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3D printing of optical calibration objects for high resolution medical imaging
  • Tomography
  • Medical imaging
  • Optics, lasers and photonics
  • 3D printing
Active and passive measurement of atmospheric trace gases
  • Climate change
  • Weather and climate modelling
  • Space and atmospheric physics
  • Lidar detector
  • Optics
Adaptation of tiger snake venom in island populations
  • Bioinformatics
  • Epigenetics
  • DNA
  • Cimate change
  • Zoology
Advanced LIGO detector characterization & CW astrophysics
  • Gravitational waves
  • Interferometry
Aerial detection of methane
  • Solid state lasers
  • Data analysis techniques
  • Carbon footprint
  • Lidar systems
  • Remote mapping
Age and basin evolution of the wild Central Officer Basin: far west SA  
Aquatic plant photosynthesis as a driver of large pH changes in wetlands
  • Aquatic plants
  • Ecophysiology
  • Plant physiology
Are subduction dynamics recorded by mafic rocks & their hosts?  
Arid aquatic refugia
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Hydrology
  • Micro invertebrates
  • Climate change
Assessing the effects of plant seed extracts on Caco2 and IEC-6 cell cultures
  • Superfoods
  • Food science
  • Bioavailability
  • Molecular biology
  • Nutritional value
Australian Lithospheric Architecture Magnetotelluric Project (AusLAMP)  
Behavioural analysis of zebrafish models of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Human disease
  • Health and medical science
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
Better bat surveys
  • Systematics
  • Biogeography
  • Bioacoustics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular evolution of animals
Bioinformatic analysis of zebrafish models of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Bioinformatics
  • Human disease
  • Health and medical science
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
Bioinformatics and computational genetics
  • Genome sequencing
  • Computer science
  • Software development
  • Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
Bloom dynamics - Spatial variation of chlorophyll-a inside freshwater reservoirs
  • Spatial science
  • Remote sensing
  • Algae
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Hydrology
Brood guarding in a gregarious parasitoid wasp
  • Insect behaviour
  • Entomology
  • Parasite-host interactions
  • Agriculture
Brushtail possum responses to changing resource conditions
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Wildlife health
  • Natural resource management
  • Field ecology
Buoyancy and aquatic stability of sauropod dinosaurs
  • Physiological ecology
  • Spiders
  • Dinosaurs
  • Animals
  • Plants
Catalytic activity of metal clusters on surfaces
  • Metal clusters
  • Catalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Nanoscience
  • Nanotechnology
Cell division and cancer
  • Cancer research
  • Drug design
Characterisation of ancient DNA damage in a new type of high
throughput sequencing data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Epigenetics
  • Ancient DNA
  • Genetics
Characterisation of river plume extent through remote
sensing with high/moderate resolution satellite imagery
  • Spatial science
  • Remote sensing
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Environmental monitoring
Characterisation of the dosimetric properties of radiochromic films
  • Medical physics
Characterisation of the fungal extracellular matrix and its role in adhesion
  • Fungal pathogen secretions
  • Cell wall biochemistry
  • Fungal pathology
  • Plant-fungal interactions
  • Plant pathology
Characterising the directional stability of laser sources for
future gravitational wave detectors
  • Gravitational waves
  • Optics and photonics
  • Lasers and sensing systems
Characterising the jasmonate hormones in barley, and how they affect beer
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Gene expression
  • Transcriptome analysis
  • Molecular biology
Chironomids in extreme environments
  • Invertebrate physiology / ecology
  • Non-biting midges
  • Insect habitats
  • Hydrology
  • Entomology
Chromosome Y analysis of the descendants and potential ancestors
of the Inca rulers
  • Bioinformatics
  • Epigenetics
  • Ancient DNA
  • Genetics
Climate change & lakes
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Hydrology
  • Climate change
Cloud microphysics
  • Climate change
  • Weather and climate modelling
  • Space and atmospheric physics
  • Optics
Cloud studies using high power eye-safe laser radar
  • Weather and climate models
  • Aerial methane sensing
  • Laser radars
Complex systems
  • Theoretical physics
Computational models of lasers for future gravitational wave detectors
  • Gravitational waves
  • Optics and photonics
  • Lasers and sensing systems
Conservation genetics and biodiversity of Western Australian sea snakes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation genetics
  • Evolution and conservation of reptiles
  • Marine ecology
  • Bioinformatics
Coorong water quality
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Hydrology
Correlation of brain blood flow and brain size with behaviour in primates
  • Physiological ecology
  • Animals
Coulomb stress changes following moderate to large earthquakes  
CRISPR genome wide screens & viral replication
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Infectious diseases
  • Population health
  • Genomics
Data analysis, machine learning and high-energy gamma-ray astronomy  
Dating shales in the world’s oldest petroleum basin  
Dating the structural evolution of Pichi Richi  
Deciphering and exploiting bacterial cholesterol metabolism to
combat disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Protein crystallography
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Enzymology
  • Bacterial pathogens
Deciphering the catalytic potential & the electron transfer pathways
of microorganisms
  • Protein chemistry
  • Bacterial metabolism
  • Biological chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Metalloenzymes
Depths of erosion  
Design of biomimetic coatings to understand plant-pathogen relations
  • Surface coatings
  • Microscopy
  • Plant pathology
  • Fungal pathology
  • Biomimetic models
Developing useable rangeland-condition assessment tools
  • Spatial science
  • Remote sensing
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Conservation
Directed evolution of proteins in vivo
  • Synthetic biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics 
  • Mathematical modelling
Do plants need to sleep?
  • Plant physiology and ecophysiology
  • Plant science
  • Soil science
  • Aquatic plants
Drainage landscapes of the Australian continental shelf  
Drosophila model for mucopolysaccharidosis type III
  • Genetics
  • Human disease
  • Health and medical science
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Sanfilippo syndrome
Drug resistance of malaria parasites
  • Infectious diseases
  • Malaria parasites
  • Microbiology
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Public health
Early animal evolution: evidence from the Ediacaran and Cambrian
  • Palaeontology
  • Fossils
Early origins of breast and prostate cancer
  • Epigenetics
  • Molecular genetics
  • Disease
  • Maternal/pregnancy nutrition
  • Reproductive health
EchidnaCSI (Conservation Science Initiative)
  • Genetics / evolution
  • Animal evolution / conservation
  • Monotreme genomics
  • Field ecology 
  • Molecular biology
Echidna biology for conservation, wildlife management &
habitat monitoring
  • Genetics / evolution
  • Animal evolution / conservation
  • Monotreme genomics
  • Field ecology 
  • Molecular biology
Echidna genome project
  • Genetics / evolution
  • Animal evolution / conservation
  • Monotreme genomics
  • Field ecology 
  • Molecular biology
Ecological and evolutionary genetics of plants and wildlife
forensic biology
  • Biogeography
  • Climate change
  • Ecological / evolutionary genomics
  • Genetic structure & DNA timber tracking
  • Agriculture
Ecological selection of Giant Australian Cuttlefish
  • Biogeography
  • Phylogeography
  • Marine ecology
  • Molecular evolution of animals
Ecology of Koonamore Reserve
  • Terrestrial plant ecology
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Plant physiology and ecophysiology
  • Restoration ecology
Ecosystem impact on fish extending their ranges to higher latitudes
along the east coast of Australia
  • Marine ecology
  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity
  • Coastal ecosystems
  • Fish behaviour and physiology
Effective field theory
  • Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Structure of matter
  • Effective Field Theories
  • Large Hadron Collidor
Effect of micronutrients on the growth of wheat in sodic soils
  • Farming systems
  • Plant phenotyping
  • Molecular biology
  • Plant nutrition
  • Plant growth
Elevation of subglacial temperatures  
Emplacement of igneous dykes at Catherine Hill Bay,
Sydney Basin, NSW
 
