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From land to sea - the visual evolution of elapid snakes

Olive sea snake

Honours project: Conduct research into the evolution of venomous snakes and their transition from land to sea.

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Morphological evolution & adaptation of Australia’s rabbits

Rabbit evolution

Honours project: Investigate the morphological evolution and adaptation of Australia’s rabbits.

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Evolution of dietary specialisation and its effect on snake skull shape

Snake skull

Honours project: This project explores the evolution of dietary specialisation and its effect on a snake's skull shape.

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Chironomids in extreme environments

non biting midge

Honours project: Non-biting midges (Chironomidae) are very similar to mosquitoes, and are masters at survival.

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Optimisation of chimeric antigen receptor immunotherapy: building a better car?

Optimisation of chimeric antigen receptor - Simon Barry

Honours project: Undertake an honours project in the construction and evaluation of a novel Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell targeting a solid tumour antigen.

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JAZ2 is important for Treg function

JAZF1 mRNA expression in Treg lentivirally-transduced to knockdown FOXP3

Honours project: Study novel targets for autoimmune therapy via the validation of Foxp3 regulated genes critical for treg function.

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Impact of wastewater and river on seagrass meadows

Seagrass research

Honours project: Explore the impact of wastewater and river on seagrass meadows.

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Measuring the effect of 10-years de-stocking on rangeland

Field work environmental science

Honours project: Measure the effect of 10-years de-stocking on rangeland condition by comparing with neighbouring properties.

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Developing usable rangeland-condition assessment tools

Field work environmental science

Honours project: Develop usable rangeland-condition assessment tools in the area of remote sensing.

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Transcriptional control of GABA signalling in plants

Honours in Molecular and biomedical science

Honours project: Examine regulation of enzymatic pathway gene transcription in plants in response to changing environments.

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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