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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.

This project is open to PhD students

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Functional characterisation of novel autotransporter proteins Honours, Bachelor
Fungal bioinformatics PhD
Genes, diet and environment Honours, PhD
Genital evolution in insects Honours, PhD
Genome wide association mapping Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Global patterns of biodiversity Honours, PhD
Have megajournals changed the way that science is done? Honours, PhD
Honours projects are now available to study a wide range of topics in biosecurity and pathogenesis Honours
HONOURS/MSC PROJECTS: The evolution of plasticity in thermal tolerance Bachelor, Honours, Masters
How do biological molecules distinguish between ions? Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
How do effector proteins from necrotrophic fungi cause disease in plants
How do growth and developmental temperature affect plant thermal tolerance? (*Honours 2020*) Honours
How do RNA binding proteins find the right partner? Honours, Bachelor, PhD
How do warming temperatures affect plant fitness? ** Midyear 2019 honours Honours
How does P-glycoprotein confer resistance to so many anti-cancer drugs? Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
How does parental environment affect dormancy status, germination strategy and early seedling growth characteristics? (*Honours S2 2019 or 2020) Honours
How does pfCRT confer drug resistance to malaria? Honours, Masters, PhD
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
Implications of habitat patch dynamics for reef fish diversity PhD
Improving C4 photosynthesis by genetic manipulation Honours, PhD

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