News: Honours projects - Molecular and biomedical science: Other

In vitro maturation of canine oocytes

Test tubes

Honours project: Determine the effects of different in vitro maturation (IVM) conditions on the developmental competence of canine oocytes.

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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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Koala health and disease in South Australia

Koala Health Research Group - Goldie

Honours project: Join the Koala Health Research Group and contribute to key research to improve the health of current and future animal populations.

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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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Fossils under a new light

Fossil front visible image Georgios Tsiminis

Honours projects: Use new fluorescence imaging techniques to analyse fossils that range in age from half-a-billion to some tens of thousands of years old.

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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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Water restriction practices in broiler breeder hens: effect on egg albumen composition

Chicken laying

Honours project: Determine the effects of maternal water restriction on egg development by investigating key proteins in the albumen of fertile chicken eggs which are vital for the survival and growth of the chicken embryo.

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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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