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Comparative Viral Phylodynamics

• Phylodynamics.• Comparative analysis of viral genome sequence data.• Explaining successful cross-species transmission and emergence. more...

Supervisor(s): Holmes, Edward (Professor)

Genomics and the Evolution of Pathogen Virulence

• Evolution of pathogen virulence.• Examining the evolution and spread of two viral agents of rabbit biocontrol in Australia – myxoma virus (MYXV) and rabbit haemorr more...

Supervisor(s): Holmes, Edward (Professor)

Computational Modeling of Immune Cell Chemotaxis and Swarming

 Using computational simulation to form and evaluate hypotheses concerning the factors that drive immune cell motility, such as neutrophil swarming, during inflammation. more...

Supervisor(s): Read, Mark (Dr)

Atomic structure, assembly and interactions of functional amyloids

This project aims to determine the atomic structure of functional amyloids and to examine how they interact with substrates. The insights obtained will be applied to the development more...

Supervisor(s): Kwan, Ann (Dr)

Identification of exotic bacterial and viral pathogens in imported ornamental fish and managing the disease risks posed by these fish to the Australian aquaculture industries

The project will provide a comprehensive study into the identification of nationally and internationally significant pathogens carried by ornamental fish imported to Australia. &nbs more...

Supervisor(s): Becker, Joy (Associate Professor)

Application of new DNA sequencing and genotyping technologies in animal health and improvement

Multiple doctoral research opportunities exist to explore the use of new DNA sequencing technologies to advance our understanding of the genomic biology. more...

Supervisor(s): Wade, Claire (Professor)

Light-harvesting complexes: adaptation and efficiency

Different light-harvesting strategy and flexible regulatory mechanism for maximising light-energy capture and their potential application for increasing the biomass and crop product more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Min (Professor)

Cyanobaterial photoregulatory mechanisms, pigmentation varieties and their evolutionary significance

The red-shifted chlorophylls contain an extra formyl group compared to chlorophyll a in cyanobacteria. The oxygen atom in the formyl group requires oxygen molecules as one important more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Min (Professor)

Drought, atmospheric nitrogen deposition and grazing effects on grasslands: the role of nutrients

Natural and man-made disturbances can dramatically alter ecosystems, potentially pushing them into alternative stable states. Grasslands in particular are vulnerable to disturbances more...

Supervisor(s): Dijkstra, Feike (Associate Professor)