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25
May
2018
Speaker: Dr Ryan McQuinn, Pogson Lab, RSB, ANU
Abstract - Through the evolution of plants, the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway underwent a multitude of alterations increasing its complexity, while several carotenoids acquired numerous roles essential to the proliferation and propagation of plants.
23
May
2018
Speaker: Dr Lee Hickey, University of Queensland
Abstract - The world has to produce 60-80% more food to feed 9 billion people by 2050, however traditional plant breeding is slow and the current rate of genetic improvement is insufficient to meet this demand.
22
May
2018
Speaker: Rachel Slatyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison & ANU Visiting Fellow
‘A final word of caution to the prospective alpine ecologist…expect a skeptical response from colleagues when you are encountered leaving for your study site with skis or ice axe in hand’ (John S Edwards, 1987). Australia isn’t known for its mountains, but the high country of south-easte
17
May
2018
Speaker: Dr Gawain Mccoll The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health Melbourne Host: Richard Callaghan
Disrupted dopamine signalling is a feature of multiple psychiatric and age-related neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease. Iron is essential for both the normal function of neurons and the regulation of dopamine.
15
May
2018
Speaker: Fanny de Busserolles, University of Queensland
Contrary to what most people think, the deep-sea is not a completely dark environment and vision is often one of the main sense used by its inhabitants.
14
May
2018
Speaker: Professor Jane Dahlstrom, Interim Dean, ANU College of Health and Medicine
The loss of a baby due to stillbirth remains a sad reality for many families and can take a serious toll on the family’s health and wellbeing.  In 2015 it was estimated that 2·6 million babies were stillborn.  90% of injuries to a baby happen before labour and hospital admission, are either utero
08
May
2018
Speaker: Kate Umbers, University of Western Sydney
Kate’s DECRA project proposes an empirical evaluation of startle displays as the ‘missing link’ in antipredator defences.
04
May
2018
Speaker: Professor Friedrich Kragler from Max Planck Insitute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam
Abstract - Cell-to -cell communication is a principal in multi-cellularity to coordinate growth and differentiation of organ bearing organisms.
01
May
2018
Speaker: Alastair Senior, University of Sydney
Medically, the effects of a treatment on among individual variation in health have direct implications for personalized medicine. Ecologically, among-individual variation governs a species niche and is the grist of evolution by natural selection.

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