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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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In vitro maturation of canine oocytes

Test tubes

Honours project: Determine the effects of different in vitro maturation (IVM) conditions on the developmental competence of canine oocytes.

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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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Analysing compostable plastics

Eco shopping bag by ASHFAQ ALI from Pixabay

Honours project: Are compostable plastics really what they say on the packet? Research opportunities are available to test a new fully compostable type of plastic.

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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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Investigating the cause and prevention of red gut in lambs grazing lucerne

Lambs grazing - Brimbago

Honours project: Identify factors contributing to the incidence of red gut in lambs grazing lucerne, and develop strategies to prevent red gut from occurring.

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Environmental monitoring: What is the extent of canopy dieback in a refugial forest?

Honours in Environmental monitoring: canopy dieback, Red Stringybark

Honours project: Use satellite imagery and on-ground monitoring data to map the extent of tree dieback to develop predictions and policy recommendations.

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Reduced dimensionality representations of soft matter

Ellipsoid vs ball

Honours project: Use methods from statistical mechanics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to develop algorithms to automate the dimensionality reduction process.

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Understanding pollination processes between bees and flowers

Bee flower image

Honours project: Investigate the molecular basis of extrorse anther outcrossing mechanism in flowering plants.

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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