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Optimising energy use efficiency to increase wheat yield

This is a multi-national, multi university project, including CIMMYT in Mexico. Greater than 85-90% of the energy captured by plants is used in ‘futile cycles’ and high-cost cellular processes, such as transport of nutrients and respiration, meaning only 10-15% is allocated to yield.

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Identification and characterisation of membrane transport proteins Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Identification and functional characterisation of flax rust effectors Honours, Masters, PhD
Identification of 2000 novel protein isoforms in the human and mouse genomes Bachelor, PhD
Identification of molecular mechanisms of action and direct target genes of developmental signalling pathways in sponges PhD
Identification of target genes of developmental transcription factors Brachyury, Gata and Caudal in sponges PhD
Impact of early thermal environments on thermal behaviour and physiology in lizards Honours
Improving C4 photosynthesis by genetic manipulation Honours, PhD
Improving drought tolerance in wheat by selectively inhibiting negative regulators of drought stress signalling Honours, PhD
Infection of plants by rust fungi Not open to students.
Insect ecology, morphology or physiology Honours, PhD
Insect vision & navigation Not open to students.
Integrative taxonomy of Australian monsoonal herpetofauna Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Investigating the genetic architecture of thermal acclimation of leaf energy metabolism using GWAS Honours, Masters, PhD
Investigating the interactions between respiration and photosynthesis in leaf photosynthetic function Not open to students.
Ion homeostasis in the malaria parasite Not open to students.
Kin selection and competition in cooperative breeders Not open to students.
Laboratory overview Bachelor, Honours, PhD
Landscape genomics Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Limiting factors and impacts of climate change for endangered Australian orchids Not open to students.
Linking intracellular communication to whole-plant stress responses Honours, PhD
Lipid flipping in vision: seeing is believing! Honours, Masters, PhD
Manipulating CO2 transport with aquaporins to improve photosynthesis Honours
Maternal effects and phenotypic development in lizards Honours
Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite and their roles in conferring drug resistance Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Metagenomics and the analysis of microbial genomes Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD

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