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Synthetic nanotubes to mimic biological ion channels

Biological ion channels, made from proteins, form water-filled conduits across cell membranes such that charged particles can move in and out of the cell. Engineered channels, such as nanotubes, are far less complex than biological systems; yet, they have the ability to perform some of the functions biological ion channels carry out.

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Acacia evolution: why do some species evolve faster than others? Bachelor, Honours, PhD
New methods in phylogenetics Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Reading the history of mutations in individual plants Honours, Masters, PhD
A changing climate and coastal marine ecosystem function Masters, PhD
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
Abiotic stress signalling, developmental programming and plant adaptation Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Acoustic communication in birds Honours, PhD
Adaptations of solid tumours to their environment Honours, Masters, PhD
Alarm signals and interspecific eavesdropping Honours, PhD
Analysis of population dynamics using bioacoustic monitoring Honours, Masters, PhD
Aquatic conservation ecology Honours, Masters, PhD
Aquatic ecosystem ecology Honours, Masters, PhD
Behaviour, morphology and ecology of fishes in extreme environments Honours, Masters, PhD
Bioinformatic / Computational methods Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Bioinformatics and gene discovery in wheat rust pathogens Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Biologically inspired membranes for the efficient desalination of water Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Caenorhabditis elegans as a potential animal model to study host-pathogen interactions Honours, Masters, PhD
Cancer metabolism Honours, Masters, PhD
Carotenoid derivatives as chloroplast signals Honours, PhD
Cellular adaptations that allow the transmission and survival of Plasmodium falciparum when taken up by the mosquito Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Characterising the Zymospetoria tritici - wheat interaction Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Characterization of low CO2 sensitive Arabidopsis photosynthetic mutants Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Characterizing the mRNA-protein “interactome” of plants Honours, Masters, PhD
Chemical mechanism of Rubisco catalysis Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD

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