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Honours project: Various projects suitable for students interested in learning more about plant breeding, genetics, molecular biology, abiotic and biotic stress, and/or plant reproduction.
Honours project: Discover how parasitic nematodes affect cereal plant roots and exactly which genes help the plants fight back.
On average, legume crops fix about 100 kg N per hectare, which equates to $4 billion annually in Australia.
Honours project: In collaboration with AE Cranwell & Sons, investigate the causes of oedema in brussel sprouts.
Honours projects: Science Education projects to suit your interests.
Worldwide, many bee species specialise on floral resources from local native plant species, and do not incorporate pollen from introduced species, including crops, in their diet.
Investigating the nitrogen and phosphorus requirements of psyllium (Plantago ovata), an emerging food and pharmaceutical crop
Plantago ovata or psyllium, is an emerging crop species in Australia. It is the source of psyllium husk, a dietary fibre-rich material used as health supplements and in the production of gluten-free food.
While the dangers and implications of antibiotic resistance to human health are well known and publicised, far less attention has been given the increasing problem of resistance to the pesticides and herbicides vital to global food production systems.
David is seeking students who are interested in chemistry, whether from the perspective of wine or food science, or pure chemistry.