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Systematic analysis of the eIF4E interactome

Active mTORC1 phosphorylates 4E-BP, preventing 4E1 binding. (B) mTORC1 inhibition leads to 4E-BP hypophosphorylation; 4E-BP now binds 4E1 and blocks eIF4F

Honours project: Conduct a systematic analysis of the eIF4E interactome to understand the distinct functional roles of the three mammalian eIF4E proteins in translation initiation.

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Structural biology of protease inhibitors

Honours project: This research project entails a general approach to the inhibition of cysteine proteases.

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Understanding the molecular mechanisms of intellectual disability

Honours project: Investigate the role IQSEC2 and synaptic morphology and plasticity on the orchestration of the complex architecture required for ‘normal’ cognition.

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Sim1 gene & its link to morbidly obese children

Honours project: Investigate Sim1 deficiency, a gene linked to severe childhood obesity and resultant from defects in satiety signalling in the hypothalamus.

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Fracture formation in heterogeneous sediments, Catherine Hill, Sydney Basin, NSW

Great Northern Coal Seam

This project involves mapping and quantifying fracture patterns to better understanding the role of fluid flow through the Earth’s subsurface.

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Maternal caffeine supplementation on thermoregulation & survival of new born lambs

Lamb sitting in grass

Honours project: This project builds on our work in pigs demonstrating a positive effect of maternal caffeine supplementation on piglet survival and thermoregulation.

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Novel markers of animal emotion

Honours project: Can differential expression of microRNA’s distinguish valence of emotional state?

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Genetic mutations associated with skin & wool growth in sheep

Animal science sheep

Honours project: Identify genetic mutations in sheep DSC1 & DSG4 genes essential for skin and wool follicle architecture.

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Stockpersons' knowledge of Codes of Practice in the pig industry

Piglets at Roseworthy campus

Honours project: Undertake qualitative research methods to determine farmer awareness and knowledge of a range of secondary legislative documents pertaining to the pig industry.

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Factors affecting embryo gender in production animals

Cows Roseworthy

Honours project: Investigate what factors affect the gender of cow, sheep and pig embryos.

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