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The impact of rider technique on the welfare of horses

This project will examine best practice in equestrian technique with a focus on dressage training more...

Supervisor(s): McGreevy, Paul (Professor)

Development of genomic resources and unravelling the genetic architecture of complex phenotypic traits in the black tiger prawn (University of Sydney & James Cook University)

Dense SNP-based genomic maps are valuable in associating genetic loci (QTL, GWAS) with complex phenotypic traits and in understanding genome structures. They can also provide a fram more...

Supervisor(s): Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor), Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr)

Genotype by environment interactions under commercial scenarios on performance of black tiger prawn genotypes (University of Sydney & James Cook University)

This project aims to understand the influence of genotype by environment (GxE) interactions on realizing the genetic potential of the black tiger prawn to guide the design of both t more...

Supervisor(s): Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor), Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr)

Improving smallholder beef health & production in Cambodia and Laos through developing a biosecure market-driven production system and enhancing village-based biosecurity for livestock disease risk management

Opportunity exits for a PhD candidate to work within an ACIAR project aimed at identifying the preferred interventions that can improve smallholder beef health & production in C more...

Supervisor(s): Bush, Russell David (Associate Professor)

Bioinformatics approach to Cryptosporidium identity: database prospects

The Bioinformatics approach to Cryptosporidium identity: database prospects study will examine (i) the applicability of web based platform to clinical and field data and (ii) develo more...

Supervisor(s): Slapeta, Jan (Professor)

Emerging parasitic disease: epidemiological, diagnostic and experimental approach

The project Emerging parasitic diseases: epidemiological, diagnostic and experimental approach will focus on development and elucidation of the epidemiology of newly or neglected di more...

Supervisor(s): Slapeta, Jan (Professor)

Genetic diversity of commercial black tiger prawns and evidence for selection signatures (University of Sydney & James Cook University)

This project will use genotype-by-sequencing approaches to determine differences in genetic diversity between populations of farmed black tiger prawns (Penaeus monodon) originating more...

Supervisor(s): Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr), Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor)

Genomic selection in the black tiger prawn (University of Sydney)

Future breeding programs for the black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) will require integration of genomic data to improve the efficiency of selection. The Holy Grail is to make selec more...

Supervisor(s): Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr), Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor)

Virulent Rhodococcus equi decontamination strategies on horse farms

An investigation into potential disinfectant agents that could be used on farms to reduce environmental virulent Rhodococcus equi burdens. more...

Supervisor(s): Muscatello, Gary (Dr)

An investigation into symbiosis between virulent Rhodococcus equi and protozoa

Can virulent Rhodococcus equi replicate within protozoa found in the soil and gastrointestinal environment of the foal? more...

Supervisor(s): Muscatello, Gary (Dr)