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Prevalence & significance of lameness in sports horses

Equine health

Honours project: Conduct research into the prevalence and significance of lameness in sports horses in training and/or competition.

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Temporal variability of lameness in horses kept on pasture

Equine health yard

Honours project: Investigate the temporal variability of objectively detected lameness in horses kept on pasture and not subjected to controlled exercise.

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Imprinting status of type III iodothyronine deiodinase in cattle as QTL candidate for birthweight

Iodothyronine deiodinase Betsy Smartt [CC0]

Honours project: Explore the bovine genetics and analyse the affect of specific genes on birthweight in a Droughtmaster resource population.

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Mitochondrial DNA haplotype & response to placental restriction in sheep

Stefan Hiendleder

Honours project: Determine effects of mitochondrial DNA haplotype on extent and response to placental restriction in sheep.

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Pathogenesis of newly emerged Newcastle disease virus in South East Asia

Chicken Roseworthy

Honours project: Investigate molecular basis of pathogenicity of the Newcastle disease virus and provide preliminary information to develop new vaccines for protection of poultry in Indonesia.

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Occurrence & distribution of ticks in South Australia

Tick

Honours project: Outbreaks of the tick-transmitted parasitic disease Theileriosis in South Australia has raised questions regarding the presence of the tick vector.

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Echidna biology for conservation, wildlife management & habitat monitoring

Echidna research

Honours project: This project investigates the molecular basis of echidna biology for application in conservation, wildlife management and habitat monitoring.

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Role of the Actin-Related Protein Complex 1B (ARPC1B) in neutrophil antimicrobial function

The Arp2/3 complex is one of the major protein complexes in actin polymerisation and cellular motility.

Honours project: Investigate the role of the Actin-Related Protein Complex 1B (ARPC1B) in neutrophil antimicrobial function.

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Do MPS patient derived stem cells form bone and cartilage?

Honours project: This project in genetics and molecular pathology examines the characterisation of patient derived stem cells.

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How the body clears a medically important fungal pathogen

Honours project: This immunopathology research project studies innate immunity in the killing of the fungal pathogen, Candida albicans by human phagocytes.

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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