Honours information session

Thursday May 6 2.30pm

Join us for a short online session to discover why honours could be the right choice for you.

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CRISPR genome editing approach for vetch improvement

This science honours project will use state-of-the-art next generation breeding technology to improve vetch seed nutrition.


Vetch seed has two amino acid toxins and the project involves using CRISPR genome editing to edit the genome to remove the toxins. 

When successful, you will also measure for off-target effects by using whole genome sequencing and bioinformatics.

This project has industry support and we work closely with breeding partners and seed production companies.


Researcher photo Iain Searle


Dr Iain Searle

Research area: Epigenetics and plant reproductive biology - Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Grains for HealthSchool of Biological Sciences

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Molecular and Biomedical Science

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STEM Careers Night: On-campus and online

Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at our STEM Careers Night.

You and your parents are invited to join us on campus on Tuesday 18 May to see what’s available in the world of STEM.

STEM Careers Night