News: Honours projects - Food and Nutrition Science

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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Agave spirits: Using wild yeasts to ferment fructose

Associate Professor Rachel Burton and PhD Student Kendall Corbin visiting the Agave plantation in Queensland

Honours project: Fermentation of wild yeasts to create Australia's first agave spirit.

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Early Origins of Breast and Prostate Cancer

food and nutrition science student

Honours project: Explore maternal nutrition, developmental origins of disease, cancer and epigenetics through molecular genetics

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The role of micronutrients in pregnancy

pregnant woman

Honours project: Investigate the effect of micronutrients such as folate on placental function during pregnancy

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Epigenetic regulation in placenta development

Honours in Molecular and biomedical science

Honours project: Learn more about epigenetics in placenta development using molecular techniques

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A sweet treat? Salmonella in raw egg based desserts

Raw egg dessert

Honours project: Combine your interest in food science, animal science and biomedical science by investigating the the behaviour of Salmonella in mousse, tiramisu, and custard.

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Nutritional composition of complementary toddler foods

Infant nutrition

Honours project: Investigate the nutritional value of solid foods to meet the increasing nutritional requirements of infants and toddlers.

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Maternal nutrition and child development

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Honours project: Investigate maternal iodine intake in pregnancy and executive function of children at 6 years of age.

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Improving food safety using plasma sterilisation

Improving food safety using plasma sterilisation

Honours project: Investigate the use of a high energy form of matter (plasma) to improve food safety.

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