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
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
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
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
Bioinformatics Summer Scholarship projects Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
  • Summer scholar course
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
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 Ball (Eldon) Lab - The molecular basis of coral biology
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • 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
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
Drug resistance in the human malaria parasite Martin Lab - Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Elucidating the role of phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation in the evolution of Australian Pelargonium species Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Entropy, information theory and biodiversity Dewar Lab - Entropy in biological and physical systems
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Epigenetic integration of genomic and environmental information in honey bees Maleszka Lab - From molecules to behaviour
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Epigenetics of brain plasticity Maleszka Lab - From molecules to behaviour
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Erythrocyte membrane modifications during malaria infection Maier Lab - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Exploring the evolutionary protein landscape of Rubisco Whitney Lab - Translational photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Factors impacting gene silencing efficacy in plants Millar Lab - MicroRNA mediated gene silencing in plants
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Flavonoid functions in nitrogen-fixing symbioses Mathesius Lab - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Function of molecular chaperones in the export and display of parasite proteins Maier Lab - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Genes from wild relatives to improve drought resistance: case study on tomato Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
Genome wide association mapping Borevitz Lab - Plant genomics for climate adaption
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Germinate or remain quiescent? Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Identification and characterisation of membrane transport proteins Martin Lab - Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Laboratory overview Rathjen Lab - Plant immunity
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Landscape genomics Borevitz Lab - Plant genomics for climate adaption
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Leaf respiration under drought Atkin Lab - Plant respiration in a changing world
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite and their roles in conferring drug resistance Martin Lab - Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Microbial control of root developmental plasticity Mathesius Lab - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites, Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
MicroRNA target recognition; the role of the target RNA secondary structure. Millar Lab - MicroRNA mediated gene silencing in plants
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Molecular tools to reveal protein function and identify drug targets Maier Lab - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
New approaches to discovering biodiversity and understanding its response to climate change Moritz Lab - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Novel metabolite discovery and characterisation Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Physiological and molecular regulation of stomatal movement von Caemmerer Lab - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Plant optimisation modelling Dewar Lab - Entropy in biological and physical systems
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Protein function in plant immunity Rathjen Lab - Plant immunity
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Scrutinizing the influence of temperature on Rubisco catalysis Whitney Lab - Translational photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
  • Summer scholar course
  • Higher degree by research
Sexual selection and the evolution of sex roles Jennions Lab - Behavioural and reproductive ecology
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Student opportunities in molecular analysis of CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria Price Lab - Phenomic analysis of CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Student projects - additional topics for the future Atkin Lab - Plant respiration in a changing world
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Student research projects in CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves von Caemmerer Lab - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Studies on the biochemical regulation of C3 and C4 photosynthesis von Caemmerer Lab - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Studying pathogen proteins that cause disease Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Summer scholarships in plant ecology and ecophysiology Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
  • Summer scholar course
Supercharging CO2 fixation by plants Whitney Lab - Translational photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Higher degree by research
Targeting ion transport in apicomplexan parasites with new generation antimalarials Kirk Lab - Membrane transport in parasites, van Dooren Lab - Cell biology and metabolism of apicomplexan parasites
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
The bioinformatic methods of epigenomic data analysis Maleszka Lab - From molecules to behaviour
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
The biology of the apicoplast and mitochondrion in apicomplexan parasites van Dooren Lab - Cell biology and metabolism of apicomplexan parasites
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
The impact of DNA sequence variants on epigenetic processes and their capacity to respond to contrasting environmental inputs Maleszka Lab - From molecules to behaviour
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
The impact of transposon variation on the evolvability of grasses Borevitz Lab - Plant genomics for climate adaption, Furbank Lab – Improving photosynthesis and crop yield
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
The leaf epidermis: optimizing defense, water loss and CO2 entry Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
The role of phospholipids and lipid signalling in the plasticity of growth and development Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
The role of RNA binding proteins in post-transcriptional gene regulation and plant biology. Millar Lab - MicroRNA mediated gene silencing in plants
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
The sensing and signalling of mechanical stress by roots- Genetic regulation of root: shoot communication and function under drought Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Theory and application of Maximum Entropy Production Dewar Lab - Entropy in biological and physical systems
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Understanding the role of peptide hormones in determining root architecture Djordjevic Lab - Root architecture, root nodule formation, nitrogen fixation, regulatory peptides, plant development, Rhizobium
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Unravelling novel Rubisco structures in algae Whitney Lab - Translational photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Wheat immunity and applied synthetic biology Rathjen Lab - Plant immunity
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Where physics and maths meet biology Dewar Lab - Entropy in biological and physical systems
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research

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