Emu-wrens and other threatened fauna of the
Fleurieu Peninsula wetlands
  • Terrestrial plant ecology
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Animals and bird conservation
Environmental luminescence  
Environmental monitoring with drones: Fire
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Remote sensing
  • Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility
  • Spatial science
  • GIS
Environmental monitoring with drones: Mammals
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Remote sensing
  • Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility
  • Spatial science
  • Animals
Environmental monitoring with drones: Vegetation
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Remote sensing
  • Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility
  • Spatial science
  • Marine ecology
Environmental monitoring with drones: Remote sensing
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Remote sensing
  • Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility
  • Spatial science
  • GIS
Epigenetic regulation in placenta development
  • Physiology
  • Maternal/pregnancy nutrition
  • Reproductive health
  • Molecular biology
  • DNA methylation
Evolution and systematics of arthropods
  • Parasitic wasps
  • Beetles and crustaceans
  • Groundwater invertebrates
  • Insects
  • Spiders
Evolution of dietary specialisation and its effect on snake
skull shape
  • Morphological evolution of animals
  • Reptiles, snakes, lizards
  • Animal physiology
Evolution of interplanetary dust orbits
  • Space and atmospheric physics
Evolution of photosynthetic organs in Acacia
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Australian flora / plants
  • Palaeontology
  • Climate change
Evolution of the head shape in burrowing lizards and snakes:
more than one way to make a shovel
  • Morphological evolution of animals
  • Reptiles, snakes, lizards
Evolution of tiger snake skulls in response to prey type and size
between island and mainland populations
  • Evolution of animals
  • Reptiles
  • Snakes
  • Population genomics
  • Epigenetics
Evolutionary history of oral microorganisms in Neandertals
  • Bioinformatics
  • Epigenetics
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
Examining perceived wine complexity and how it impacts
consumer preference
  • Sensory science
  • Wine chemistry
  • Consumer behaviour
Exhuming ore deposits of the Altai (China, Mongolia)  
Experimental high-energy physics  
Exploiting laser threshold for high sensitivity biochemical sensing
  • Biochemical sensing
  • Optical fibres
  • Cleaving
  • Splicing
  • Optics, lasers and photonics
Exploring the function of MADS-box genes in barley
inflorescence development
  • Molecular biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Plant genetics
Exploring the interaction between novel drought signals in plants
  • Plant biology
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Plant signalling
  • Drought tolerance
  • Molecular biology
Flu vaccine
  • Vaccine research
  • Influenza virus
  • Infectious disease
Fossil history of selected plant taxa
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Australian flora / plants
  • Palaeontology
  • Climate change
Fracture formation in heterogeneous sediments, Catherine Hill,
Sydney Basin, NSW

