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.
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.
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.
“Water is abundant and so is sunlight. It is an exciting prospect to use them to create hydrogen, and do it cheaply and safely,” said Dr Kastoori Hingorani, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis in the ANU Research School of Biology.
A new study of the way bacteria spread amongst possums could shed light on the spread of human epidemics.
Scientists from The Australian National University studied E. coli in mountain brushtail possums, and found that the bacteria were transmitted in surprising patterns.