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Evaluate changes in the cognitive ability of sheep due to disease development

Sheep Roseworthy

Honours project: This project involves developing cognitive and behavioural tests in sheep to evaluate disease phenotypes.

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Novel markers of animal emotion

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Honours project: Can differential expression of microRNA’s distinguish valence of emotional state?

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Ecological & evolutionary genetics of plants, wildlife forensic biology

Professor Andy Lowe

Honours project: How about a research project in ecological and evolutionary genetics of plants and wildlife forensic biology?

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Reptile welfare assessment tool development

Ecotourism sea turtles

Honours project: Husbandry of reptiles is complex; signs of pain or disease can be challenging to recognise, and behaviour is not always well understood. This project will build on preliminary work in developing a practical welfare assessment tool for captive reptiles.

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Do gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds?

This animal science honours projects aims to determine if gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds, using commercial broiler chickens as a model.

Honours project: Determine if gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds, using commercial broiler chickens as a model.

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Working with animals: Knowledge of delegated legislation in biomedical research

Lab mouse

Honours project: Undertake qualitative research methods to determine personnel awareness and knowledge of a range of secondary legislative documents pertaining to the use of animals in research.

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Stockpersons' knowledge of Codes of Practice in the pig industry

Piglets at Roseworthy campus

Honours project: Undertake qualitative research methods to determine farmer awareness and knowledge of a range of secondary legislative documents pertaining to the pig industry.

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Modelling and analysis of cell survival data from hadron therapy

Honours projects: Study honours in physics and help improve the accuracy of cancer treatment planning.

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Uncovering the relationship between two malaria proteins required for invasion

Honours project: Delve into an honours project in the structural and functional analysis of malaria proteins required for Red Blood Cell invasion.

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Evaluation of monoclonal antibodies in detection of avian influenza antigens

Chickens, Roseworthy

Honours project: Evaluate different recombinant and non-recombinant monoclonal antibodies against M2e antigen of avian influenza virus, to find the most reactive antigens and antibodies

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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