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Testing for irradiated foods

Food market

Honours project: Optimise methodologies to detect irradiated food by optically-stimulated luminescence.

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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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Deep learning for better cellular imaging

Malaria biology imaging - Danny Wilson

Honours project: Help improve the imaging capabilities of scientists studying infection and reproductive biology.

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The Curnamona Cube

Curnamona

Honours projects: Fly across remote Australia in a helicopter, for one of the world's biggest geophysical science projects.

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Fossils under a new light

Fossil front visible image Georgios Tsiminis

Honours projects: Use new fluorescence imaging techniques to analyse fossils that range in age from half-a-billion to some tens of thousands of years old.

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Saving megafauna from bacteria

A skeleton of a Marsupial Lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) in the Victoria Fossil Cave, Naracoorte Caves National Park Karora, Public domain

Honours projects: Identify and image biofilms that threaten the Naracoorte Caves National Park fossils.

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It’s space water, but not as we know it

Full moon. Image: Gregory H. Revera, CC BY-SA 3.0

Honours projects: Explore laser-induced fluorescence of water and aqueous minerals for space applications.

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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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Ubiquitin signalling in human diseases

UB DUB Pirjo Apaja

Honours project: Investigate the effect of ubiquitin signalling on cell differentiation.

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Determining the effect of protein quality control to astrocyte stress responses

Determining the effect of protein quality control to astrocyte stress responses

Honours project: Learn how brain cells are adapting to different stress responses, and what happens to this adaptation if the protein quality control is compromised.

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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