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Investigating molecular mechanisms of disease

Honours project: Characterise molecular and cellular changes driving improvements to disease outcomes after postnatal 17B-estradiol treatment in mice modeling intellectual disability and seizures. 

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Imprinting status of type III iodothyronine deiodinase in cattle as QTL candidate for birthweight

Iodothyronine deiodinase Betsy Smartt [CC0]

Honours project: Explore the bovine genetics and analyse the affect of specific genes on birthweight in a Droughtmaster resource population.

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Longitudinal study of Giardia & Cryptosporidium infections in lambs

Giardia intestinalis USCDCP [Public domain]

Honours project: Explore parasitic infections in lambs.

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Brushtail possum responses to changing resource conditions

Brushtail possum JJ Harrison [CC BY-SA 2.5]

Honours project: Investigate how brushtail possum abundance relates to resource availability in the Murray-Mallee.

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Pathogenesis of newly emerged Newcastle disease virus in South East Asia

Chicken Roseworthy

Honours project: Investigate molecular basis of pathogenicity of the Newcastle disease virus and provide preliminary information to develop new vaccines for protection of poultry in Indonesia.

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Evaluation of monoclonal antibodies in detection of avian influenza antigens

Chickens, Roseworthy

Honours project: Evaluate different recombinant and non-recombinant monoclonal antibodies against M2e antigen of avian influenza virus, to find the most reactive antigens and antibodies

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Exploring the functions of MAPK-interacting kinases (MNKs) in metabolic disease

MNKs play a key role in promoting adipocyte differentiation and this will be explored using the 3T3-L1 system

Honours project: Explore the functions of MAPK-interacting kinases (MNKs) in metabolic disease at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

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Cellular-stress induced activation of non-TFEB regulated lysosomal genes

Cellular stress-induced transactivation of autophagy and lysosomal genes. In normal conditions, transcription factor EB (TFEB) is kept in the cytoplasm in an inactive form.

Honours project: Investigate the role of the eIF2α/ATF4 pathway in stress-induced transcription of non-TFEB genes.

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Prevalence of lungworm in cats in South Australia

Street cat

Honours project: Undertake a survey to examine the prevalence of lungworm in cats in South Australia.

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Echidna biology for conservation, wildlife management & habitat monitoring

Echidna research

Honours project: This project investigates the molecular basis of echidna biology for application in conservation, wildlife management and habitat monitoring.

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