Projects

Title Lab Research themes
Acacia evolution: why do some species evolve faster than others? Lanfear Lab - Mutation, molecular evolution and phylogenetics
Cross-talk between abiotic and biotic stress signaling Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
New methods in phylogenetics Lanfear Lab - Mutation, molecular evolution and phylogenetics
Reading the history of mutations in individual plants Lanfear Lab - Mutation, molecular evolution and phylogenetics
Understanding gender bias in science Kruuk Lab - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics, Lanfear Lab - Mutation, molecular evolution and phylogenetics
*** Multi-trait plasticity in response to a changing climate (*POSTDOC* and PhD positions available) *** Kruuk Lab - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics, Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
3D modelling of navigation environments Zeil Lab - Ecological neuroscience
A candidate gene linking root development and stomatal physiology Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
A changing climate and coastal marine ecosystem function Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
A molecular view of Australian biodiversity - exploring insect genomes for major shifts in functional genes Moritz Lab - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
A synthetic biology approach to supercharging plant CO2 fixation Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
A unique non-human model for the evolution of musical tool use: drumming by the palm cockatoo Langmore Lab - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology
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
Abiotic stress signalling, developmental programming and plant adaptation Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
Above and below-ground specialization in Australian orchids Peakall Lab - Pollination, evolution and conservation
Acoustic communication in birds Magrath Lab - Behavioural ecology; acoustic communication; ornithology
Adaptations of solid tumours to their environment Callaghan Lab - Human disease and membrane transport
Alarm signals and interspecific eavesdropping Magrath Lab - Behavioural ecology; acoustic communication; ornithology
Amazalert: raising the alert about critical feedbacks between climate and land use change in Amazonia Meir Lab - Tropical forest ecosystems
Analysis of gene expression Mathesius Lab - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites
Analysis of population dynamics using bioacoustic monitoring Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
Anatomical coordination of water supply and demand Farquhar Lab - Coordination of CO2 fixation and transpiration in plants
Apicoplast and mitochondrial metabolism in apicomplexan parasites van Dooren Lab - Cell biology and metabolism of apicomplexan parasites
Aquatic conservation ecology Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
Aquatic ecosystem ecology Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
ARC Future Fellowship - impacts of climate change on plant respiration
ARC PEB and GRDC Scholarship project 1: Respiratory energy use efficiency in wheat: whole-plant perspective Atkin Lab - Plant respiration in a changing world
ARC PEB and GRDC Scholarship project 2: Mechanisms of heat tolerance in wheat – Identifying processes underlying heat-induced changes in night respiration Atkin Lab - Plant respiration in a changing world
Ascochyta blight of chickpea Linde Lab - Population genetics, evolution, phylogeography and molecular phylogenetics of fungi
Australian alpine seed and seedling ecology Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
Australian native truffle diversity Linde Lab - Population genetics, evolution, phylogeography and molecular phylogenetics of fungi
Avian ecology and climate change Gardner Lab - Avian ecology and climate change
Behaviour, morphology and ecology of fishes in extreme environments Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
Bioinformatic / Computational methods Huttley Lab - Bioinformatics, molecular evolution of genomes
Bioinformatics Summer Scholarship projects Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
Biological adaptation under natural and anthropogenic conditions
Biological controls on soil respiration and its climatic response across a large tropical elevation gradient Meir Lab - Tropical forest ecosystems
Biologically inspired membranes for the efficient desalination of water Corry Lab - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
Can cooperative species better handle environmental variability?
