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Probing the ionosphere using radio signals

Honours project:  Evaluate the utility of software defined radio (SDR) for providing low-cost ionospheric sounder receivers.

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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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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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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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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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What goes down, must come up?

Volcanoes

Honours project: Explore the chemistry of magma to trace what the inputs to volcanoes are at depth.

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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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Testing for irradiated foods

Food market

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

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Lactation oestrus and breeding in sows

Pig sow piglets

Honours project: Efficacy of a modified gonadotrophin protocol for oestrus and ovulation in lactation
Lactation oestrus and breeding in sows.

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