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Investigate the adaptation of tiger snake venom in island populations

Chappell Island tiger snake

Honours project: Bioinformatics project investigating adaptation of venom in island populations of tiger snake using venom gland transcriptome data.

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Evolution of tiger snake skulls in response to prey type and size between island and mainland populations

Tiger snake Tasmanian

Honours project: Morphological project examining evolution of tiger snake skull shape in response to different prey type/size between island and mainland populations.

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Unlocking past diets through the analysis of ancient dental calculus

Ancient DNA teeth

Honours project: Analysing ancient dental DNA to determine the diets of past humans.

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Chromosome Y analysis of the descendants and potential ancestors of the Inca rulers

Honours project: Explore the genetic information from the chromosome Y of pre-Columbian and present-day individuals.

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Mutation rate estimates in early European farmers

Honours project: Investigate genomes of early European farmers and their genomic mutation rate.

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Characterisation of ancient DNA damage in a new type of high throughput sequencing data

Honours project: Characterise ancient DNA damage using high throughput sequencing of novel DNA libraries.

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Method development to repair ancient DNA damage

Honours project: Explore the use of a new enzymatic treatment to repair ancient DNA damage before high throughput sequencing.

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Using the ancient DNA to explore human adaptation & evolutionary medicine

Honours project: Get involved in research into human adaptation and evolutionary medicine.

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Megafaunal evolution and extinction

Climate change wiped out the 'Siberian unicorn'

Honours project: Explore the evolution and extinction of megafauna such as dire wolves, mammoths and Tasmanian tigers.

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Evolutionary history of oral microorganisms in Neandertals

Honours project: Using bioinformatics to reconstruct ancient genomes.

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