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24
May
2018
Professor Rana Munns, an eminent Australian plant scientist who works on increased crop production on dry or saline soils will be 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.
27
Oct
2017
A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has mapped priority areas around the world to protect thousands of mammal species, with a focus on species with few close relatives including echidnas in Australia and PNG and lemurs in Madagascar.
26
Oct
2017
Dr Kai Xun Chan has been honoured for his contributions to science in the ACT Tall Poppy Awards for 2017.
23
Oct
2017
The Research School of Biology (RSB) welcomes the election of Professor Kiaran Kirk as a Fellow to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
Dr Aude Fahrer in the lab
20
Oct
2017
Sometimes what we’re looking for is right in front of us all along. Dr Aude Fahrer knows this feeling. The only difference is that she has been searching for something far more important than the car keys.
19
Oct
2017
The ANU congratulates Professor Jenny Graves AO, one of Australia’s leading evolutionary geneticists, on winning this year’s Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for her pioneering work to unravel the mysteries of the genetics of sex. 

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