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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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Quantum Field Theory

Honours projects: Projects can be phenomenological or mathematical in character, or the focus may be on technique.

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Improving salt tolerance in grapevines

Viticulture student

Honours project: Investigate the movement of salt and water in grapevines in order to understand the effect of salinity on growth.

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Flower development in barley

Researcher photo Matthew Tucker

Honours project: Participate in a plant breeding project on controlling organ development in barley by MADS-box transcription factors.

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Aboriginal fermentations: Discovering their chemistry and new yeast species

Tasmanian Cider gum

Honours project: Wine scientists are seeking students to work on multi-disciplinary research projects that aim to discover new yeast species and unravel the chemistry behind Aboriginal fermentations.

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Advanced yeast for challenging bioprocesses

Vladimir Jiranek researcher photo

Honours project: Test new and improved yeast strains to advanced winemaking and other biotechnology processes.

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CRISPR genome editing approach for vetch improvement

Vetch

Honours project: Opportunities to use state-of-the-art next generation breeding technology to improve vetch seed nutrition.

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Light driven degradation of persistent organic pollutants

Persistent organic pollutants

Honours project: Help development methods and processes for effective degradation of Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to mitigate their emerging health and environmental effects.

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Hydrogen: green and renewable energy sourced from sunlight and water

Analysis of the photocatalysts before and after use, particularly by electron microscopy, will provide insights in improving photocatalysis activity and longevity.

Honours project: A renewable energy project that aims to develop your skills in inorganic synthesis, light initiated reactions, gas chromatography, electron microscopy and chemical engineering.

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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