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Plant-microbe communication - the stimulation of bacterial sulfatases

The roots of all crop plants are surrounded by a myriad of other organisms, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa and invertebrates. This community plays a crucial role in maintaining more...

Supervisor(s): Kertesz, Michael (Associate Professor)

Improving weight loss outcomes via intermittent very low energy diets

This project aims to determine whether intermittent use of a very low energy diet (VLED) produces greater, more efficient, or longer lasting weight loss than continuous VLED use. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Does fast weight loss influence cognitive function in obese adults?

This project aims to determine the impact of increasingly popular yet severely energy-restricted diets on cognitive function in obese adults. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Amino acid sensing mechanisms in human biology.

Amino acid sensing mechanisms determine how dietary protein regulates appetite and satiety, how feeding influences endocrine responses and how nutrition can direct cell fate in brea more...

Supervisor(s): Conigrave, Arthur (Professor)

Remote sensing of animal function

Using the latest technologies available for remote sensing of animal function (e.g. internal probes) this PhD opportunity will develop a research program with the overall goal of im more...

Supervisor(s): Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor)

Forage-based rations for high yielding dairy cows

This research opportunity will look at ways of overcoming the nutritional limitations of high-forage based diets as feed sources for high yielding dairy cows. more...

Supervisor(s): Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor)

How reliable are body composition monitoring scales?

This project aims to determine the accuracy and precision of body composition monitoring scales that are commonly available to the general public (e.g. wireless tracking devices). more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Developing sustainable complementary forage dairy systems

This PhD research opportunity will combine modelling and field research approaches to investigate new dairy production systems with the greatest potential to increase on farm produc more...

Supervisor(s): Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor)

Evaluation of complementary forages for the Australian dairy industry

This PhD research opportunity will use small-plot field studies to test aspects of forage production and quality, cows’ preference and effects on soil characteristics and heal more...

Supervisor(s): Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor)

Obesity and insulin resistance in children and adolescents.

Studies on various aspects of obesity and insulin resistance in children and young people - covering management, prevention and pathophysiology. There is potential for a range of di more...

Supervisor(s): Baur, Louise (Professor), Garnett, Sarah (Dr), Cowell, Chris (Professor)