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Agave spirits: Using wild yeasts to ferment fructose

Associate Professor Rachel Burton and PhD Student Kendall Corbin visiting the Agave plantation in Queensland

Honours project: Fermentation of wild yeasts to create Australia's first agave spirit.

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Analysing compostable plastics

Eco shopping bag by ASHFAQ ALI from Pixabay

Honours project: Are compostable plastics really what they say on the packet? Research opportunities are available to test a new fully compostable type of plastic.

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Made-in-SA: Advanced materials derived from local growers’ agricultural waste

Adelaide Glycomics

Honours project: Turn fruit and vegetable waste into functional products

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Noble gases in ancient fluid droplets in minerals

Cornelia Wilkes honours project Noble gases in ancient fluid droplets in minerals

Honours projects: Extract rare noble gas isotopes from specific mineral phases such as quartz.

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How microRNAs regulate breast cancer metastasis

How microRNAs regulate breast cancer metastasis

Honours project: Determine the target genes of microRNAs that function in breast cancer progression and metastasis using cell culture models.

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How do cancer cells become aggressive?

summary diagram gene regulation in cancer lab

Honours project: Investigate the function of alternative splice variants in cancer cell plasticity.

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Acoustic attraction of oysters: Restoring oyster reefs

Dolphins Lady Bay Fieldwork, courtesy Sam Langholz

Honours project: Pearl Jam or Blue Oyster Cult... What sounds help oyster larvae navigate to newly built oyster reefs?

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Microbiome of native Australian mammals

Wombat photo - Raphael Eisenhofer

Honours project: Various honours projects are available to study the microbiomes of our native Australian mammals.

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Effect of pre-partum hCG on farrowing performance of older parity sows & their piglets viability

Pig sow

Honours project: Investigate blood oestrogen levels of older sows and subsequent piglet growth and survival. 

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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