Hydrogen sulphide can induce a state of suspended animation characterised by induced sleep and an extremely low metabolic rate, but a complete and instantaneous recovery when the hydrogen sulfide gas is removed.

Analogous states include sleep, anaesthesia, exposure to child and diapause.  

You will use gene mutations, sedatives and stimulants to determine the degree to which these states are similar or unique.

Supervisor: Associate Professor Paul Ebert