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Enhancing carotenoid levels in cereals by esterification

We have identified a carotenoid esterase and are looking to understand its function in plants and to manipulate it in 1-2 cereals species to enhance antioxidant and provitamin A levels.

Possible techniques: molecular genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology, GMOs and plant transformation

Our first manuscript on this project is in preparation

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MicroRNA target recognition; the role of the target RNA secondary structure.
    Honours, Masters, PhD
    Molecular evolution and Phylogenetics
      Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
      Molecular tools to reveal protein function and identify drug targets
        Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
        Multi-trait plasticity: understanding temperature response of alpine plants in a warming world (ARC Discovery 2017-20)
          Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
          New antibiotics that target membrane channels
            Not open to students.
            New approaches to discovering biodiversity and understanding its response to climate change
              Honours, Bachelor, PhD
              New molecular targets for drugs to treat human and animal nematode parasites
                Not open to students.
                Novel metabolite discovery and characterisation
                  Honours, Masters, PhD
                  Novel nutrient/metabolite transporters in apicomplexan parasites
                    Not open to students.
                    Nutrient acquisition in apicomplexan parasites
                      Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
                      Nutrition of free-ranging primates
                        Not open to students.
                        Olfactory pattern recognition in nematodes
                          Honours, PhD
                          Optimising energy use efficiency to increase wheat yield
                            PhD
                            Organic components of the coral skeleton
                              Not open to students.
                              Overcoming limitations in engineering the Rubisco small subunits in higher plant chloroplasts.
                                Not open to students.
                                Parent-offspring communication under the risk of predation
                                  Honours, PhD
                                  Pathways of photosynthetic electron flow under environmental stress
                                    Not open to students.
                                    Patterns and correlates of extinction risk
                                      Honours, PhD
                                      Peripheral isolates as hotbeds of adaptive diversity
                                        Honours
                                        Pest resistance and sustainable plantation management of eucalypts
                                          Not open to students.
                                          PhD projects are now available to study a wide range of topics in biosecurity and pathogenesis
                                            Masters, PhD
                                            PhD Scholarship top-up opportunity: Enhancing climate-resilience of ecological restoration
                                              Masters, PhD
                                              PHD STUDENT RESEARCH - Ecology and ecophysiology in Australian desert and alpine plant species
                                                Honours, Masters, PhD
                                                Photoprotection and photoinactivation of Photosystem II
                                                  Not open to students.
                                                  Photoprotective functions of xanthophyll pigments in avocado
                                                    Not open to students.

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