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Diversity of Escherichia coli along the intestinal tract

The community of bacteria present in the human gut is an important determinant of human health. There has been a wealth of recent studies examining the factors that determine the diversity of the human microbiome and explore the nature of the interactions occurring between the host and its microbiome.

This project is open to Honours and Masters students

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Parent-offspring communication under the risk of predation Honours, PhD
Patterns and correlates of extinction risk Honours, PhD
Peripheral isolates as hotbeds of adaptive diversity Honours
PhD projects are now available to study a wide range of topics in biosecurity and pathogenesis Masters, PhD
PhD STUDENT RESEARCH in plant ecology and ecophysiology Honours, Masters, PhD
Photosynthesis, food security and global change Honours, PhD
Phylogenetics of microbiome Masters, PhD
Phylogenomic assessment of conservation priorities in two biodiversity hotspots: The Pilbara and Kimberley Bachelor, Honours, PhD
Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of Australian plants Honours, PhD
Phylogeographic estimation of dispersal kernel Honours, Masters
Physiological and molecular regulation of stomatal movement Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Plasmodium falciparum lipid metabolism as a target for malaria intervention strategies PhD
Population structure of the New Zealand green-lipped mussel Bachelor, Masters
Projects in science education Honours, PhD
Protein function in plant immunity Honours, Bachelor, PhD
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
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