 

Frequency standards and distribution
  • Atomic clock
  • Spectroscopy
  • Lasers
  • Electron
  • Quantum
  • Resistively and Capacitively
    shunted Junction (RCSJ)
  • Medical science
From land to sea - the visual evolution of elapid snakes
  • Evolution and conservation of reptiles
  • Sensory systems
  • Conservation genetics
  • Marine ecology
  • Biodiversity
Fungal structural genomics
  • Fungus
  • Protein crystallography
  • X-ray crystallography
  • Bioinformatics
Future carbon emissions – comparing the responses of
land plants with marine plants
  • Wildlife and restoration ecology
  • Marine ecology
  • Plant physiology and evolution
  • Climate change
Gas-phase models of cluster-surface interactions
  • Metal clusters
  • Catalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Nanoscience
  • Nanotechnology
Genomic consequences of major ecological transitions in evolution
  • Evolution and conservation of reptiles
  • Conservation genetics
  • Marine ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Genomics
Geochemical exploration of environmental controls on the
Australian flora
  • Biogeography
  • Ecology
  • Palaeontology
  • Earth sciences
Geological framework of the McArthur Basin zinc province  
Genomic analysis of fungal cell wall synthesis
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Fungal pathology
  • Molecular biology
Genome biology and mammal gene evolution
  • Genetics / evolution
  • Animal evolution / conservation
  • Monotreme genomics
  • Field ecology 
  • Molecular biology
Global change biology; climate change ecology and
macroecology
  • Climate change
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Geochronology
  • Genomics
  • Animal and plant extinction
  • Marine ecology
GPS measurements from ground and space  
Group B Strep and oxidative stress
  • Infectious diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Human disease
  • Microbiology
Harnessing nanoparticles in glass optical fibres
  • Fibre fabrication
  • Nonlinear polarisation
  • Optics, lasers and photonics
High brightness single frequency mid-infrared lasers
  • Non-linear crystalline resonators
  • Mid-infrared frequency combs
  • Optics, lasers and photonics
  • Lasers and non-linear optics
High-energy neutrino astronomy with the Icecube
detector at the South Pole
  • High-energy astrophysics
  • Neutrinos
  • Cosmic rays
  • Gamma rays
  • Dark matter
High-energy physics phenomenology
  • Theoretical and experimental physics
  • Dark Matter
  • Large Hadron Collider
  • Supersymmetry
High resolution 3D scene mapping using advanced
GW technology
  • Optics and photonics
  • Gravitational waves
High-precision characterization of optics using Hartmann
wavefront sensors
  • Optics, lasers and photonics
  • Optical remote sensing
  • Gravitational waves
  • Gamma-ray astronomy
 
