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10
Jul
2018
Within two days of Josh Penalba submitting his PhD, the Biology graduate started working in a lab at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
10
Jul
2018
PhD graduate Regina Vega Trejo will continue her research into inbreeding when she takes up her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Stockholm
10
Jul
2018
A passion for the business side of science has helped John Rivers land his dream job, just weeks after finishing his PhD.
02
Jul
2018
Unusual portraits of RSB members Marilyn Ball and Jack Egerton are part of an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, entitled 'So Fine: Contemporary women artists make Australian History'.
07
Jun
2018
A study led by ANU has discovered how a mother knows her chicks and can spot an imposter in her nest, even if it looks almost identical to her chicks.
Slatyer Medal presentation 2018 to Rana-Munn (right)
24
May
2018
Professor Rana Munns, an eminent Australian plant scientist who works on increased crop production on dry or saline soils has been awarded the Ralph Slatyer Medal for outstanding biological research for 2018.
21
May
2018
Researchers have a new understanding of the genetic makeup of a fungus that causes the disease Wheat Stripe Rust, one of the most destructive wheat diseases globally costing $1 billion annually.
Eucalypt
26
Apr
2018
Researchers from ANU have developed a seed-collection strategy to help make trees or even food crops more resilient to future climate change.
26
Mar
2018
Tom Wydrzynski was born in St Louis, Missouri, USA and graduated in 1969 with biology and chemistry from the University of Missouri, St Louis.
27
Feb
2018
New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief, dentist anaesthetic, and treatment of epilepsy, in a bid to find a way to reduce unwanted side-effects.
25
Jan
2018
ANU congratulates distinguished scientist and ANU Professor Graham Farquhar AO for being named the 2018 Senior Australian of the Year. Professor Farquhar represented the ACT for the national Senior Australian of the Year Awards announced ahead of Australia Day.
Field Studies in Functional Ecology
16
Jan
2018
If you want to learn about plant and animal ecology properly, you need to be surrounded by it. And that’s exactly what this course does. The course introduces students to field studies in plant and animal functional ecology.
Dr Florian Busch with his revamped photosynthesis model
19
Dec
2017
Every time you breathe you are producing carbon dioxide and taking up oxygen from the atmosphere. However, plants are able to do the contrary; using sunlight they produce oxygen and capture CO2, which in a crop means more food production where more CO2 is captured.
04
Dec
2017
This December, the ANU Research School of Biology celebrates its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1967, the School comprises of four divisions, spanning Ecology and Evolution, Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, and the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre.
29
Nov
2017
Congratulations to all 91 students who presented at the 2017 RSB student conference – the inaugural event in the newly renovated Robertson building 46. The short-format talks once again provided a highly engaging showcase of the diverse and high calibre research being undertaken within RSB.
20
Nov
2017
A new study involving ANU and international collaborators has found plants release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through respiration than expected, and the problem will worsen with climate change.
ARC logo
10
Nov
2017
The Australian National University (ANU) has won $24 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for 58 research projects across the University. 
How does the crested pigeon make their mysterious alarm sound?
10
Nov
2017
Scientist have solved the mystery of how crested pigeons create an alarm without using their voice to prompt other birds to flee danger.
07
Nov
2017
Distinguished scientist and ANU Professor Graham Farquhar AO has won the ACT Senior Australian of the Year award for 2018.
02
Nov
2017
Deadly snakes are among Australia’s most iconic animals but a new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has helped explain how they descended from creatures that have emigrated from Asia over the past 30 million years.

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