Can inbreeding avoidance cause the evolution of sex-biased dispersal? (ARC Discovery Grant) Cockburn Lab - Evolutionary ecology, Kruuk Lab - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics
Can plants adapt their CO2-fixation capacity in response to climate change? Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
Can seedling screens of energy use efficiency in wheat transfer to yield in the field? Borevitz Lab - Plant genomics for climate adaption, Pogson Lab - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids, Atkin Lab - Plant respiration in a changing world
Cancer metabolism Broer Lab - Membrane transport and nutrition
Carbon and water cycling in tropical rainforest Meir Lab - Tropical forest ecosystems
Carotenoid derivatives as chloroplast signals Pogson Lab - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids
Carry-over effects of climate on Australian Birds Gardner Lab - Avian ecology and climate change
Cell biology and metabolism of apicomplexan parasites van Dooren Lab - Cell biology and metabolism of apicomplexan parasites
Cell specific activation of plant hormones Mathesius Lab - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites
Cellular adaptations that allow the transmission and survival of Plasmodium falciparum when taken up by the mosquito Maier Lab - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
Characterising the genomes of wheat stripe rust Rathjen Lab - Plant immunity
Characterising the Zymospetoria tritici - wheat interaction Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
Characterization of low and high CO2 sensitive Arabidopsis photosynthetic mutants Badger Lab - Photosynthetic functional genomics
Characterization of low CO2 sensitive Arabidopsis photosynthetic mutants Badger Lab - Photosynthetic functional genomics
Characterizing the mRNA-protein “interactome” of plants Millar Lab - RNA biology and post-transcriptional gene regulation in plants
Chemical mechanism of Rubisco catalysis Tcherkez Lab - Plant metabolic fluxes and interactions
Chromosomal evolution in the Social huntsman spider Delena cancerides Rowell Lab - Population genetics, karyology and phylogeography of terrestrial invertebrates
Chromosome condensation and T cell development Fahrer Lab - Immunology
Climate change and carbon gain in Antarctic mosses Ball (Marilyn) Lab - Ecophysiology of salinity and freezing tolerance
Climate change and ecosystem structure, function and composition Moritz Lab - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
Climate change and leaf-eating mammals Foley Lab - Animal-Plant interactions
Co-evolution between Australian cuckoos and their hosts Langmore Lab - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology
CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria and plants, and impact of climate change Price Lab - The cyanobacterial CO2 Concentrating Mechanism and the use of Synthetic Biology to transfer it to C3 crop plants
CO2 diffusion inside leaves von Caemmerer Lab - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
Comparative genomics and development of corals Ball (Eldon) Lab - The molecular basis of coral biology
Comparison of Escherichia coli in birds and humans Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
Control of meristem differentiation and plant architecture in legumes Djordjevic Lab - Root architecture, root nodule formation, nitrogen fixation, regulatory peptides, plant development, Rhizobium
Coping with temperature extremes: morphological constraints on leaf function in a warmer, drier climate Ball (Marilyn) Lab - Ecophysiology of salinity and freezing tolerance
Coral development and comparative genomics Ball (Eldon) Lab - The molecular basis of coral biology
Coral regeneration Adamska Lab - Genomic and evolutionary basis of animal development
Dendritic cell biology O'Neill Lab - Stem cells and immunology
Design and evaluation of novel antimalarial drugs Martin Lab - Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite
Designing new channel inhibitors for treating chronic pain Corry Lab - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
Developing molecular tools for functional analysis of microRNA-mediated gene silencing Millar Lab - RNA biology and post-transcriptional gene regulation in plants
Development of a simple, inexpensive therapeutic cancer vaccine Fahrer Lab - Immunology
Development of the coral nervous system and its role in metamorphosis Ball (Eldon) Lab - The molecular basis of coral biology
Discovery of genome-wide RNA-switches Wen Lab - Computational Biology of RNA regulation and genomics
Diseases of amino acid transport Broer Lab - Membrane transport and nutrition
Disentangling climate and evolutionary controls over the temperature-dependence of leaf respiration Meir Lab - Tropical forest ecosystems
