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Prevalence & significance of lameness in sports horses

Equine health

Honours project: Conduct research into the prevalence and significance of lameness in sports horses in training and/or competition.

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Cellular-stress induced activation of non-TFEB regulated lysosomal genes

Cellular stress-induced transactivation of autophagy and lysosomal genes. In normal conditions, transcription factor EB (TFEB) is kept in the cytoplasm in an inactive form.

Honours project: Investigate the role of the eIF2α/ATF4 pathway in stress-induced transcription of non-TFEB genes.

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Temporal variability of lameness in horses kept on pasture

Equine health yard

Honours project: Investigate the temporal variability of objectively detected lameness in horses kept on pasture and not subjected to controlled exercise.

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Prevalence of lungworm in cats in South Australia

Street cat

Honours project: Undertake a survey to examine the prevalence of lungworm in cats in South Australia.

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Longitudinal study of Giardia & Cryptosporidium infections in lambs

Giardia intestinalis USCDCP [Public domain]

Honours project: Explore parasitic infections in lambs.

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Effect of inoculation of the neonatal ruminant with foreign microbiota

Vet lab

Honours project: Analyse the effect of inoculation of neonatal lambs with known populations of rumen microbes on the development of the innate immune system.

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Pathogenesis of newly emerged Newcastle disease virus in South East Asia

Chicken Roseworthy

Honours project: Investigate molecular basis of pathogenicity of the Newcastle disease virus and provide preliminary information to develop new vaccines for protection of poultry in Indonesia.

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Exploring the functions of MAPK-interacting kinases (MNKs) in metabolic disease

MNKs play a key role in promoting adipocyte differentiation and this will be explored using the 3T3-L1 system

Honours project: Explore the functions of MAPK-interacting kinases (MNKs) in metabolic disease at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

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Investigating molecular mechanisms of disease

Honours project: Characterise molecular and cellular changes driving improvements to disease outcomes after postnatal 17B-estradiol treatment in mice modeling intellectual disability and seizures. 

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Identification of genes controlling marbling in cattle

Beef marbling

Honours project: Identify genes controlling the deposition of the intramuscular fat (that is, marbling) in beef cattle to better understand fat metabolism and to provide genetic markers for selection to improve beef quality.

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