2016 Macfarlane Burnet Medal awarded to Professor Graham Farquhar

Professor Graham Farquhar has been awarded the Australian Academy of Science's highest award in the biological sciences.

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Farquhar Macfarlane Burnet Award AAS

ARC Discovery projects and DECRA fellowships

The School has done very well with regards to Discovery projects and DECRA fellowships. Congratulations to all successful applicants.

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Academic promotions

Congratulations to the following who received promotions in the current round.

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Towards turbocharged photosynthesis

It has been proposed that cyanobacteria — which obtain their energy from a highly efficient form of photosynthesis — might hold the key to increasing the yield of our most important crops and vegetables.

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Study species, the Tobacco plant

Weakness in malaria parasite fats would see new treatments

A new study has revealed a weak spot in the complex life cycle of malaria, which could be exploited to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

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Dr Phuong Tran at the ANU Research School of Biology. Photo: Stuart Hay, ANU

New director for ANU Research School of Biology

The University has appointed Professor Allen Rodrigo as Director of the Research School of Biology (RSB) in the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment. He will take up the role in July next year.

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Professor Allen Rodrigo

Herpes remains active even when no symptoms appear

Scientists researching the herpes virus have been surprised to find an ongoing conflict in the cells of sufferers, even when the virus is apparently dormant.

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PhD student Tiffany Russell and Associate Professor David Tscharke examining cells infected with herpes virus. Photo Stuart Hay, ANU

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News

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Nov
2014
The Australian Academy of Science announced today that Professor Graham...
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Nov
2014
Congratulations to the following who received promotions in the current round...
17
Nov
2014
The School has done very well with regards to Discovery projects and DECRA...
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Oct
2014
Penny Gullan and Peter Cranston, Emeritus Professors in EEG, have received...
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Sep
2014
A dinner for Women in Science dinner was held at Teatro Vivaldi (ANU) on 28...

Events

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Nov
2014
The Research School of Biology holds an annual student conference for its PhD...
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Nov
2014
Dr Elizabeth Beckmann, a Senior Lecturer from the Staff Education (Teaching...
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Dec
2014
It’s common wisdom that it’s better to wear light than dark colours when it’s...
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Dec
2014
The changes that occur at a molecular level in proteins in response to changes...

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