Dissecting Rubisco catalysis in C3 and C4 plants Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
Dissecting the defence responses activated by tomato receptors able to detect Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici infection Jones Lab - Disease resistance
Distance based inference of population dynamics Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
Distinguishing among patterns of extinction and speciation through geological and climatic change Crisp Lab - Plant systematics and biogeography
Distribution of novel Escherichia species Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
Diversity of Escherichia coli along the intestinal tract Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
Do multidrug transporters play a role in Alzheimer’s Disease? Callaghan Lab - Human disease and membrane transport
Drug resistance in the human malaria parasite Martin Lab - Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite
Duetting and female song in Australian passerines Langmore Lab - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology
Dynamic architecture of plant thylakoid membranes between light and dark Chow Lab - Thylakoid structure and function
E. coli within and among host dynamics in poultry Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
Ecological processes in evolutionary radiations Cardillo Lab - Macroevolution, Macroecology and Biogeography
Ecological, social and food-security dimensions of Timor-Leste fisheries Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
Ecology and evolution of coral- and seaweed-associated tropical reef fishes Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
Ecology, genetics and physiology of animal-plant interactions Foley Lab - Animal-Plant interactions
Ecophysiology of salinity and temperature tolerance in a changing world Ball (Marilyn) Lab - Ecophysiology of salinity and freezing tolerance
Effect of endocrine disruptors on reproduction in daphniids Cooper Lab - Insect physiology, salt and water regulation
Effects of climate change on Australian bird species
Effects of climate change on Australian bird species Kruuk Lab - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics, Gardner Lab - Avian ecology and climate change
Effects of climate change on avian morphology Gardner Lab - Avian ecology and climate change
Electron transport and ATP synthesis in chloroplasts von Caemmerer Lab - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
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
Energy use and the plant canopy - measuring local respiration trends. Atkin Lab - Plant respiration in a changing world, Borevitz Lab - Plant genomics for climate adaption, Pogson Lab - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids
Enhancing carotenoid levels in cereals by esterification Pogson Lab - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids
Entropy as a novel determinant of photosynthetic structure and function Chow Lab - Thylakoid structure and function
Entropy, information theory and biodiversity Dewar Lab - Entropy in biological and physical systems
Environmental drivers of fish energy budgets Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
Environmental drivers of growth and mortality in larval fishes Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
Environmental effects on photosynthesis of species with the C3-C4 intermediate photosynthetic pathway von Caemmerer Lab - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
Environmental physiology of locusts Cooper Lab - Insect physiology, salt and water regulation
Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified Alfalfa mosaic virus resistant white clover (Trifolium repens L.) Linde Lab - Population genetics, evolution, phylogeography and molecular phylogenetics of fungi
Epigenetic integration of genomic and environmental information in honey bees Maleszka Lab - From molecules to behaviour
Epigenetics of brain plasticity Maleszka Lab - From molecules to behaviour
Epigenomics of brain wiring and behaviour in honey bees Maleszka Lab - From molecules to behaviour
Erythrocyte membrane modifications during malaria infection Maier Lab - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
Escherichia albertii: an avian and human pathogen Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
Evolution at extremes: Macroevolutionary responses to harsh environments Bromham Lab - Macroevolution and macroecology, Cardillo Lab - Macroevolution, Macroecology and Biogeography
Evolution in a changing environment (ARC Future Fellowship) Kruuk Lab - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics
Evolution of Australia's globally unique biodiversity hotspot Crisp Lab - Plant systematics and biogeography
