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Fine mapping and cloning of seedling and adult plant resistance genes to leaf rust in barley

Leaf rust caused by Puccinia hordei is one of the most damaging foliar pathogens of barley worldwide. To date the use of genetic resistance has been the most economically and enviro more...

Supervisor(s): Dracatos, Peter (Dr), Park, Robert (Professor), Singh, Davinder (Dr)

Mining for novel resistance to leaf rust in Eastern European barley germplasm

Leaf rust caused by Puccinia hordei is one of the most damaging foliar pathogens of barley worldwide. To date the use of genetic resistance has been the most economically and enviro more...

Supervisor(s): Dracatos, Peter (Dr), Park, Robert (Professor), Singh, Davinder (Dr)

Moderator Assistant and Cybermate: Engineering systems to support mental health

Helping participants of online communities thrive, support their pro-social behaviours and duty-of-care are challenging tasks. This is particularly difficult in the online peer supp more...

Supervisor(s): Calvo, Rafael A. (Associate 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)

Portfolios of crop choices and water licences

Under increased climate variability and increased pressure on water resources, agricultural producers face difficult choices in terms of what corps to grow and which water to buy or more...

Supervisor(s): Vervoort, Willem (Associate Professor), Ancev, Tihomir (Dr)

Scaling hydrological models from continent to catchment

A major question in hydrology revolves around scaling, that is, how we translate model results from for example a continental scale to a finer catchment or local scale. This is part more...

Supervisor(s): Vervoort, Willem (Associate Professor)

Do hydrological models cope with complex Australian catchments?

Climate change and rapid land use change has forced a rethink on hydrological models. Non-stationarity (where trends in time-series are non-linear or non-uniform) is now the norm, a more...

Supervisor(s): Vervoort, Willem (Associate Professor), Bishop, Thomas (Associate Professor), van Ogtrop, Floris (Dr)

Examining risk factors for injury in young people

This project will involve examination of data from multiple studies examining risk trajectories in young people, and predictors of injury. more...

Supervisor(s): Ivers, Rebecca (Professor)

RNA-based biomarkers to understand and predict disease progression

RNA-based biomarkers are becoming increasingly important due to their stability and sensitivity of detection. This project will use in vitro, in vivo and clinical sample analysis b more...

Supervisor(s): Hardikar, Anandwardhan (Associate Professor)

Using functional genomics to uncover the role of every gene within human enteric bacterial genomes and their implication in pathogenesis and environmental fitness

Bacterial enteric infections represent a major public health threat globally. Although thousands of strains associated with these infections have been sequenced, our knowledge with more...

Supervisor(s): Hill-Cawthorne, Grant (Dr), Mohamed, Moataz (Dr)