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Investigating & exploiting triplex DNA structures in gene regulation

Tara Pukala TripleX DNA

Honours project: Explore new leads for disruption of DNA triplex structures for treatment of related human diseases.

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Nutrient cycling and soil respiration

soil-hands

Honours project: Investigate how soil microbial activity and nutrient availability are influenced by changes in water content or exposure to high temperature.

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Compositional controls on physical properties: new constraints from laboratory measurements

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

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Exploring the fundamentals of photo-induced chemical reaction mechanisms

Photocatalysis involves both electron and hole transfer, as well as molecular re-arrangement on a surface

Honours project: Use high-speed lasers to initiate a water-splitting reaction to probe products for analysis.

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Hydrogen: green and renewable energy sourced from sunlight and water

Analysis of the photocatalysts before and after use, particularly by electron microscopy, will provide insights in improving photocatalysis activity and longevity.

Honours project: A renewable energy project that aims to develop your skills in inorganic synthesis, light initiated reactions, gas chromatography, electron microscopy and chemical engineering.

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Hot water: The impact of fluid flow on crustal radioactivity

Large Crustal Shear Zone

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

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The Adelaidean… But in New South Wales… What is that all about!?!

Adelaidean Rocks

Honours project: How do the Adelaidean rocks that form a salient in NSW relate to the SA rocks and what do they tell us about the Adelaide Superbasin?

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Uncovering the low temperature thermal history of Queen Mary Land, Antarctica

Gplates of Southern Gondwana

Honours project: Step into the footsteps of Douglas Mawson and uncover when the Antarctic margins exhumed to the surface.

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Crustal evolution through the lens of apatite crystals

Histogram for Global Detrital Zircon

Honours project: Contribute to the development of a new archive of the evolution of the continents.

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Constraining the deformation history of the ‘Top End’ in relation to mineral prospectivity

Project Workflow Gawler Craton

Honours project: Explore when the northernmost part of Australia deformed.

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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