High-precision surface metrology of mirrors
  • Optics and photonics
  • Gravitational waves
  • Lasers and sensing
Hill-Robertson interference, the Red Queen and the
evolution of sex
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Molecular evolution
  • Population genetics
How climate change impacts fish populations
  • Marine ecology
  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity
  • Coastal ecosystems
  • Fish behaviour and physiology
How ocean warming & acidification (or nuclear winter)
changes wildlife
  • Wildlife and restoration ecology
  • Marine ecology
  • Animal conservation
  • Climate change
How Shigella initiates infection
  • Infectious diseases
  • Human disease
  • Microbiology
Identifying new drugs that kill parasites
  • Pathobiology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Public Health
  • Malaria parasites
  • Antimicrobial resistance
Identifying novel tolerance to subsoil constraints in a FIGS
wheat set
  • Farming systems
  • Soil chemical analysis
  • Field genotyping
  • Field phenotyping
  • Agriculture
Imaging microstructured optical fibres
  • Fabricating imaging fibres
  • 3D printing
  • Optical fibre theory
  • Optics and photonics
Immune regulation of preterm birth
  • Reproductive immunology
  • Health and medical sciences
  • Microbiology
Impact of wastewater and river on seagrass meadows
  • Spatial science
  • Remote sensing
  • Wastewater
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Marine ecology
Improving drought and salt tolerance of wheat
  • Plant biology
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Plant phenotyping
  • Plant genotyping
Improving drought tolerance by turgor regulation of guard cells
  • Plant biology
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Microscopy
  • Gene expression
  • Osmoregulation
Improving fiber laser sources for future gravitational
wave detectors
  • Gravitational waves
  • Optics and photonics
  • Lasers and sensing systems
Improving pathogen resistance in barley plants
  • Transcriptome analysis
  • Genomics
  • Chromatography
  • Molecular biology
  • Plant pathology
Improving wheat yields in dispersive soils
  • Farming systems
  • Soil science
  • Molecular biology
  • Field phenotyping
  • Agriculture
Influence of immersive virtual reality on consumers’
perception of wines
  • Sensory science
  • Wine chemistry
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Aroma
  • Flavour
Insights into industrial catalysis and x-ray crystallography
in metal-organic frameworks
  • Macromolecular chemistry
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Porous materials
  • Catalysis
  • Organometallic chemistry
Intelligent infrared imaging sensors using machine learning
  • Machine vision systems
  • Passive ranging
  • Lasers and cameras
  • Augmented reality
  • Thermal imaging
  • Defence
Interactions between microbes and plants
  • Terrestrial plant ecology
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Plant physiology and ecophysiology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Invasive species
Interactions between plant parasites and their hosts
  • Terrestrial plant ecology
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Plant physiology and ecophysiology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Invasive species
Interplay of structural and electronic properties in organic
electronics
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Chemical physics
Invasion science & wildlife ecology
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Global change biology
  • Invasive species pest management
  • Illegal wildlife trade
  • Biosecurity
Investigating the origin of mammal sex chromosomes
  • Genetics / evolution
  • Animal evolution / conservation
  • Monotreme genomics
  • Field ecology 
  • Molecular biology
Investigation of the use of optical photogrammetry
in high dose rate surface brachytherapy
  • Medical physics
  • Radiation oncology
  • Computer programming
  • 3D Modelling / CAD
Investigation into chloride exclusion in grapevines
  • Plant biology
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Salt transport
  • Molecular biology
  • Viticulture
Is the mantle under SA primed and ready for copper
deposits? Insights from Cu isotopes
 
