News: Honours projects - Molecular and biomedical science: Biochemistry

How do cancer cells become aggressive?

summary diagram gene regulation in cancer lab

Honours project: Investigate the function of alternative splice variants in cancer cell plasticity.

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How microRNAs regulate breast cancer metastasis

How microRNAs regulate breast cancer metastasis

Honours project: Determine the target genes of microRNAs that function in breast cancer progression and metastasis using cell culture models.

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Snake venom proteins

rattlesnake

Honours project: Gain new insights into higher order protein structures in selected snake venoms.

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Structural study of misfolding proteins

An illustration of the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease - BruceBlaus / CC BY-SA

Honours project: Investigate the structural characterisation of protein misfolding in amyloid diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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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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Ubiquitin signalling in human diseases

UB DUB Pirjo Apaja

Honours project: Investigate the effect of ubiquitin signalling on cell differentiation.

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Making a bistable switch

Making a bistable switch

Honours project: This honours project involves the design, construction and testing of an activator based bistable switch.

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Role of HIFs in cancer

Decipher the specific roles of HIF1 and HIF2 in multiple myeloma.

Honours project: Decipher the specific roles of HIF1 and HIF2 in multiple myeloma.

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Directed evolution of proteins in vivo

Honours project: Use a new phage-based directed evolution approach to evolve proteins with properties to make them suitable for use in synthetic circuit applications, such as in vivo biosensing or construction of bistable switches.

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