Potential projects

Title Lab Research themes Degree type
Acacia evolution: why do some species evolve faster than others? Lanfear Lab - Mutation, molecular evolution and phylogenetics
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Cross-talk between abiotic and biotic stress signaling Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
New methods in phylogenetics Lanfear Lab - Mutation, molecular evolution and phylogenetics
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Reading the history of mutations in individual plants Lanfear Lab - Mutation, molecular evolution and phylogenetics
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework
  • Higher degree by research
Understanding gender bias in science Kruuk Lab - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics, Lanfear Lab - Mutation, molecular evolution and phylogenetics
  • Honours
3D modelling of navigation environments Zeil Lab - Ecological neuroscience
  • Higher degree by research
A candidate gene linking root development and stomatal physiology Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
A changing climate and coastal marine ecosystem function Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
A winning combination? Could seed dormancy and polyploidy be beneficial in a warmer, drier climate? Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
  • Honours
Abiotic stress signalling, developmental programming and plant adaptation Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Acoustic communication in birds Magrath Lab - Behavioural ecology; acoustic communication; ornithology
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Alarm signals and interspecific eavesdropping Magrath Lab - Behavioural ecology; acoustic communication; ornithology
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Analysis of population dynamics using bioacoustic monitoring Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Anatomical coordination of water supply and demand Farquhar Lab - Coordination of CO2 fixation and transpiration in plants
  • Undergraduate
Aquatic conservation ecology Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Aquatic ecosystem ecology Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Australian alpine seed and seedling ecology Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Australian native truffle diversity Linde Lab - Population genetics, evolution, phylogeography and molecular phylogenetics of fungi
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Behaviour, morphology and ecology of fishes in extreme environments Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Bioinformatic / Computational methods Huttley Lab - Bioinformatics, molecular evolution of genomes
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Bioinformatics Summer Scholarship projects Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
  • Summer scholar course
Biologically inspired membranes for the efficient desalination of water Corry Lab - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Can plants adapt their CO2-fixation capacity in response to climate change? Whitney Lab - Translational photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
  • Honours
Cancer metabolism Broer Lab - Membrane transport and nutrition
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Carry-over costs of climate on Australian Birds Gardner Lab - Avian ecology and climate change
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Cell specific activation of plant hormones Mathesius Lab - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Cellular adaptations that allow the transmission and survival of Plasmodium falciparum when taken up by the mosquito Maier Lab - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Characterising the genomes of wheat stripe rust Rathjen Lab - Plant immunity
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Characterising the Zymospetoria tritici - wheat interaction Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Characterization of low CO2 sensitive Arabidopsis photosynthetic mutants Badger Lab - Photosynthetic functional genomics
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Characterizing the mRNA-protein “interactome” of plants Millar Lab - MicroRNA mediated gene silencing in plants
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Chemical mechanism of Rubisco catalysis Tcherkez Lab - Plant metabolic fluxes and interactions
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Chromosomal evolution in the Social huntsman spider Delena cancerides Rowell Lab - Population genetics, karyology and phylogeography of terrestrial invertebrates
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Co-evolution between Australian cuckoos and their hosts Langmore Lab - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology
  • Higher degree by research
CO2 diffusion inside leaves von Caemmerer Lab - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Control of meristem differentiation and plant architecture in legumes Djordjevic Lab - Root architecture, root nodule formation, nitrogen fixation, regulatory peptides, plant development, Rhizobium
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Coral development and comparative genomics Foret Lab - Bioinformatics, genomics and epigenomics
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Defining the roles of novel enzymes in carotenoid biosynthesis Pogson Lab - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Design and evaluation of novel antimalarial drugs Martin Lab - Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Developing molecular tools for functional analysis of microRNA-mediated gene silencing Millar Lab - MicroRNA mediated gene silencing in plants
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Development of a simple, inexpensive therapeutic cancer vaccine Fahrer Lab - Immunology
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Discovering new signaling molecules in plants Pogson Lab - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Diseases of amino acid transport Broer Lab - Membrane transport and nutrition
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Dissecting Rubisco catalysis in C3 and C4 plants Whitney Lab - Translational photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
  • Summer scholar course
  • Higher degree by research
Distance based inference of population dynamics Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Honours
  • Graduate
Distribution of novel Escherichia species Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
  • Honours
Diversification and macroevolution of Proteaceae Cardillo Lab - Biodiversity and conservation
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Diversity and coexistence in southwest Australian plant assemblages Cardillo Lab - Biodiversity and conservation
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Diversity and macroecology of island mammals Cardillo Lab - Biodiversity and conservation
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Diversity of Escherichia coli along the intestinal tract Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
  • Honours
  • Graduate

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