News & events

News

Study reveals mass extinction event 35 million years ago
23
Mar
2017
Biologists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found the first evidence of mass extinction of Australian animals caused by a dramatic drop in global temperatures 35 million years ago.
27
Feb
2017
Another exciting day at RSB! On 14th February 2017, around 200 RSB members came together for a day filled with networking opportunities as well as talks and posters by Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCRs), showcasing their fantastic contributions to the research undertaken at RSB.
23
Feb
2017
Form follows function, we are taught, but does it really?
21
Feb
2017
The Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Biology has awarded the inaugural Ralph Slatyer Medal for outstanding biological research to Professor Mark Westoby from Macquarie University.

Events

28
Mar
2017
Speaker: Rebecca Fox, University of Technology Sydney
The movement of animals shapes their population dynamics and influences community and ecosystem structure. Animal movement patterns are therefore fundamental to our understanding of ecological systems and the processes, such as foraging, migration and dispersal, which shape these systems.
McDevitt Double Down Seminar
30
Mar
2017
Speaker: Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt - School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide
Bacterial infection involves a constant tug-of-war between host and pathogen for the essential nutrients of life. Acquisition of the first-row transition metal ion zinc from the host is crucial for the survival and propagation of pathogenic bacteria including Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Steve Williams and Nadiah Roslan measuring a python, Daintree lowlands, Wet Tropics. CTBCC Image Library
31
Mar
2017
Speaker: Stephen Williams, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change, James Cook University
Maintaining healthy, functioning ecosystems in the Anthropocene is becoming increasingly difficult due to the massive challenges presented by the combination of habitat loss and degradation and climate change. We are potentially facing a sixth global mass extinction crisis.
31
Mar
2017
Speaker: Prof Jurgen Soll (Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants), Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU) Munich
Abstract - Mitochondria and chloroplast import most of their protein complement post-translationally from the cytosol.

Event series

Biomedical Science and Biochemistry Seminar Series

Seminars from the RSB Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry

Director's Seminar Series

Speakers selected by the Director to deliver seminars of broad relevance to the School. 

Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series

Seminars from the RSB Division of Ecology and Evolution (E&E).

Evolutionary Ecology Discussion Group

This is an informal, weekly discussion group, held at 2pm on Wednesdays in the Banks Tearoom, Building 44. We discuss any questions broadly related to evolutionary ecology.

Plant Biology Seminar Series

Seminars from the RSB Division of Plant Sciences.

Techniques in Computational genomics

The Techniques in Computational genomics (TIC) meetings are aimed at fostering interactions among computational genomic researchers of all levels from across Canberra.

Training, Symposia and Workshops

Lists training and workshops from a number of facilities and services, including the RSB-RSC Mass Spectrometry Facility.

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