Potential projects

Title Group Research themes Degree type
1. Shigella virulence and vaccine development Verma Group - Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics, and vaccine development
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
2. Serotype-converting bacteriophages and O-antigen modification in Shigella flexneri Verma Group - Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics, and vaccine development
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
3. Caenorhabditis elegans as a potential animal model to study host-pathogen interactions Verma Group - Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics, and vaccine development
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
A molecular view of Australian biodiversity - exploring insect genomes for major shifts in functional genes Moritz Group - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Abiotic stress signalling, developmental programming and plant adaptation Masle Group - Environmental sensing, systemic signalling and development: plant resilience to drought and changing climate
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
  • Non-award
Adaptations of solid tumours to their environment Callaghan Group - Human disease and membrane transport
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Analysis of population dynamics using bioacoustic monitoring Rodrigo Group - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Behaviour, morphology and ecology of fishes in extreme environments Fulton Group - Marine ecology and conservation
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Biologically inspired membranes for the efficient desalination of water Corry Group - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Cancer metabolism Broer Group - Membrane transport and nutrition
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Carbon and water cycling in tropical rainforest Meir Group - Tropical forest ecosystems
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Cellular adaptations that allow the transmission and survival of Plasmodium falciparum when taken up by the mosquito Maier Group - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Characterising the Zymospetoria tritici - wheat interaction Solomon Group - Wheat biosecurity
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Characterizing the mRNA-protein “interactome” of plants Millar Group - RNA biology and post-transcriptional gene regulation in plants
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Chemical mechanism of Rubisco catalysis Tcherkez Group - Plant metabolic fluxes and interactions
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
CO2 diffusion inside leaves von Caemmerer Group - 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 Group - Root architecture, root nodule formation, nitrogen fixation, regulatory peptides, plant development, Rhizobium
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Designing new channel inhibitors for treating chronic pain Corry Group - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Diversity of Escherichia coli along the intestinal tract Gordon Group - Population biology of micro-organisms
  • Honours
  • Graduate
Do multidrug transporters play a role in Alzheimer’s Disease? Callaghan Group - Human disease and membrane transport
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Duetting and female song in Australian passerines Langmore Group - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Effects of parental and grandparental age on offspring performance Kruuk Group - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics, Head Group – Ecology and evolution of sex
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Masters coursework & research
Entropy, information theory and biodiversity Dewar Group - Entropy in biological and physical systems
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Erythrocyte membrane modifications during malaria infection Maier Group - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Evolutionary analysis of short read sequences Rodrigo Group - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Factors impacting gene silencing efficacy in plants Millar Group - RNA biology and post-transcriptional gene regulation in plants
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Flavonoid functions in nitrogen-fixing symbioses Mathesius Group - 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 Group - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Genome wide association mapping Borevitz Group - Plant genomics for climate adaption
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
How do biological molecules distinguish between ions? Corry Group - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Integrative taxonomy of Australian monsoonal herpetofauna Moritz Group - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Graduate entry medicine
  • Higher degree by research
Isotope effects and natural isotope abundance Tcherkez Group - Plant metabolic fluxes and interactions
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Graduate entry medicine
  • Higher degree by research
Landscape genomics Borevitz Group - Plant genomics for climate adaption
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Leaf respiration under drought Atkin Group - Plant respiration in a changing world
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Lipid flipping in vision: seeing is believing! Callaghan Group - Human disease and membrane transport
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Living on the edge: how do Australian plants cope with extreme temperature? (ARC Linkage 2019-22) Nicotra Group - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Masters
  • Masters coursework & research
  • Higher degree by research
Microbial control of root developmental plasticity Mathesius Group - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites, Nicotra Group - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Molecular tools to reveal protein function and identify drug targets Maier Group - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Novel metabolite discovery and characterisation Solomon Group - Wheat biosecurity
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Olfactory pattern recognition in nematodes Behm Group - Nematode molecular biology
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
PhD projects are now available to study a wide range of topics in biosecurity and pathogenesis Solomon Group - Wheat biosecurity
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
PhD STUDENT RESEARCH in plant ecology and ecophysiology Nicotra Group - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
  • Graduate
  • Masters
  • Higher degree by research
Phylogenetics of microbiome Rodrigo Group - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Phylogeographic estimation of dispersal kernel Rodrigo Group - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Honours
  • Graduate
Physiological and molecular regulation of stomatal movement von Caemmerer Group - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Plant optimisation modelling Dewar Group - Entropy in biological and physical systems
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Population structure of the New Zealand green-lipped mussel Rodrigo Group - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
Redefining metabolic schemes in plant respiration Tcherkez Group - Plant metabolic fluxes and interactions
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Redesign and engineering of the autotransporter β-barrel domain Leyton Group - Assembly, structure and function of bacterial nanomachines
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Sexual selection and the evolution of sex roles Jennions Group - Behavioural and reproductive ecology
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Species discovery and refugia in the monsoonal tropics Moritz Group - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Structural basis of cell adhesion in health and disease Brock Lab - Membrane structural biology, biochemistry and biophysics
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Masters
  • Graduate entry medicine
  • Higher degree by research
Structural basis of drug resistance in the Malaria parasite Brock Lab - Membrane structural biology, biochemistry and biophysics
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Graduate entry medicine
  • Higher degree by research
Student projects - additional topics for the future Atkin Group - Plant respiration in a changing world
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Studies on the biochemical regulation of C3 and C4 photosynthesis von Caemmerer Group - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Studying pathogen proteins that cause disease Solomon Group - Wheat biosecurity
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
The bioinformatic methods of epigenomic data analysis Maleszka Group - From molecules to behaviour
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
The biology of the apicoplast and mitochondrion in apicomplexan parasites van Dooren Group - Cell biology and metabolism of apicomplexan parasites
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
The evolution of genital size in mosquitofish Jennions Group - Behavioural and reproductive ecology
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
The evolution of mouth markings in estrildid finches Langmore Group - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
The impact of transposon variation on the evolvability of grasses Borevitz Group - Plant genomics for climate adaption, Furbank Group – Improving photosynthesis and crop yield
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Theory and application of Maximum Entropy Production Dewar Group - Entropy in biological and physical systems
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
To what degree does autotransporter folding inside the bacterial cell resemble autotransporter folding in bulk solution? Leyton Group - Assembly, structure and function of bacterial nanomachines
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Understanding the proteins responsible for our sense of touch Corry Group - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Visual tools for underwater observation of aquatic species Fulton Group - Marine ecology and conservation
  • Honours
  • Graduate
Wheat immunity and applied synthetic biology Rathjen Group - Plant immunity
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Where physics and maths meet biology Dewar Group - Entropy in biological and physical systems
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research

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