Evolution of salt tolerance in plants Bromham Lab - Macroevolution and macroecology
Evolution of scald and net form of net blotch Linde Lab - Population genetics, evolution, phylogeography and molecular phylogenetics of fungi
Evolution of Shigella Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
Evolution of the Australian Onychophora Rowell Lab - Population genetics, karyology and phylogeography of terrestrial invertebrates
Evolutionary analysis of short read sequences Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
Evolutionary biology of Australian reptiles and amphibians Keogh Lab - Evolutionary biology & ecology of reptiles and amphibians
Evolvability Bromham Lab - Macroevolution and macroecology
Evolving with sexually transmitted infections Head Lab – Ecology and evolution of sex
Examining Rubisco - Rubisco activase interactions. Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
Explorations of evolution and adaptive regulation by testis-specific hairpin RNA-target interaction networks across 12 Drosophila genomes Wen Lab - Computational Biology of RNA regulation and genomics
Exploring the evolutionary protein landscape of Rubisco Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
Expression of modified tobacco and foreign Rubiscos in tobacco chloroplasts Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
Extramedullary hematopoiesis O'Neill Lab - Stem cells and immunology
Factors affecting Perigord truffle production in Australia Linde Lab - Population genetics, evolution, phylogeography and molecular phylogenetics of fungi
Factors impacting gene silencing efficacy in plants Millar Lab - RNA biology and post-transcriptional gene regulation in plants
Feeding and ecology of grapevine scales Cooper Lab - Insect physiology, salt and water regulation
Fiddler crabs: current projects Backwell Lab - Behavioural ecology of fiddler crabs
Fiddler crabs: sex, territoriality and beyond Backwell Lab - Behavioural ecology of fiddler crabs
Flavonoid functions in nitrogen-fixing symbioses Mathesius Lab - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites
Function of molecular chaperones in the export and display of parasite proteins Maier Lab - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
Functional characterisation of novel autotransporter proteins Leyton Lab - Assembly, function, and applications of nanoscale bacterial surface structures
Functional characterisation of the flax rust fungus AvrP and AvrL2 effector proteins Jones Lab - Disease resistance
Functional genomics of serotype-converting bacteriophages of Shigella flexneri Verma Lab - Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics, and vaccine development
Fungal bioinformatics Linde Lab - Population genetics, evolution, phylogeography and molecular phylogenetics of fungi
Fungal effector uptake into plant cells Hardham Lab - Plant pathogen interactions
Genes from wild relatives to improve drought resistance: case study on tomato Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
Genes, diet and environment Maleszka Lab - From molecules to behaviour
Genetics and evolution of variation in chemical defence against herbivores Foley Lab - Animal-Plant interactions
Genetics to improve production of essential oils from Australian trees Foley Lab - Animal-Plant interactions
Genital evolution in insects Head Lab – Ecology and evolution of sex
Genome wide association mapping Borevitz Lab - Plant genomics for climate adaption
Genomics of adaptation to climate change in birds (Centre for Biodiversity Analysis Ignition Grant) Kruuk Lab - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics, Gardner Lab - Avian ecology and climate change
Genotypic variation in Rubisco between diverse wheats Evans Lab - Physiology of photosynthesis; interactions with nitrogen
Germinate or remain quiescent? Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
Global patterns of biodiversity Cardillo Lab - Macroevolution, Macroecology and Biogeography
Have megajournals changed the way that science is done? Lanfear Lab - Mutation, molecular evolution and phylogenetics
Honours and PhD student research in plant ecology and ecophysiology Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
Honours projects are now available to study a wide range of topics in biosecurity and pathogenesis Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
Host social structure and the clonal composition of bacterial populations Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
How do animals learn about poisonous plants? Foley Lab - Animal-Plant interactions
How do biological molecules distinguish between ions? Corry Lab - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
How do climate-related changes in tidal patterns affect the foraging time and breeding behaviour of shorebirds?