JAZ2 is important for Treg function
  • Molecular immunology
  • Autoimmune therapy
  • Health and medical sciences
Kinetics and thermodynamics of biomimetic mineralisation
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Chemical physics
Knowledge of delegated legislation in biomedical research
  • Animal law
  • Research animals
  • Codes of practice
  • Animal ethics
Lattice gauge theory  
Leaf morphology in silver beech (Nothofagus menziesii)
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Australian flora / plants
  • Palaeontology
  • Climate change
Linking supramolecular cages into functional nanomaterials
  • Materials synthesis
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Self-assembly
  • Nanomaterials
Live cell imaging of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) signals in plants
  • Plant biology
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Plant signalling
  • Microscopy 
  • Plant metabolism
Machine learning techniques for advanced gravitational
wave detectors
  • Gravitational waves
  • Optics and photonics
  • Computer programming
  • Interferometry
Making a bistable switch
  • Synthetic biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics 
  • Mathematical modelling
Management practices to enable early wet season forage
production in lowland rice production systems of The Lao PDR
  • Farming systems
  • International agriculture
  • Southeast Asia
  • Sustainable management
Marine & freshwater ecology and fish biology
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Global change biology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Coastal ecosystems
  • Freshwater ecology
Mating systems in elapid snakes
  • Evolution of animals
  • Reptiles
  • Snakes
  • Population genomics
  • Epigenetics
Measurement & characterisation of arid wetland vegetation dynamics
  • Spatial science
  • Remote sensing
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Conservation
  • Drought
Measuring the effect of 10-years de-stocking on rangeland
  • Spatial science
  • Remote sensing
  • Drones
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Conservation
Megafaunal evolution and extinction
  • Ancient DNA
  • Extinct animals
  • Palaeontology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Climate change
Metal-organic frameworks as chemical reaction flasks
  • Macromolecular chemistry
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Porous materials
  • Catalysis
  • Organometallic chemistry
Method development to repair ancient DNA damage
  • Bioinformatics
  • Epigenetics
  • Ancient DNA
  • Genetics
Micro-structured optical fibre for high power laser beam delivery
  • Fibre fabrication
  • Optical fibres
  • Laser beams
  • Computer modelling
Mighty macrophytes: Ecology and management of
common reed and bulrush
  • Terrestrial plant ecology
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Plant physiology and ecophysiology
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Invasive species
Mixed colony biofilms and disease outcome

  • Infectious diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Human disease
  • Microbiology
Mixed digital & analog control of advanced lasers
  • Gravitational waves
  • Optics and photonics
  • Lasers and sensing systems
Modelling the aussie rules football kick
  • Biophysics
  • Laws of motion
  • Sports injuries
Models of hadrons and hadronic interactions
  • Hadronic, nuclear and particle physics
  • Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Structure of matter
Modulation of the plant defence response by the
fungal extracellular matrix
  • Cell wall biochemistry
  • Fungal pathology
  • Plant-fungal interactions
  • Plant pathology
Molecular biology analysis of the function of
Alzheimer's disease genes
  • Human disease
  • Health and medical science
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
Molecular diet analysis of bent-winged bats
  • Ancient DNA
  • Conservation genetics
  • Evolution of animals and birds
  • Forensic biology
Molecular diet analysis of introduced and native species
  • Ancient DNA
  • Conservation genetics
  • Evolution of animals and birds
  • Forensic biology
Molecular effects in membrane fluid transport
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Chemical physics
Molecular mechanism of male reproduction in cereals
  • Molecular biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Plant genetics
Molecular tagging of the dengue virus genome
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Infectious diseases
  • Population health
  • Virology
Morphological evolution and adaptation of Australia’s rabbits
  • Morphological evolution of animals
  • Invasive species
  • Conservation genetics
Morphological evolution and diversification of the
elapid snake radiation
  • Evolution and conservation of reptiles
  • Sensory systems
  • Conservation genetics
  • Morphological evolution of animals
  • Biodiversity
Multiplexed extreme temperature sensing with fibres
  • Optical fibres
  • Extreme temperature sensors
  • Optical fibre theory
  • Cleaving
  • Splicing
  • Optics, lasers and photonics
Mutation rate estimates in early European farmers
  • Bioinformatics
  • Epigenetics
  • Ancient DNA
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
Nature’s extreme particle accelerators at tera-eV (1012 eV)
gamma-ray energies with HESS and other telescopes
 
