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Communicate to collaborate: tailoring science communication within the scientific community

TERN Ecosystem Surveillance

Honours project: Investigate how to increase awareness and collaborative opportunities within the research and industry sectors for a national ecosystem monitoring program.

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Let's improve the way science is communicated

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Honours project: Science writing - how to improve reader confidence and learning

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Citizen Science: Using people power to drive research

Wild Orchid Watch citizen science

Honours project: What will it take to make the Wild Orchid Watch national citizen science project successful in the long term?

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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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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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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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Improving plant responses to sub-optimal conditions through plant hormones

Philip Brewer

Honours project: Make fundamental discoveries about how strigolactones act to alter the growth of plant root cells or applying the latest knowledge of strigolactones to crops.

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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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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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Role of an RNA m5C methyltransferase during plant reproduction

Grains for health

Honours project: Investigate the role of an RNA m5C methyltransferase during early reproductive development as mutants abort early during seed development.

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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