Synthetic biology tools for biosynthesis of small molecules
Research team leader: Dr Yit Heng Chooi
I was awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) in 2013. In 2015, I joined the School of Molecular Sciences at UWA to start a new research group. My research interests are on the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in fungi and to uncover their bio-ecological roles using a combination of functional genomics, synthetic biology and chemical ecology.
Step 3 - Lodge application
After you have discussed your project with the research team leader, you should be in a position to proceed to the next step of the UWA application process: Lodge an application. Different application procedures apply to domestic and international students.
Similar projects you may be interested in
Agent-based modelling of land use policy effects
Combining whole-farm economic modelling and hydrologic models, this UWA project investigates the effects of government policies on land use, farm profitability and environmental outcomes.
Using satellite data to enhance our understanding of fisheries
This research project integrates data from different research groups to gain a greater understanding of high seas fishing.
Using DNA metabarcoding to quantify plant-pollinator interactions
Plant-pollinator interactions are traditionally recorded through field-based observations, but new methods using DNA metabarcoding have been shown to detect more interactions.
3D geology modelling and inversion
This UWA research project is part of the Automated 3D Modelling module in the MinEx CRC and the Loop Consortium, an international effort to develop an open source solution to the next generation of 3D modelling tools.
Late Paleozoic-Mesozoic geological evolution
This project focuses on the tectonic history of continental and arc terranes, including the closure of ocean basins across the Sukhothai (volcanic arc) Terrane, Nan Suture Zone and western Indochina Terrane.
Predicting China's peak carbon emissions and compliance costs
This UWA research project aims to predict the timing and magnitude of peak emissions and quantifying the environmental compliance costs in China.
Cities have assumed a new importance as engines of innovation and primary sites for economic growth. This research project will inform policy and enhance decision-making capacity by policymakers, industry groups, and individual firms.
The economics of recreational fishing management
This UWA research project uses recreational fishing data to develop models that identify the determinants of anglers’ site choice and their values to provide useful information for resource managers and others concerned about how fish stocks are managed..
Using big-data science in fisheries and marine conservation
This research project uses fisheries big-data to address strategic policy questions and national needs of Indian Ocean Rim countries.
Synthetic biology tools for biosynthesis
This UWA research project investigates novel molecules from sequenced fungal genomes for application in medicine and agriculture.
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Science is uncovering exactly how it has the power to change our world for the better
PhD opportunities in Science
You can research your PhD at UWA and join leading academics and researchers on innovative projects answering the world’s big questions through our PhD opportunities in Science.
School of Molecular Sciences
The School of Molecular Science’s innovative teaching and research applies chemical science to generate practical solutions to real-world problems.
Harnessing resources and energy for a sustainable future
Our energy and geoscience research is helping create a world of secure, sustainable and emission-free minerals and energy.