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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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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: Teasing out real biodiversity patterns from sampling biases

Honours in Environmental monitoring: Biodiversity sampling

Honours project: Identify areas of conservation priority through the development of on-ground biodiversity sampling strategies and the interpretation of ecosystem changes.

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Synthesis and structuralisation of Metal-organic Frameworks

Chemistry honours - Chris Sumby MOF

Honours project: This chemistry research opportunity aims to investigate the structuralisation of Metal-organic Frameworks.

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Disease resistance in plants: Chickpea

Chickpea

Honours project: Combine your passion for agriculture, plant science and bioinformatics to investigate genetic resistance to disease in chickpea.

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Disease resistance in plants: Oat

Septoria Leaf Blotch in oat

Honours project: Combine your passion for agriculture, plant science and bioinformatics to investigate the genetics of septoria leaf blotch to aid the development of resistant oat varieties.

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Discovery of new genes that promote T cell activity against cancer

Honours Iain Comerford Fig 2a

Honours project: Help identify novel genes involved in T cell trafficking to solid tumours.

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Controlling inflammation during influenza infection

Study Biomedical Science

Honours project: Investigate Tr1 cell mediated control of tissue damage during influenza infection.

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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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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