News: Honours projects - Vicki Thomson

Skin pigment differences of tiger snake populations and in response to UV exposure

Tiger snake striped

Honours project: Morphological project quantifying skin pigment differences between tiger snake populations (striped vs. completely black) and in response to UV exposure over a season.

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Evolution of tiger snake skulls in response to prey type and size between island and mainland populations

Tiger snake Tasmanian

Honours project: Morphological project examining evolution of tiger snake skull shape in response to different prey type/size between island and mainland populations.

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Investigate the adaptation of tiger snake venom in island populations

Chappell Island tiger snake

Honours project: Bioinformatics project investigating adaptation of venom in island populations of tiger snake using venom gland transcriptome data.

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Use genome data to identify potential functional genes in tiger snake gigantism and dwarfism

Eastern tiger snake

Honours project: Bioinformatics project identifying potential functional genes involved in tiger snake body size gigantism/dwarfism using whole genome data.

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Investigate population-level epigenetic differences of tiger snakes

Tiger snake zoo

Honours project: This bioinformatics project investigates the population-level epigenetic differences of tiger snakes involved in adaptation to island environments.

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Genomic consequences of major ecological transitions in evolution

Olive sea snake

Honours project: Undertake a comparative analysis of whole genome sequences for terrestrial and marine snakes.

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Mating systems in elapid snakes

Honours project: Undertake research into mating systems in elapid snakes using captive husbandry, reproductive anatomy and genetic analyses of parentage.

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