew Denton

Honours project: Explore management options to improve early wet season crop production in Lao PDR, southeast Asia

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Early Origins of Breast and Prostate Cancer

food and nutrition science student

Honours project: Explore maternal nutrition, developmental origins of disease, cancer and epigenetics through molecular genetics

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The role of micronutrients in pregnancy

pregnant woman

Honours project: Investigate the effect of micronutrients such as folate on placental function during pregnancy

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Epigenetic regulation in placenta development

Honours in Molecular and biomedical science

Honours project: Learn more about epigenetics in placenta development using molecular techniques

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Exploring the function of MADS-box genes in barley inflorescence development

barley

Honours project: Learn about functional gene research combined with molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and developmental biology

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Improving drought and salt tolerance of wheat

Wheat

Honours project: Examine wheat water use efficiency under saline conditions.

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Brood guarding in a gregarious parasitoid wasp

Goniozus jacintae

Honours project: Examine how a variety of factors influences the brood guarding behaviour of a parasitoid wasp species

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A sweet treat? Salmonella in raw egg based desserts

Raw egg dessert

Honours project: Combine your interest in food science, animal science and biomedical science by investigating the the behaviour of Salmonella in mousse, tiramisu, and custard.

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Improving wheat yields in dispersive soils

Wheat

Honours project: Examine how wheat yield can be improved by increasing tolerance to different soil constraints

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Identifying novel tolerance to subsoil constraints in a FIGS wheat set

Wheat

Honours project: Identify wheat lines from around the world that are tolerant to subsoil challenges such as high salinity and soil pH

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition