News: Honours projects - Molecular and biomedical science: Other

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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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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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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Evaluate changes in the cognitive ability of sheep due to disease development

Sheep Roseworthy

Honours project: This project involves developing cognitive and behavioural tests in sheep to evaluate disease phenotypes.

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Occurrence & distribution of ticks in South Australia

Tick

Honours project: Outbreaks of the tick-transmitted parasitic disease Theileriosis in South Australia has raised questions regarding the presence of the tick vector.

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Effect of inoculation of the neonatal ruminant with foreign microbiota

Vet lab

Honours project: Analyse the effect of inoculation of neonatal lambs with known populations of rumen microbes on the development of the innate immune system.

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Pathogenesis of newly emerged Newcastle disease virus in South East Asia

Chicken Roseworthy

Honours project: Investigate molecular basis of pathogenicity of the Newcastle disease virus and provide preliminary information to develop new vaccines for protection of poultry in Indonesia.

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Evaluation of monoclonal antibodies in detection of avian influenza antigens

Chickens, Roseworthy

Honours project: Evaluate different recombinant and non-recombinant monoclonal antibodies against M2e antigen of avian influenza virus, to find the most reactive antigens and antibodies

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