Past events

18
Sep
2018
Speaker: ANU Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt
The Vice Chancellor will be in the Robertson tea room, RN Robertson Building at lunchtime today (12 – 1pm), ready to chat and answer your questions. Please feel free to drop by and share your thoughts, and hear some updates from the VC.
17
Sep
2018
Speaker: Dr Tanya Latty, School of Life and Environmental Science, Sydney Institute of Agriculture, University of Sydney
All living organisms need to process information; this basic ability allows them to find and exploit the resources necessary for life. But what happens when information processing  needs to be coordinated between many thousands – or even millions- of individuals?
14
Sep
2018
Speaker: Neha Patel
Peptide hormones and their corresponding receptors play important roles in controlling lateral organ formation in plant roots via long distance signalling systems.
07
Sep
2018
Speaker: Professor Gabriel Yvon-Durocher
Marine phytoplankton are responsible for over 45% of annual global net primary production. Ocean warming is expected to drive massive reorganisation of phytoplankton communities, resulting in pole-ward range shifts and sharp declines in species diversity, particularly in the tropics.
03
Sep
2018
Speaker: Eighteen speakers, including guests from the USA, UTS, Singapore - see registration link for the program.
This year, the Research School of Biology has some truly excellent visitors who work, amongst other things, on computational biology.
31
Aug
2018
Speaker: Tuan Nguyen
Food security and scarcity of fresh water are major and ever more pressing challenges facing us. In that context, more versatile and better tailored plant varieties with improved water use efficiency and drought resistance, are required.
28
Aug
2018
Speaker: Saul Cunningham, Fenner School, ANU
Animal pollination plays a critical role in seed set and maintenance of genetic diversity for most plant species. When these plants are co-opted into agriculture this becomes just one of many factors that influence productivity, but one that is usually paid scant attention.
21
Aug
2018
Speaker: Felix Zajitschek, University of New South Wales
Trade-offs are thought to be ubiquitous, come in different types, and have been at the heart of evolutionary biology, especially life-history theory.
20
Aug
2018
Speaker: Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
The Pacific region is an ideal place for studying human evolution, variation, and adaptation. It has a complex history of both ancient and recent human migrations, variable levels of population interactions and a range of potential source populations.
17
Aug
2018
Speaker: Sabina Chin
Root-knot nematodes (RKNs) are microscopic roundworms that infect the root of more than 2000 plant species, including major crop species. RKN infection results in general nutritional deficiency symptoms that resulted in loss in crop yield and productivity.

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