Potential projects

Title Group Research themes Degree type
A synthetic biology approach to supercharging plant CO2 fixation Whitney Group - Synthetic Photosynthesis - bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • 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
Bioinformatics and gene discovery in wheat rust pathogens Rathjen Group - Plant immunity
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Can seedling screens of energy use efficiency in wheat transfer to yield in the field? Borevitz Group - Plant genomics for climate adaption, Pogson Group - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids, Atkin Group - Plant respiration in a changing world
  • Summer scholar course
Cell specific activation of plant hormones Mathesius Group - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Characterization of low CO2 sensitive Arabidopsis photosynthetic mutants Badger Group - Photosynthetic functional genomics
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • 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
Detection of fungal pathogens and their associated microbiome Schwessinger Group - Plants, fungi, evolution
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
Energy use and the plant canopy - measuring local respiration trends. Atkin Group - Plant respiration in a changing world, Borevitz Group - Plant genomics for climate adaption, Pogson Group - Chloroplast to nuclear signalling: light, drought and carotenoids
  • Summer scholar course
Flavonoid functions in nitrogen-fixing symbioses Mathesius Group - Root microbe interactions - symbionts to parasites
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research
Fungal genomics, evolution, and host adaptation Schwessinger Group - Plants, fungi, evolution
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Masters coursework & research
  • 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
Laboratory overview Rathjen Group - Plant immunity
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • 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
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
Multi-trait plasticity: understanding temperature response of alpine plants in a warming world Kruuk Group - Evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics, Nicotra Group - Plant physiological ecology, plant evolutionary biology, reproductive ecology
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
New approaches to discovering biodiversity and understanding its response to climate change Moritz Group - Evolutionary biogeography & conservation
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
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
Protein function in plant immunity Rathjen Group - Plant immunity
  • Advanced undergraduate degree
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • 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
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
Student research projects in CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves von Caemmerer Group - 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 Group - CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • 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 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
Understanding the role of peptide hormones in determining root architecture Djordjevic Group - Root architecture, root nodule formation, nitrogen fixation, regulatory peptides, plant development, Rhizobium
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Vitamin utilisation by malaria parasites Saliba Group - Physiology and biochemistry of the malaria parasite
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Higher degree by research
Wheat immunity and applied synthetic biology Rathjen Group - Plant immunity
  • Undergraduate
  • Summer scholar course
  • Honours
  • Graduate
  • Higher degree by research

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