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Investigating the role of perineuronal nets as a non-cellular mechanism of emotion and mood

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Honours project: Investigate perineuronal nets as a non-cellular mechanism of emotion and mood.

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Flu vaccine

Honours project: This exciting research project will investigate virus purification, the effect of gamma-irradiation on virus structure, and the ability of gamma-irradiated viruses to induce cytotoxic T cell responses.

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Improving wheat yields in dispersive soils

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Honours project: Examine how wheat yield can be improved by increasing tolerance to different soil constraints

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Effect of micronutrients on the growth of wheat in sodic soils

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Honours project: Examine how micronutrient interactions alter the growth and ion concentrations of wheat in sodic soils

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Management practices to enable early wet season forage production in lowland rice production systems of The Lao PDR

Joshua Philp and Matthew Denton

Honours project: Explore management options to improve early wet season crop production in Lao PDR, southeast Asia

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Improving plant responses to sub-optimal conditions through plant hormones

Philip Brewer

Honours project: Make fundamental discoveries about how strigolactones act to alter the growth of plant root cells or applying the latest knowledge of strigolactones to crops.

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Exploring the function of MADS-box genes in barley inflorescence development

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Honours project: Learn about functional gene research combined with molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and developmental biology

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Improving drought and salt tolerance of wheat

Wheat

Honours project: Examine wheat water use efficiency under saline conditions.

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Brood guarding in a gregarious parasitoid wasp

Goniozus jacintae

Honours project: Examine how a variety of factors influences the brood guarding behaviour of a parasitoid wasp species

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How can teachers teach science better?

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Honours projects: Australia is slipping behind the rest of the world in science and mathematical achievement; how could we improve STEM education?

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