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Fungal genomics, evolution, and host adaptation

Fungi have highly plastic genomes and rapid reproductive cycles, making them fascinating organisms in which to study genome evolution and host adaptation. They also pose a significant threat to agriculture and food production, making them economically important.

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Phytophthora zoospore adhesion Not open to students.
Phytophthora zoospore motility Not open to students.
Plasmodium falciparum lipid metabolism as a target for malaria intervention strategies PhD
Processes of community assembly Not open to students.
Productivity of tropical macroalgal reefs in a changing climate Not open to students.
Projects in science education Honours, PhD
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 Honours, Bachelor, 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.
Sediment-macroalgae community dynamics on tropical reefs 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
Snowmelt timing and summer drought in the alpine zone: what strategies do alpine plants use to cope? Honours
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