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Structural study of misfolding proteins

An illustration of the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease - BruceBlaus / CC BY-SA

Honours project: Investigate the structural characterisation of protein misfolding in amyloid diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Flower development in barley

Researcher photo Matthew Tucker

Honours project: Participate in a plant breeding project on controlling organ development in barley by MADS-box transcription factors.

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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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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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Koala health and disease in South Australia

Koala Health Research Group - Goldie

Honours project: Join the Koala Health Research Group and contribute to key research to improve the health of current and future animal populations.

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Understanding T cells in autoimmune disease

Honours Iain Comerford Fig X

Honours project: Investigate transcriptional control of inflammatory T helper cells in autoimmunity.

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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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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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Environmental monitoring: What is the extent of canopy dieback in a refugial forest?

Honours in Environmental monitoring: canopy dieback, Red Stringybark

Honours project: Use satellite imagery and on-ground monitoring data to map the extent of tree dieback to develop predictions and policy recommendations.

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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