How do effector proteins from necrotrophic fungi cause disease in plants Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
How do RNA binding proteins find the right partner? Corry Lab - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
How does P-glycoprotein confer resistance to so many anti-cancer drugs? Callaghan Lab - Human disease and membrane transport
How does pfCRT confer drug resistance to malaria? Callaghan Lab - Human disease and membrane transport
Identification and characterisation of membrane transport proteins Martin Lab - Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite
Identification and functional characterisation of flax rust effectors Jones Lab - Disease resistance
Identification and functional characterisation of the Fusarium oxysporum Avr7 effector gene. Jones Lab - Disease resistance
Identification of 2000 novel protein isoforms in the human and mouse genomes Fahrer Lab - Immunology
Identification of molecular mechanisms of action and direct target genes of developmental signalling pathways in sponges Adamska Lab - Genomic and evolutionary basis of animal development
Identification of signal transduction and accessory protein requirements for resistance responses mediated by the tomato I gene for Fusarium wilt resistance. Jones Lab - Disease resistance
Identification of target genes of developmental transcription factors Brachyury, Gata and Caudal in sponges Adamska Lab - Genomic and evolutionary basis of animal development
Identifying general rules why species differ in their sensitivity to climate variability
Implications of habitat patch dynamics for reef fish diversity Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
Improving C4 photosynthesis by genetic manipulation
Improving drought tolerance in wheat by selectively inhibiting negative regulators of drought stress signalling Pogson Lab - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids
Improving nitrogen use efficiency in cereals Atkin Lab - Plant respiration in a changing world
Infection of plants by rust fungi Hardham Lab - Plant pathogen interactions
Insect ecology, morphology or physiology Cooper Lab - Insect physiology, salt and water regulation
Insect vision & navigation Zeil Lab - Ecological neuroscience
Integrative taxonomy of Australian monsoonal herpetofauna Keogh Lab - Evolutionary biology & ecology of reptiles and amphibians, Moritz Lab - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
Investigating the genetic architecture of thermal acclimation of leaf energy metabolism using GWAS Atkin Lab - Plant respiration in a changing world, Borevitz Lab - Plant genomics for climate adaption
Investigating the interactions between respiration and photosynthesis in leaf photosynthetic function Badger Lab - Photosynthetic functional genomics
Ion homeostasis in the malaria parasite Kirk & Lehane Lab - Membrane transport in parasites
Isotope effects and natural isotope abundance Tcherkez Lab - Plant metabolic fluxes and interactions
Johne's and Crohn's disease: The role of Mycobacterium avium Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
Kin selection and competition in cooperative breeders
Laboratory overview Rathjen Lab - Plant immunity
Landscape genomics Borevitz Lab - Plant genomics for climate adaption
Leaf respiration under drought Atkin Lab - Plant respiration in a changing world
Limiting factors and impacts of climate change for endangered Australian orchids Peakall Lab - Pollination, evolution and conservation
Linking intracellular communication to whole-plant stress responses Pogson Lab - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids
Lipid flipping in vision: seeing is believing! Callaghan Lab - Human disease and membrane transport
Manipulating CO2 transport with aquaporins to improve photosynthesis Evans Lab - Physiology of photosynthesis; interactions with nitrogen
Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite and their roles in conferring drug resistance Martin Lab - Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite
Metagenomics and the analysis of microbial genomes Huttley Lab - Bioinformatics, molecular evolution of genomes
Microbial control of root developmental plasticity Mathesius Lab - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites, Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
MicroRNA target recognition; the role of the target RNA secondary structure. Millar Lab - RNA biology and post-transcriptional gene regulation in plants
Molecular biofuels Price Lab - The cyanobacterial CO2 Concentrating Mechanism and the use of Synthetic Biology to transfer it to C3 crop plants
Molecular evolution and Phylogenetics Huttley Lab - Bioinformatics, molecular evolution of genomes
Molecular tools to reveal protein function and identify drug targets Maier Lab - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
New antibiotics that target membrane channels Corry Lab - Transport proteins and computational biophysics
New approaches to discovering biodiversity and understanding its response to climate change Moritz Lab - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
New control methods for plant-parasitic nematodes Behm Lab - Nematode molecular biology, Mathesius Lab - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites
