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Genes controlling seed development

Barley flower slide - Matthew Tucker

Honours project: Participate in a plant breeding project on dissecting the MADS-box interactome during barley ovule and seed development.

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The Impact of Fluid Flow on Crustal Radioactivity: Pushing heat around during tectonic reworking

Large Crustal Shear Zone

Honours project: Head into the field to analyse natural radioactivity of fluid-altered crust.

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Nanosatellites and drone geophysics: new technologies for Earth, Moon and Mars

Nanosatellite

Honours project: Be part of the exciting space exploration program, connecting remote networks of geophysical sensors to satellites.

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The Proterozoic Planetary Pivot: Oxygen, Snowballs and Metals

Kingsmill Creek Arkaroola from the air

Honours project: A MinEx CRC project looking at how sediments of the Adelaide Superbasin record the Neoproterozoic Oxygenation Event.

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Compositional controls on physical properties: new constraints from laboratory measurements

Quartz monzonite by James St. John (CC BY 2.0)

Honours projects: Improve predictive models of density and thermal conductivity to improve geophysical models by making new lab measurements.

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The fire down below: Heat generation in the lower crust

Crustal and Mantle Xenolith

Honours project: Help develop a crustal radioactivity model using pieces of rock brought to the surface and trapped in lavas.

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Advanced yeast for challenging bioprocesses

Vladimir Jiranek researcher photo

Honours project: Test new and improved yeast strains to advanced winemaking and other biotechnology processes.

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CRISPR genome editing approach for vetch improvement

Vetch

Honours project: Opportunities to use state-of-the-art next generation breeding technology to improve vetch seed nutrition.

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Light driven degradation of persistent organic pollutants

Persistent organic pollutants

Honours project: Help development methods and processes for effective degradation of Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to mitigate their emerging health and environmental effects.

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Aboriginal fermentations: Discovering their chemistry and new yeast species

Tasmanian Cider gum

Honours project: Wine scientists are seeking students to work on multi-disciplinary research projects that aim to discover new yeast species and unravel the chemistry behind Aboriginal fermentations.

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