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Digestive tract health in Yellowtail Kingfish

Yellowtail Kingfish - Brian Gratwicke (CC BY 2.0)

Honours project: Better understand the effects of an emulsifier and different energy levels and on the digestive tract health of Yellowtail Kingfish.

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Growth signalling pathways acting on the intestinal stem cell

Piglets Roseworthy campus

Honours project: This project aims to access activity of positive and negative signalling pathways that act on intestinal stem cells in pigs.

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Thermal imaging of lamb temperature to help boost survival

Lambs

Honours project: This project aims to assess lamb body temperature using thermography as an indirect selection criterion for genetically improving its survival.

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Assessing cellular response to bioactive compounds as a prelude to testing in vivo

Vet lab 24575

Honours project: Establish tissue culture and tissue explant systems for the bovine mammary gland.

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Genetics of lamb survival

Sheep and lamb

Honours project: Examine the genetic relationship between birth weight and lamb survival in a research flock.

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Genomics of tropical composite beef cattle

Study Bioinformatics

Honours project: Work on a project to improve the accuracy of breeding value estimation in a commercial breeding program.

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How do environmental factors influence sheep movement, space use and social behaviour?

Sheep Roseworthy

Honours project: Identify how environmental factors influence movement, space use and social behaviour in Merino sheep.

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Immune regulation of preterm birth

Honours project: This honours project in molecular and biomedical science will investigate immune regulation of preterm birth.

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Drosophila model for mucopolysaccharidosis type III

Honours project: Use the unique capabilities of Drosophila to model and genetically dissect pathogenic pathways that lead from mutation to clinical symptoms in mucopolysaccharidosis type III.

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‘Non-self’ & organelle quality control mutations

Honours project: Explore a project in ‘Non-self’ and organelle quality control mutations: late-onset neurodegeneration is an auto-inflammatory disease.

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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