New metal-organic frameworks for biomacromolecule
encapsulation and protection
  • Macromolecular chemistry
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Porous materials
  • Protein therapeutics
Nonlinear optics in optical waveguides:
Can we control photons by photons?
  • Optics, lasers and photonics
  • Optical signal processing
  • Quantum computing
  • Sensing and signal processing
  • Fibre fabrication
Non-self and organelle quality control mutations
  • Genetics
  • Human disease
  • Health and medical science
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
Novel spectroscopic analysis for breath-based diagnostics
  • Optics, lasers and photonics
  • Machine learning
  • Bayesian inference algorithms
  • Spectroscopy
Nuclear theory
  • Quantum Chromodynamics
Nutrient cycling and soil respiration
  • Microbiology
  • Fertilisers 
  • Environmental conditions
  • Soil temperature
  • Water content
Nutrition and collective movement in the Australian plague locust
  • Entomology
  • Computer simulation
  • Computational biology
  • Behavioural modelling
  • Insect behaviour
Optical fibre temperature sensors for heavy industry applications
  • High temperature sensors
  • Optics and photonics
  • Optical fibre theory
  • Sensor fabrication
Optimisation of chimeric antigen receptor immunotherapy:
building a better car?
  • Molecular immunology
  • Cancer research
  • Health and medical sciences
Oyster reef restoration to boost reproduction and survival
  • Wildlife and restoration ecology
  • Marine ecology
  • Coastal ecosystems
Palaeoecology of holocene vertebrate deposits
Naracoorte Caves, South Australia
 
Phylogeography and conservation genetics of Australian
birds and mammals, including night parrots, wombats and quolls
  • Ancient DNA
  • Conservation genetics
  • Evolution of animals and birds
  • Forensic biology
Plant nematode-interactions: parasitism and defence
  • Host-parasite 
  • Plant pathology
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Plant genetics
  • Agriculture
Plant systematics and population genetics, evolutionary
ecology and plant macrofossils
  • Plant systematics
  • Population genetics
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Plant macrofossils
  • Co-evolution of plants and animals
  • Conservation
Plant taxa and reconstruction of fossil palaeoenvironments
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Australian flora / plants
  • Palaeontology
  • Climate change
Plasticity of lifespan in the honeybee and the
disposable soma theory
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Molecular evolution
  • Population genetics
  • Entomology
Pneumococcal vaccine
  • Vaccine research
  • Infectious diseases
  • Immunology
  • Viruses
Pollination biology of endothermic insects and
heat-producing flowers
  • Physiological ecology
  • Spiders
  • Dinosaurs
  • Animals
  • Plants
Population-level epigenetic differences of tiger snakes
  • Evolution of animals
  • Reptiles
  • Snakes
  • Population genomics
  • Epigenetics
Predicting the movement and development of cloud for
dynamically scheduling astronomical observations
 
Quantum atom-fibre photonics
  • Quantum
  • Photonics
  • Optics
Quantum field theory
  • Theoretical physics
  • The Standard Model
  • Higgs boson
  • Structure of matter
Quantum mechanical theory and experiment
  • Quantum
  • Mechanics
Quaternary palaeoecology of pleistocene vertebrates
from Naracoorte Caves, South Australia
 
Radio astronomy at 55 MHZ  
Radar rainfall studies  
Reconstructing past plate configurations using
radiogenic heat production
 
Reduced-dimensionality representations of soft matter
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Chemical physics
Reptile welfare assessment tool development
  • Animal welfare
  • Reptiles
  • Affective state
  • Zoos
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Animal behaviour
Resveratrol and fetal growth
  • Reproductive immunology
  • Health and medical sciences
  • Microbiology
Resolving the stratigraphy of the McArthur Basin via
in-situ Rb-Sr dating of glauconites
 
