Speaker: Richard Newcomb, Chief Scientist at Plant & Food Research and Professor of Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Humans vary in their ability to smell many odours with variation within odorant receptor (OR) genes contributing to these differences.
Speaker: Rob Lanfear, Macquarie University, Sydney
DNA sequences contain an incredible wealth of useful information. But our ability to use this information hinges, in large part, on understanding molecular evolution.
Speaker: Jenny Graves, School of Life Science, La Trobe University
Turnover of sex determining genes and chromosomes may be a cataclysmic speciating event in many animals, in contradiction of the accepted wisdom that speciation requires the acc
Speaker: Associate Professor Charles Lineweaver, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Research School of Earth Science. ANU
“Are We Alone in the Universe?” Astronomers and biologists are collaborating to try to answer this question. Astronomers have found thousands of planets orbiting other stars.