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Echidna CSI [Conservation Science Initiative]

Echidna research

Honours project: Get involved the citizen science project that combines field ecology and molecular biology for echidna conservation.

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Survival of Western Pygmy possums in arid environments

Western pigmy possum

Honours project: Do western Pygmy possums show genetic evidence of selection for enhanced survival in arid environments that may be useful for predictive translocations ahead of climate change impacts?

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Ecological selection of Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Juvenile giant Australian cuttlefish developing under rocks in the waters of South Australia. Fred Bavendam, Author provided

Honours project: Plunge into research about the Giant Australian Cuttlefish!

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The echidna genome project

Echidna research

Honours project: Take part in an international collaboration that will provide the first echidna genome assembly.

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Xenobiotic metabolism in Australian marsupials

Lab equipment

Honours project: Investigate the dietary effect of eucalyptus terpenes on drug metabolising enzyme CYPs and UGTs in Australian marsupials.

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Efficacy of Trazodone to reduce anxiety in shelter dogs

Shelter dog image

Honours project: Study the efficacy of Trazodone as an anxiolytic in shelter dogs and an evaluation of possible haematological and biochemical changes.

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New Metal-organic frameworks for Biomacromolecule Protection

Honours project: Investigate new metal-organic frameworks for biomacromolecule encapsulation and protection

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Plant systematics & population genetics, evolutionary ecology & plant macrofossils

Plant systematics & population genetics, evolutionary ecology & plant macrofossils

Honours project: Work with some of South Australia’s leading scientists on a research project about plant systematics and population genetics, evolutionary ecology or plant macrofossils.

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Plasticity of lifespan in the honeybee & the disposable soma theory

Honeybee genetics research

Honours project: This project investigates the plasticity of lifespan in the honeybee and the disposable soma theory.

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Potential for bacteriophages to control Rhodococcus equi infections in foals

Veterinary lab

Honours project: Help find a cure for Rhodococcus equi, a zoonotic infection in grazing animals such as horses and foals.

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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