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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)

Supporting and improving self-directed weight loss

This project provides the opportunity to be part of a new area of research that will involve a variety of research techniques including an online registry of dieters. People who los more...

Supervisor(s): Gill, Timothy (Professor)

The fetal environment, pregnancy, and cardiovascular risk.

Opportunity exists for research higher degree study on projects related to the fetal environment, pregnancy and cardiovascular risk. These potentially include epidemiological analys more...

Supervisor(s): Skilton, Michael (Dr)

Does fast weight loss promote eating disorders in obese women?

This project aims to determine whether very low energy diets (VLED) may contribute to the development of disordered eating in obese women. more...

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

Meal replacements – an educational tool for longer-term healthy eating?

This project aims to determine whether very low energy diets (VLEDs) based on meal replacements differ from food-based diets in terms of teaching people to self-select a healthy die more...

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

Reversing the human Famine Reaction via diet and high intensity exercise

This project aims to determine whether a higher protein and lower glycaemic index weight maintenance diet, combined with high intensity physical activity, can attenuate the strength more...

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

MicroRNAs as Regulators of Cellular Programs

This project involves modeling the role of transcription factors and miRNAs in the control of systems implicated in maintaining and regaining optimal health. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Wheat heat tolerance

High-temperature extremes (i.e. heat waves) occur with unpredictable frequency and have been a significant detriment to wheat production in the northern region, and across Australia more...

Supervisor(s): Tan, Daniel (Associate Professor)

Archer Study: The ARCHER adolescent rural cohort study of Health, Hormones, Environments, Education and Relationships

This is a longitudinal study on the effects of puberty hormones on adolescent behaviour, mood and wellbeing which has excellent opportunities for multi-disciplinary research more...

Supervisor(s): Steinbeck, Kate (Professor)

Transforming frequently and remotely collected LW data into high-value information for dairy farmers

Monitoring and management of live weight (LW) in dairy cattle is critical because of its relationship with energy balance, milk production, nutrient requirements, disease and welfar more...

Supervisor(s): Gonzalez, Luciano (Associate Professor)