Resolving the taxonomic status of bandicoots and
gliders for conservation management
  • Molecular ecology and phylogeography
  • Molecular genetics
  • Population genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Animal conservation
Restoration ecology: Evolutionary ecology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Population genetics
  • Ecology
  • Plant physiology
Restoration ecology: Plant-microbe feedbacks
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Population genetics
  • Ecology
  • Plant physiology
  • Soil science
Restoration ecology: Population genomics
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Population genetics
  • Ecology
  • Plant physiology
  • Public health
  • Biotechnology
Restoration ecology: Smart cities
  • Ecology
  • Plant physiology
  • Public health
  • Biotechnology
Restoration ecology: Urban rewilding
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Population genetics
  • Ecology
  • Plant physiology
  • Public health
  • Biotechnology
Restoration of Adelaide’s coastal seagrasses
  • Plant systematics
  • Population genetics
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Plant macrofossils
  • Marine ecology
Restoring grassy woodlands: interaction between
native and invasive grasses
  • Terrestrial plant ecology
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Plant physiology and ecophysiology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Invasive species
Re-vegetating South Australia
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Australian flora / plants
  • Palaeontology
  • Climate change
Role of CCC proteins in plant hormone distribution
and cell wall composition
  • Plant biology
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Microscopy
Role of CCC proteins in in rice root hairs and pollen
development and growth
  • Plant biology
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Plant phenotyping
  • Microscopy
Role of HIFs in cancer
  • Biochemistry / molecular biology
  • Human disease
  • Hypoxia
  • Gene expression
Role of micronutrients in pregnancy
  • Placental function
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • Maternal/pregnancy nutrition
  • Molecular biology
  • Reproductive health
Role of a histone demethylase during seed development
  • Epigenetics 
  • Plant reproductive biology
  • Seed development
  • Agriculture / crop production
Role of an RNA m5C methyltransferase during
plant reproduction
  • Epigenetics 
  • Plant reproductive biology
  • Seed development
  • Agriculture / crop production
Save our Giant Australian Cuttlefish and Little Penguins
  • Wildlife and restoration ecology
  • Marine ecology
  • Climate change
  • Conservation biology
Semiconductor physics
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Chemical physics
Sensing and spectroscopy
  • GPS
  • Precision measurement
  • Lasers
  • Optics and photonics
  • Optical frequency comb
  • Spectroscopy
Sex chromosomes of the platypus and echidna
  • Genetics / evolution
  • Animal evolution / conservation
  • Monotreme genomics
  • Field ecology 
  • Molecular biology
Shape differences between closely-related bat species
  • Systematics
  • Biogeography
  • Phylogeography
  • Molecular ecology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular evolution of animals
Shoots or roots - which controls plant-fungal interactions?
  • Mycorrhizal fungi
  • Plant nutrition
  • Plant signalling
  • Molecular biology
Signalling pathways of epileptic seizures
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental / physiological stress
  • Genetics
  • Neuroscience
Sim1 gene and its link to morbidly obese children
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental / physiological stress
  • Genetics
  • Neuroscience
Skin pigment differences of tiger snake populations and
in response to UV exposure
  • Molecular evolution of animals
  • Reptiles
  • Snakes
  • Population genomics
  • Epigenetics
Small field dosimetry with beryllium oxide ceramic
fibre optic dosimeters
  • Medical physics
  • Radiation detectors
  • Radiotherapy
  • Medical imaging
Spatial information, environmental remote sensing and GIS
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Natural resource management
  • Biogeography
  • Geoscience
  • Spatial science
Staphylococcus aureus and lifestyle variations
  • Infectious diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Human disease
  • Microbiology
Stockpersons' knowledge of codes of practice in the pig industry
  • Animal law
  • Animal ethics
  • Pigs
  • Production animals
  • Codes of practice
Stomatal protection mechanisms in Casuarinaceae
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Australian flora / plants
  • Palaeontology
  • Climate change
Stress response in pathogenic bacteria:
Haemophilus influenzae
  • Infectious diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Human disease
  • Microbiology
Structural basis for nuclear receptor allostery
  • Protein crystallography
  • Nuclear receptors
  • Human disease
  • Microbiology
Structural biology and drug design
  • Protein crystallography
  • Cancer research
  • Human disease
  • Microbiology
Structural biology of protease inhibitors
  • Protein crystallography
  • Enzyme-inhibitor complexes
  • Human disease
  • Microbiology
Structural studies of cell wall proteins involved
during pathogenesis
  • Cell wall biochemistry
  • Protein expression
  • X-ray crystallography
  • Plant pathology
Structure determination of bHLH/PAS proteins
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental / physiological stress
  • Genetics
  • Neuroscience
Studying the highest energy particles in nature
with the Pierre Auger Observatory
 
