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Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar,  2015 Carnegie Centenary Professorship recipient
24
Apr
2015
Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar has won a Carnegie Trust Centenary Professorship for 2015.
Dr Megan Head in her evolutionary biology lab at the Research School of Biology. Image, Regina Vega-Trejo
18
Mar
2015
A new study has found some scientists are unknowingly tweaking experiments and analysis methods to increase their chances of getting results that are easily published.
Maxim Kapralov (L) and Spencer Whitney. Image: Charles Tambiah / ARC-CoETP
03
Mar
2015
“The enzyme Rubisco has baffled scientists for over 50 years, as it is thousands of times less efficient at its job than most other enzymes,” said Dr Spencer Whitney.
UNA-RSB
02
Feb
2015
Congratulations to the six RSB members who have been promoted to Level E Professor as of 1 January 2015.
Student Olympiad, at RSB 2015
02
Feb
2015
The Research School of Biology hosted the National Biology Olympiad Summer School for 23 talented high-school students in January.
New Group Leaders Denisse Leyton and Guillaume Tcherkez
02
Feb
2015
The Research School of Biology welcomes two new Group Leaders, Denisse Leyton and Guillaume Tcherkez.
'Concepts in Parasitology' student
18
Dec
2014
The future of parasite research in Australia will be in safe hands as 16 young Australian scientists converged for an intensive 2-week workshop with world-leading biologists to study worms, protozoans, ticks, fleas, lice and more.
Prize winners of the 2014 RSB Student conference and the academic representatives of the three graduate study fields
04
Dec
2014
Congratulations to all 91 students who presented at the 2014 RSB student conference. The short-format talks once again provided a highly engaging showcase of the diverse and high calibre research being undertaken within the School.
Natalie Spillman. Image credit Alex Maier
02
Dec
2014
Scientists have released details of a raft of new chemicals with potent anti-malarial properties which could open the way to new drugs to fight the disease.
Wheat against the sky. Image by Jeff Wilson
01
Dec
2014
John Evans (the Head of the Division of Plant Sciences, and a Cheif Investigator of the CoE Centre for Translational Photosynthesis) was interviewed by Cameron Wilson from the ABC's Bush Telegraph, on photosynthesis research,
Farquhar Macfarlane Burnet Award AAS
24
Nov
2014
Professor Graham Farquhar has been awarded the Australian Academy of Science's highest award in the biological sciences.
17
Nov
2014
Congratulations to the following who received promotions in the current round.
ARC logo
17
Nov
2014
The School has done very well with regards to Discovery projects and DECRA fellowships. Congratulations to all successful applicants.
Murray Badger and Spencer Whitney, CoETP
25
Oct
2014
A research centre exploring new technologies for improving crop yields to secure food supply has been launched at the Research School of Biology.
Cover 'The Insects'
21
Oct
2014
Penny Gullan and Peter Cranston, Emeritus Professors in EEG, have received advance copies of their new 5th edition of 'The Insects: An Outline of Entomology'.
Women in Science dinner at Teatro Vivaldi, 28-09-2014
28
Sep
2014
A dinner for Women in Science dinner was held at Teatro Vivaldi (ANU) on 28 September.The dinner, which was part of Combio2014, was attended by sixty-five people, including thirteen ANU staff and students.
Study species, the Tobacco plant
23
Sep
2014
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.
Dr Phuong Tran at the ANU Research School of Biology. Photo: Stuart Hay, ANU
09
Sep
2014
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. It found female malaria parasites put on fat differently to male ones.
Allen Rodrigo
05
Sep
2014
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 2015.
Tropical forest mountains-to-lowlands, Peru
04
Sep
2014
Carbon stored in the world’s soils is more vulnerable to climate change than expected, a study suggests.

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