New molecular targets for drugs to treat human and animal nematode parasites Behm Lab - Nematode molecular biology
non-coding RNA and micro RNA genes in plants Mathesius Lab - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites
Novel metabolite discovery and characterisation Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
Novel nutrient/metabolite transporters in apicomplexan parasites Kirk & Lehane Lab - Membrane transport in parasites, van Dooren Lab - Cell biology and metabolism of apicomplexan parasites
Novel small molecule regulators of animal development Djordjevic Lab - Root architecture, root nodule formation, nitrogen fixation, regulatory peptides, plant development, Rhizobium
Nutrition of free-ranging primates Foley Lab - Animal-Plant interactions
Olfactory pattern recognition in nematodes Behm Lab - Nematode molecular biology
Optimising energy use efficiency to increase wheat yield Pogson Lab - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids
Organic components of the coral skeleton Ball (Eldon) Lab - The molecular basis of coral biology
Out of the darkness: predicting rates of respiration of illuminated leaves along nutrient gradients Atkin Lab - Plant respiration in a changing world
Overcoming limitations in engineering the Rubisco small subunits in higher plant chloroplasts. Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
Parent-offspring communication under the risk of predation Magrath Lab - Behavioural ecology; acoustic communication; ornithology
Pathways of photosynthetic electron flow under environmental stress Chow Lab - Thylakoid structure and function
Patterns and correlates of extinction risk Cardillo Lab - Macroevolution, Macroecology and Biogeography
Peripheral isolates as hotbeds of adaptive diversity Moritz Lab - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
Pest resistance and sustainable plantation management of eucalypts Foley Lab - Animal-Plant interactions
PhD project: ageing in a cooperatively breeding songbird Kruuk Lab - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics, Cockburn Lab - Evolutionary ecology
PhD project: the effect of social environment on sexual selection in an invasive fish species Kruuk Lab - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics, Jennions Lab - Behavioural and reproductive ecology
PhD projects are now available to study a wide range of topics in biosecurity and pathogenesis Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
Phenotypic plasticity and plant water use in a changing climate: a multi-species, multi-site investigation Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
Phenotypic plasticity of an alpine plant in response to temperature (** POSTDOC and PHD POSITIONS AVAILABLE **)
Photoprotection and photoinactivation of Photosystem II Chow Lab - Thylakoid structure and function
Photoprotective functions of xanthophyll pigments in avocado Chow Lab - Thylakoid structure and function
Photosynthesis, food security and global change Evans Lab - Physiology of photosynthesis; interactions with nitrogen
Phylogenetics of Eucalypt beetles Head Lab – Ecology and evolution of sex
Phylogenetics of microbiome Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
Phylogenomic assessment of conservation priorities in two biodiversity hotspots: The Pilbara and Kimberley Keogh Lab - Evolutionary biology & ecology of reptiles and amphibians, Moritz Lab - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of Australian plants Bromham Lab - Macroevolution and macroecology, Cardillo Lab - Macroevolution, Macroecology and Biogeography
Phylogeographic estimation of dispersal kernel Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
Physics of pan evaporation Roderick Lab - Ecohydrology & climate
Physiological and molecular regulation of stomatal movement von Caemmerer Lab - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
Phytophthora cell wall degrading enzymes Hardham Lab - Plant pathogen interactions
Phytophthora pathogenicity Hardham Lab - Plant pathogen interactions
Phytophthora zoospore adhesion Hardham Lab - Plant pathogen interactions
Phytophthora zoospore motility Hardham Lab - Plant pathogen interactions
Plant interactions and species distributions across climate gradients in the alpine zone: The role of shrubs Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
Plant optimisation modelling Dewar Lab - Entropy in biological and physical systems
Plasmodium falciparum lipid metabolism as a target for malaria intervention strategies Maier Lab - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis
Processes of community assembly Bromham Lab - Macroevolution and macroecology
Projects in science education Howitt Lab - Transporter structure and function
Protein function in plant immunity Rathjen Lab - Plant immunity
Quorum sensing signalling in root symbioses Mathesius Lab - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites
Rates of molecular evolution in parasites Bromham Lab - Macroevolution and macroecology
Redefining metabolic schemes in plant respiration Tcherkez Lab - Plant metabolic fluxes and interactions
