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Caenorhabditis elegans as a potential animal model to study host-pathogen interactions

In recent years, C. elegans (a soil-dwelling nematode) has become an attractive animal model to study host-pathogen interactions. My group is investigating the feasibility of this model to study Shigella pathogenesis at the molecular level. We have identified a large number of proteins/genes that are differentially expressed in C.

This project is open to Honours, Masters and PhD students

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SynBio enabled biosensors Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Synthetic biology to engineer novel disease resistance in cereal crops Bachelor, Honours, Masters
Synthetic nanotubes to mimic biological ion channels PhD
The biology of the mitochondrion of apicomplexan parasites Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
The causes and consequences of dispersal in seed beetles Honours, PhD
The ecological and molecular basis of pollinator-driven speciation in Australian orchids PhD
The ecology and evolution of aposematism Honours, PhD
The evolution of cooperative behaviour in Rabbit fish Honours, PhD
The evolution of genital size in mosquitofish Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
The evolution of mouth markings in estrildid finches Masters, PhD
The molecular basis for plant susceptibility and immunity to Fusarium wilt disease Bachelor, Honours, PhD
The role of amino acids in diabetes Honours, PhD
The role of hormones in parental care Honours, PhD
The role of phospholipid flippases in the immune system Honours, PhD
The role of RNA binding proteins in post-transcriptional gene regulation and plant biology. Honours, Masters, PhD
Thermal acclimation, metabolism and thermal physiology in lizards Honours
To what degree does autotransporter folding inside the bacterial cell resemble autotransporter folding in bulk solution? Honours, Masters, PhD
Understanding the molecular basis of fungal rust diseases in plants Bachelor, Honours, PhD
Understanding the role of peptide hormones in determining root architecture Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Unravelling novel Rubisco structures in algae PhD
Use of a tobacco Pathogenesis-related Protein-5 (PR-5) promoter: β glucuronidase (GUS) reporter system to study plant defence activation in response to phytohormones, abiotic stresses and biotic inducers. Honours, Masters, PhD
Using computer vision and machine learning to study honey bee behavior Bachelor, Honours
Using macroinvertebrates to determine water quality in the Mulloon Creek catchment Honours, Masters
Vitamin utilisation by malaria parasites Bachelor, Honours, PhD
Vocal mimicry and display PhD

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