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Shoots or roots - which controls plant-fungal interactions?

plant roots

Honours project: Investigate the origin of signals affecting colonisation of plant roots by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

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Structural studies of cell wall proteins involved during pathogenesis

protein crystals

Honours project: Study the structure of fungal cell wall proteins using ion mobility mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography.

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Characterisation of the fungal extracellular matrix and its role in adhesion

powdery mildew barley

Honours project: Determine the composition and role of plant fungal pathogen secretions

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Design of biomimetic coatings to understand plant-pathogen relations

microsope

Honours project: Investigate how plant fungal pathogens adhere to and infect plant surfaces.

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Assessing the effects of plant seed extracts on Caco2 and IEC-6 cell cultures

chia seeds

Honours project: Investigate the nutritional value of a range of plant seeds using cell culture models

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Drug resistance of malaria parasites

Honours project: Characterise drug sensitivities and resistance mechanisms of different malaria parasite species.

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Making a bistable switch

Making a bistable switch

Honours project: This honours project involves the design, construction and testing of an activator based bistable switch.

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Molecular biology analysis of the function of Alzheimer's disease genes

Investigate the molecular biology of the function of Alzheimer's disease genes.

Honours project: Investigate the molecular biology of the function of Alzheimer's disease genes.

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Models of Hadrons & Hadronic Interactions

Honours projects: Projects using models such as NJL, or the MIT bag, to calculate hadron properties, to calculate reactions involving hadrons and to build quark models of atomic nuclei.

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Stress response in pathogenic bacteria: Haemophilus influenzae

Dr Stephen Kidd

Honours project: Participate in important research into the stress response in pathogenic bacteria, in particular, Haemophilus influenzae which can lead to several serious diseases in humans.

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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