Survival of Western Pygmy possums in arid environments
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Wildlife and restoration ecology
  • Biogeography
  • Molecular evolution of animals
Synthesis using nature’s catalysts; enzymes
  • Biocatalysis
  • Enzymology
  • Protein engineering
  • Green chemistry
  • Synthetic biology
Synthetic biology applications of enzymes
  • Synthetic biology
  • Green chemistry
  • Biocatalysis
  • Protein engineering
Synthetic phage therapy
  • Synthetic biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics 
  • Mathematical modelling
Testing the gamete competition theory of the
evolution of anisogamy
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Molecular evolution
  • Population genetics
The effects of DNA damage and degradation on
ancient human microbiomes
  • Microorganisms
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Genetics
  • Ancient DNA
Theoretical high energy physics
  • The Standard Model
  • Beyond the Standard Model (BSM)
  • Dark Matter
  • Higgs boson
There and back - how well do rocks record their
journey deep into the Earth?
 
TLR4 and Treg cells in early pregnancy
  • Reproductive immunology
  • Health and medical sciences
  • Microbiology
Toothpaste tectonics: rates and timescales, and
predicting where the rain fell
 
Transcriptional control of GABA signalling in plants
  • Plant biology
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Gene transcription
  • Molecular biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Microscopy
Transient weather events  
Treg cells and placental development
  • Reproductive immunology
  • Health and medical sciences
  • Microbiology
Tropical rainforest in Antarctic latitudes
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Australian flora / plants
  • Palaeontology
  • Climate change
Uncovering the relationship between two malaria
proteins required for invasion
  • Infectious diseases
  • Malaria parasites
  • Microbiology
  • Gene-editing
  • Public health
Understanding laser beams
  • Gravitational waves
  • Optics and photonics
  • Lasers and sensing systems
Understanding the mechanism of enzyme catalysed
reactions of importance in drug metabolism
  • Enzyme inhibitors
  • X-ray crystal structures 
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Structural biology
  • Enzyme mechanisms
Underwater environments of Coorong aquatic spiders
  • Physiological ecology
  • Spiders
  • Dinosaurs
  • Animals
  • Plants
Unlocking past diets through the analysis of ancient
dental calculus
  • Microbiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Genetics
  • Ancient DNA
Unwrapping the 3D genome to map autoimmune disease
  • Molecular immunology
  • Diabetes
  • Health and medical sciences
  • Population health
  • Genetics
Urban rewilding
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Population genetics
  • Ecology
  • Plant physiology
  • Biotechnology
Use of drones to assess the performance of
wheat in sodic soils
  • Farming systems
  • Imaging techniques
  • Remote sensing
  • Field phenotyping
  • Plant nutrition
Using genome data to identify potential functional
genes in tiger snake gigantism and dwarfism
  • Evolution of animals
  • Reptiles
  • Snakes
  • Population genomics
  • Epigenetics
Using remote sensing to measure the variation in
suspended sediment in Gulf St. Vincent
  • Spatial science
  • Remote sensing
  • Sediment and soil science
Using satellite detections to monitor the ionosphere  
Using the ancient DNA to explore human adaptation
and evolutionary medicine
  • Human evolution
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Genetics
  • Ancient DNA
Validating a radionuclide method for radiation shielding
verification in medical imaging departments
  • Medical physics
  • Computer programming
  • Radiation management
  • Medical imaging
Water quality – denitrification & nutrient loads
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Hydrology
  • Wastewater
  • Denitrification
Water quality - disinfecting water with chlorine
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Hydrology
  • Health
  • Tap water
What goes down, must come up? Tracking sediment input to
subduction zone magmas using radiogenic and stable Sr isotopes
 
Wildlife conservation, plant-animal interactions
and restoration ecology
  • Terrestrial ecology
  • Environmental management
  • Natural disasters
  • Biodiversity restoration
  • Flora and fauna
WWOX Enzyme function is a target for treatment
of metabolic diseases including cancer
  • Genetics
  • Human disease
  • Health and medical science
Zika virus infection of the placenta
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Infectious diseases
  • Population health
  • Virology