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Molecular biofuels

High density energy storage

The conversion of solar energy into chemical energy is the reason for complex multicellular life on Earth. The photophysical reactions of photosynthesis serve as paradigms for artificial systems. The capture of sunlight in photosynthetic reactions at short (fs-ns) times is extremely efficient - and indeed sets benchmarks for all solar catalyst.

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Protein function in plant immunity Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Quorum sensing signalling in root symbioses Not open to students.
Rates of molecular evolution in parasites PhD
Redefining metabolic schemes in plant respiration Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Redesign and engineering of the autotransporter β-barrel domain Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Regulation of cricket salivary glands PhD
Regulation of rat reproduction in rice fields of south east Asia Not open to students.
Responding to extreme climatic events Not open to students.
Role of poisonous plants in the foraging ecology of marsupials Not open to students.
Salinity tolerance along an aridity gradient: linking physiological processes with morphological constraints on leaf function in mangroves Not open to students.
Seed and seedling ecology Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Serotype-converting bacteriophages and O-antigen modification in Shigella flexneri Honours, Masters, PhD
Sexual selection in changing in environments Honours, PhD
Shigella virulence and vaccine development Honours, Masters, PhD
Skeleton formation in soft corals and calcareous sponges Honours, PhD
Speciation in co-evolved taxa: sexually-deceptive orchids and their mycorrhizal symbionts PhD
Species discovery and refugia in the monsoonal tropics Bachelor, Honours, PhD, Masters
Sponge and coral microbiomes PhD
Statistical methods of sequence divergence Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Structural basis of cell adhesion in health and disease Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Structural basis of drug resistance in the Malaria parasite Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Structural basis of Resolvin mediated GPCR signalling Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Student projects - additional topics for the future Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Student projects in thylakoid function and structure PhD
Student research projects in CO2 fixation and water loss of leaves Honours, Bachelor, PhD