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A synthetic biology approach to supercharging plant CO2 fixation

Projects are availble aimed at discovering fundamental issues relating to the biogenesis and catalytic function of the CO2-fixing enzyme Rubisco. The projects involve the development and use of syntheitc biology tools to manipulate Rubisco in chloroplasts, evolve (and adapt) the enzyme's kinetics in custom designed E.

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Exploring Australia’s diversity for pathogens of weeds Honours, Masters
Structural basis of Resolvin mediated GPCR signalling Not open to students.
Acacia evolution: why do some species evolve faster than others? Bachelor, Honours, PhD
ANU team for Australasian Synthetic Biology Challenge 2021 Bachelor
New methods in phylogenetics Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Reading the history of mutations in individual plants Honours, Masters, PhD
3D modelling of navigation environments Not open to students.
A molecular view of Australian biodiversity - exploring insect genomes for major shifts in functional genes Masters, PhD
A synthetic biology approach to supercharging plant CO2 fixation Honours, Bachelor, PhD
A unique non-human model for the evolution of musical tool use: drumming by the palm cockatoo Not open to students.
A yeast surface display nanobody factory Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Abiotic stress signalling, developmental programming and plant adaptation Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Above and below-ground specialization in Australian orchids Not open to students.
Acoustic communication in birds Honours, PhD
Adaptations of solid tumours to their environment Honours, Masters, PhD
Alarm signals and interspecific eavesdropping Honours, PhD
Amazalert: raising the alert about critical feedbacks between climate and land use change in Amazonia Not open to students.
ANU International applicants for PhDs in Biomedical Science and Biochemistry PhD
Ascochyta blight of chickpea Not open to students.
Australian Mountain Research Facility (AMRF, ARC LIEF project) Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Australian native truffle diversity Honours
Beating the heat? Population genomics of climate change in Australian birds Not open to students.
Bioinformatic / Computational methods Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Bioinformatics and gene discovery in wheat rust pathogens Bachelor, Honours, PhD
Biological controls on soil respiration and its climatic response across a large tropical elevation gradient Not open to students.