Redesign and engineering of the autotransporter β-barrel domain Leyton Lab - Assembly, function, and applications of nanoscale bacterial surface structures
Regulation of cricket salivary glands Cooper Lab - Insect physiology, salt and water regulation
Regulation of rat reproduction in rice fields of south east Asia Cooper Lab - Insect physiology, salt and water regulation
Responding to extreme climatic events
Riboflavin requirements by the intraerythrocytic stage of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum Saliba Lab - Physiology and biochemistry of the malaria parasite
Role of poisonous plants in the foraging ecology of marsupials Foley Lab - Animal-Plant interactions
Roles of RNA-binding protein Elav family in regulating alternative polyadenylation in the central nervous system Wen Lab - Computational Biology of RNA regulation and genomics
Rust resistance in Australian Myrtaceae Foley Lab - Animal-Plant interactions
Salinity tolerance along an aridity gradient: linking physiological processes with morphological constraints on leaf function in mangroves Ball (Marilyn) Lab - Ecophysiology of salinity and freezing tolerance
Scrutinizing the influence of temperature on Rubisco catalysis Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
Sexual selection and colour signals
Sexual selection and the evolution of sex roles Jennions Lab - Behavioural and reproductive ecology
Sexual selection in changing in environments Head Lab – Ecology and evolution of sex
Sexual selection in the field cricket Teleogryllus commodus Jennions Lab - Behavioural and reproductive ecology
Shigella virulence and vaccine development Verma Lab - Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics, and vaccine development
Skeleton formation in soft corals and calcareous sponges Adamska Lab - Genomic and evolutionary basis of animal development
Snowmelt timing and summer drought in the alpine zone: what strategies do alpine plants use to cope? Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
Speciation in co-evolved taxa: sexually-deceptive orchids and their mycorrhizal symbionts Linde Lab - Population genetics, evolution, phylogeography and molecular phylogenetics of fungi
Species discovery and refugia in the monsoonal tropics Keogh Lab - Evolutionary biology & ecology of reptiles and amphibians, Moritz Lab - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
Sponge and coral microbiomes Adamska Lab - Genomic and evolutionary basis of animal development , Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
Statistical methods of sequence divergence Huttley Lab - Bioinformatics, molecular evolution of genomes
Stem cell niches O'Neill Lab - Stem cells and immunology
Structural and functional analysis of glucosyl and O-acetyl transferases of Shigella flexneri Verma Lab - Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics, and vaccine development
Student opportunites in the phenomic analysis of CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria Price Lab - The cyanobacterial CO2 Concentrating Mechanism and the use of Synthetic Biology to transfer it to C3 crop plants
Student opportunities in molecular analysis of CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria Price Lab - The cyanobacterial CO2 Concentrating Mechanism and the use of Synthetic Biology to transfer it to C3 crop plants
Student projects - additional topics for the future Atkin Lab - Plant respiration in a changing world
Student projects in thylakoid function and structure Chow Lab - Thylakoid structure and function
Student research projects in CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves von Caemmerer Lab - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
Student research projects in tumour immunology and liposome targeting Altin Lab - Tumour immunology and liposome targeting group
Studies on the biochemical regulation of C3 and C4 photosynthesis von Caemmerer Lab - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
Studying pathogen proteins that cause disease Solomon Lab - Wheat biosecurity
Synthetic nanotubes to mimic biological ion channels Chung Lab - Biophysics of ion channels
Targeting ion transport in apicomplexan parasites with new generation antimalarials Kirk & Lehane Lab - Membrane transport in parasites, van Dooren Lab - Cell biology and metabolism of apicomplexan parasites
The bioinformatic methods of epigenomic data analysis Maleszka Lab - From molecules to behaviour
The biology of the apicoplast and mitochondrion in apicomplexan parasites van Dooren Lab - Cell biology and metabolism of apicomplexan parasites
The causes and consequences of dispersal in seed beetles Head Lab – Ecology and evolution of sex
The causes and effects of mortality in tropical Australian trees Meir Lab - Tropical forest ecosystems
The chemical, biochemical, genetic and ecological basis of pollinator-driven speciation in Australian orchids Peakall Lab - Pollination, evolution and conservation
The colon environment as a determinant of E. coli diversity Gordon Lab - Population biology of micro-organisms
The directed evolution of RuBisCO Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
The ecology and evolution of aposematism Head Lab – Ecology and evolution of sex
