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External enablement of entrepreneurship

It is widely acknowledged that new technologies, demographic and socioeconomic shifts, regulatory changes, social movements and changes to the natural environment significantly influence the viability of particular new ventures. While some previous studies have documented how individual instances of such changes have stimulated entrepreneurial initiatives, a unifying theory has been lacking. Entrepreneurship research has also struggled with making progress on this topic under the dominant notion of “objective, pre-existing opportunities”. Researchers at ACE have recently pioneered a new approach to …

Study level
PhD, Research Masters
Faculty
Queensland University of Technology
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Proteomic and metabolomic characterisation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that is associated with persistent lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. P. aeruginosa experiences complex physiological and morphological changes in the CF lung, and life-long persistence of P. aeruginosa in the CF lung requires sophisticated, habitat-specific adaptation of the pathogen. The objective of this study is to investigate proteomic and metabolomic changes of P. aeruginosa CF strains in various culture environments. …

Study level
PhD, Research Masters, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences

Advanced characterisation of polymer-modified surfaces

Surfaces of any kind which are modified with a thin layer of polymer are of increasing interest to scientist and industry. Therefore, advanced characterisation of these modified surfaces is of paramount importance to better understand the synthetic strategies for tailored surface modification.

Study level
PhD, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Plasma printing – a new 3D manufacturing platform

Plasma printing technology is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research and development topic focused on the development of novel advanced technologies for additive manufacturing and 3D surface modification (3D printing) and roll-to-roll fabrication (2D printing) assisted by atmospheric-pressure low-temperature plasmas.

Study level
PhD, Research Masters, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Plasma medicine

Plasma medicine is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research topic focusing on various treatments of diseases using low-temperature plasmas generated in gases using electric fields.

Study level
PhD, Research Masters, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Plasma nanotechnology

Plasma nanoscience and nanotechnology is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research topic focusing on physical, chemical, and biological effects of low-temperature plasmas.

Study level
PhD, Research Masters, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Plasma cleantech

Plasma cleantech is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research and development topic focusing on the development of novel advanced technologies for environmental purification and/or processing, manufacturing or other industrial technologies that reduce environmental and human health impacts.

Study level
PhD, Research Masters, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Plasma catalysis

Plasma catalysis is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary field at the interface of catalysis, nanotechnology, physical chemistry, materials and plasma science. Relevant applications include plasma-assisted catalytic reforming of gas mixtures into fuels, chemicals and synthesis of functional nanomaterials.While the physical properties and reactive chemistry of atmospheric-pressure plasmas (APPs) are relatively well understood, little is known about the mechanisms of the APP interactions with the nanometer-size features on the surface of catalyst nanoparticles (NPs). These mechanisms are crucial to explain the effects …

Study level
PhD, Research Masters, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Plasma agro- food- and bio-tech

Plasma agricultural, food and biotechnologies, based on low-temperature plasmas, is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research and development topic.

Study level
PhD, Research Masters, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Computational models of interacting proteins inside a cell

Inside each living cell are vast networks of interacting proteins. These protein networks allow the cell to monitor and interpret its environment, and turn this information into a set of instructions that tell the cell what to do – when to divide, when to move/migrate, when to make new proteins, when to switch to an alternative energy source, etc.Although the human genome has now been sequenced, giving us the full set of instructions (genes) contained within the DNA molecule, we …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Mathematical Sciences

Insights into insect epigenetics using next generation mass spectrometry approaches

Epigenome is the term that describes an array of reversible chemical modifications that decorate nucleic acids and the surrounding histone proteins. These modifications act as a molecular switch that turns on and off gene expression by influencing chromatin packaging. They have been proposed as key factor contributing to pest insect adaptation to environmental factors such as developing resistance to pesticides.Modern mass spectrometry instrumentation and novel mass spectrometry data acquisition strategies, such as SWATH-MS, allow for relatively inexpensive and ultrasensitive histone …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences

Staphylococcus aureus and metal ion homeostasis – role in pathogenesis

Pathogenic bacteria acquire transition metals for cell viability and persistence of infection in competition with host nutritional defences. The human host employs a variety of mechanisms to stress the invading pathogen including the delivery of cytotoxic metal ions and the withholding of essential metal ions.Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for a diverse range of infections and continues to be a significant global health care challenge. To be a successful pathogen, S. aureus must sense and respond to changing environmental stresses. A …

Study level
PhD, Research Masters, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences

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