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Monster black hole collision detected by scientists

Artist's impression of binary black holes about to collide by Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav)

University of Adelaide scientists observe the biggest black hole merger so far detected.

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Science graduates share tales of career success in new podcast

Podcast - Sarah chats with Millie Shinkfield, Quality Assurance Assistant Mexex Food Production

Hear inspiring stories from science graduates in the University of Adelaide’s new podcast series.

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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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Use of local anaesthesia for lamb marking

Numnuts lamb marking Avington Merino Stud

Honours project: Evaluate the efficacy and adoption of Numnuts, a local anaesthetic used on sheep.

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Evaluating vaccine response in sheep

Colin Trengove lamb ewe wide

Honours project: Evaluate the efficacy of a Mycoplasma vaccine to produce an immune response in sheep.

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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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Advanced research in plant hormones

Philip Brewer

Honours project: Contribute to new research on ways to make plants more resilient.

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Impact of thermal environment and melatonin on animal body temperature and reproduction

PIgs

Honours project: Research opportunities are available to investigate how body temperature variation in pigs and sheep impact reproduction.

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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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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