The effects of environmental heterogeneity on reproductive performance in a wild bird population (Honours Project) Kruuk Lab - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics
The evolution and functional sigificance of leaf shape Nicotra Lab - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
The evolution of cooperative behaviour in Rabbit fish Head Lab – Ecology and evolution of sex
The evolution of genital size in mosquitofish Jennions Lab - Behavioural and reproductive ecology
The evolution of mouth markings in estrildid finches Langmore Lab - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology
The evolution of song in female birds Langmore Lab - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology
The impact of climate change on inter-specific interactions Langmore Lab - Avian evolutionary and behavioural ecology
The impact of DNA sequence variants on epigenetic processes and their capacity to respond to contrasting environmental inputs Maleszka Lab - From molecules to behaviour
The impact of transposon variation on the evolvability of grasses Borevitz Lab - Plant genomics for climate adaption, Furbank Lab – Improving photosynthesis and crop yield
The leaf epidermis: optimizing defense, water loss and CO2 entry Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
The role of amino acids in diabetes Broer Lab - Membrane transport and nutrition
The role of hormones in parental care Head Lab – Ecology and evolution of sex
The role of N-terminal post-translational modifications of the tobacco Rubisco large subunit Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
The role of phospholipid flippases in the immune system Broer Lab - Membrane transport and nutrition
The role of phospholipids and lipid signalling in the plasticity of growth and development Masle Lab - Plant development, root:shoot communication and drought signaling
The role of RNA binding proteins in post-transcriptional gene regulation and plant biology. Millar Lab - RNA biology and post-transcriptional gene regulation in plants
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
The unique cell biology of Toxoplasma gondii van Dooren Lab - Cell biology and metabolism of apicomplexan parasites
Theory and application of Maximum Entropy Production Dewar Lab - Entropy in biological and physical systems
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
Transcriptome and genome sequencing of the coral, Acropora millepora Ball (Eldon) Lab - The molecular basis of coral biology
TREASURE (Teaching Research: Evaluating Assessment Strategies for Undergraduate Research Projects) Howitt Lab - Transporter structure and function
Tree water use, bushfires, and the implications for urban and rural water supplies Farquhar Lab - Coordination of CO2 fixation and transpiration in plants
Trophic ecology of tropical riverine and coastal sharks Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
Uncovering the hare microbiome Rathjen Lab - Plant immunity, Rodrigo Lab - Ecogenomics and bioinformatics
Understanding chloroplast/nuclear signaling and response pathways which determine photosynthetic capacity Badger Lab - Photosynthetic functional genomics
Understanding how drought affects the risk of increased mortality in tropical rain forests Meir Lab - Tropical forest ecosystems
Understanding range limits and plant migration in response to climate change in Neotropical montane forests: moving from observational models to mechanisms Meir Lab - Tropical forest ecosystems
Understanding the cellular and genetic basis of differences in photosynthetic leaf capacity between Arabidopsis and a close mustard relative Hirschfeldia incana Badger Lab - Photosynthetic functional genomics
Understanding the role of peptide hormones in determining root architecture Djordjevic Lab - Root architecture, root nodule formation, nitrogen fixation, regulatory peptides, plant development, Rhizobium
Unravelling novel Rubisco structures in algae Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
Use of a tobacco Pathogenesis-related Protein-5 (PR-5) promoter: β glucuronidase (GUS) reporter system to study plant defence activation in response to phytohormones, abiotic stresses and biotic inducers. Jones Lab - Disease resistance
Visual ecology and colour signals
Visual tools for underwater observation of aquatic species Fulton Lab - Ecology and evolution of fishes
Vitamin utilisation by malaria parasites Saliba Lab - Physiology and biochemistry of the malaria parasite
Vocal mimicry and display Magrath Lab - Behavioural ecology; acoustic communication; ornithology
What are novel mechanisms for regulating transcription, RNA turnover and protein translation Pogson Lab - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids
Wheat immunity and applied synthetic biology Rathjen Lab - Plant immunity
Where physics and maths meet biology Dewar Lab - Entropy in biological and physical systems
Why are biodiversity hotspots found where they are?
Why is Rubisco from red algae better at CO2-fixation than Rubisco from crop plants? Whitney Lab - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation

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