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Microbial nitrogen cycling and mushroom production

Mushrooms are an important food source in the Australian diet, supplying protein, vitamins and micronutrients. Growing nutrient-rich mushrooms requires a specialized compost, which more...

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

Genomics and genetics of animals and plants

These projects will suit you if your scientific passion is to understand the relationship of genotype and phenotype using the tools of genomics, molecular and transmission genetics. more...

Supervisor(s): Saleeba, Jenny (Dr)

The influence of seminal plasma on sperm function and fertility

An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of reproductive biology. The project will investigate the factors in seminal plasma that influence male fertil more...

Supervisor(s): De Graaf, Simon (Associate Professor)

Mapping the biogeography of harmful blue-green algae across Australia

There is evidence that the distribution and abundance of harmful blue green algae is changing in Australia. However, the evidence of this is generally limited to a number of reports more...

Supervisor(s): Van Ogtrop, Floris (Dr)

Genomics of deafness in the Dalmatian and Australian Cattle Dog

Dalmatian and Australian Cattle Dog breeds are at increased risk of deafness compared with other dog breeds in Australia. Our project explores the links between deafness, coat colou more...

Supervisor(s): Wade, Claire (Professor)

Evolutionary genomics of seasonality in animals

Seasonal breeding in certain mammals restricts their reproductive output. Seasonality is known to be influenced by global latitude and genes impacting melatonin synthesis and catabo more...

Supervisor(s): Wade, Claire (Professor), Bathgate, Roslyn (Associate Professor)

TARGETING THE BRAIN VASCULATURE AS A TREATMENT FOR CEREBRAL TYPE I INTERFERONOPATHIES

Abnormal blood vessels are feature of cerebral type I interferonopathies. Discover how the endothelial cells that line the brain’s blood vessels contribute to disease in patie more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

THE PATHOGENIC AND PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF MICROGLIA IN CEREBRAL CYTOKINOPATHIES

Microglia are the primary immune cells of the brain and have the potential to both protect and contribute to neurological disease. Explore the molecular mechanisms that microglia us more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

HOW DIFFERENT CELL TYPES OF THE BRAIN CONTRIBUTE TO CEREBRAL CYTOKINOPATHIES

The brain consists of a large number of different cell types, including neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia and endothelial cells. Discover how these different cell typ more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

A nationwide bee breeding program

Honey bees are responsible for 1/3 of the food that we eat. There is a need to breed honey bee populations that are efficient pollinators and are robust to stressors such as pests a more...

Supervisor(s): Oldroyd, Benjamin (Professor), Chapman, Nadine (Dr)