Potential projects

Title Lab Research themes Degree type
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
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
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
Analysis of population dynamics using bioacoustic monitoring Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • 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
Biologically inspired membranes for the efficient desalination of water Corry Lab - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Cancer metabolism Broer Lab - Membrane transport and nutrition
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • 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 Zymospetoria tritici - wheat interaction Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • 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
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
Distance based inference of population dynamics Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Honours
  • Graduate
Diversity of Escherichia coli along the intestinal tract Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
  • Honours
  • Graduate
Do multidrug transporters play a role in Alzheimer’s Disease? Callaghan Lab - Human disease and membrane transport
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Duetting and female song in Australian passerines Langmore Lab - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology
  • Graduate
  • 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
Erythrocyte membrane modifications during malaria infection Maier Lab - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Evolutionary analysis of short read sequences Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Graduate
  • 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
Fiddler crabs: sex, territoriality and beyond Backwell Lab - Behavioural ecology of fiddler crabs
  • 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
Functional genomics of serotype-converting bacteriophages of Shigella flexneri Verma Lab - Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics, and vaccine development
  • 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
Honours and PhD student research in plant ecology and ecophysiology Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
How do biological molecules distinguish between ions? Corry Lab - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Insect vision & navigation Zeil Lab - Ecological neuroscience
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Integrative taxonomy of Australian monsoonal herpetofauna Keogh Lab - Evolutionary biology & ecology of reptiles and amphibians, Moritz Lab - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Graduate entry medicine
  • Higher degree by research
Isotope effects and natural isotope abundance Tcherkez Lab - Plant metabolic fluxes and interactions
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Graduate entry medicine
  • 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
Lipid flipping in vision: seeing is believing! Callaghan Lab - Human disease and membrane transport
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • 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
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 antibiotics that target membrane channels Corry Lab - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Novel metabolite discovery and characterisation Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Olfactory pattern recognition in nematodes Behm Lab - Nematode molecular biology
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Peripheral isolates as hotbeds of adaptive diversity Moritz Lab - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
PhD projects are now available to study a wide range of topics in biosecurity and pathogenesis Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Phylogenetics of microbiome Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Phylogeographic estimation of dispersal kernel Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
  • Honours
  • Graduate
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
Redefining metabolic schemes in plant respiration Tcherkez Lab - Plant metabolic fluxes and interactions
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Redesign and engineering of the autotransporter β-barrel domain Leyton Lab - Assembly, function, and applications of nanoscale bacterial surface structures
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • 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
Shigella virulence and vaccine development Verma Lab - Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics, and vaccine development
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Species discovery and refugia in the monsoonal tropics Keogh Lab - Evolutionary biology & ecology of reptiles and amphibians, Moritz Lab - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Starving tumours Callaghan Lab - Human disease and membrane transport
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Structural and functional analysis of glucosyl and O-acetyl transferases of Shigella flexneri Verma Lab - Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics, and vaccine development
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Student opportunites in the phenomic analysis of CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria Price Lab - Phenomic analysis of CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria
  • 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
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
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 evolution of mouth markings in estrildid finches Langmore Lab - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology
  • Graduate
  • 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
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
To what degree does autotransporter folding inside the bacterial cell resemble autotransporter folding in bulk solution? Leyton Lab - Assembly, function, and applications of nanoscale bacterial surface structures
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Visual tools for underwater observation of aquatic species Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
  • Honours
  • Graduate
Watching proteins as they change shape Corry Lab - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
  • Undergraduate
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • 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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