Past events

20
Jul
2018
Speaker: Associate Professor Spencer Whitney
The need to feed and fuel a growing global population has led to increased exploitation of synthetic biology tools (SynBio) to adjust metabolism, including photosynthesis, towards enhancing plant growth.
11
Jul
2018
Speaker: Professor Robert Hasterok, University of Silesia, Poland
Modern molecular cytogenetics amalgamates various methodological approaches of cytology, molecular genetics and advanced digital image analysis and focuses on the study of nuclear genomes at the microscopic level.
06
Jul
2018
Speaker: Professor Cassandra G. Extavour, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
How novel genes arise in the genome, whether and how they become incorporated into existing gene regulatory networks, and how they can evolve to acquire novel functional over time, are open questions in evolutionary biology.
02
Jul
2018
Speaker: Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith, University of Waikato
In this interactive seminar Professor Smith will discuss the challenges, opportunities, risks and benefits, learnings and insights of working at the interface of academic research, Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous communities.
26
Jun
2018
Speakers: Adrienne Nicotra, RSB
Roger Whitby, Chief Operating Officer Snowy Hydro LtdJamie Pittock, Fenner SchoolAndrew Blakers, Research School of EngineeringAcadia Rose, Acacia Rose Media
Securing Australia’s energy future while safeguarding our unique alpine landscapes A Public Forum on the many dimensions of the Snowy Hydro 2.0 Scheme (following the forum there will be tea and coffee to enable the conversation to continue)
22
Jun
2018
Speaker: Assoc Prof Mary Byrne, Univesity of Sydney
Abstract - Leaves are the main photosynthetic organs of plants and as such are essential components in the function and preservation of natural ecosystems, and in maintaining sustainable agriculture.
15
Jun
2018
Speaker: Lindell Bromham, E&E, RSB
Confidence in molecular dating analyses have grown with the increasing sophistication of the methods. Previously problematic case studies where the molecular dates were in disagreement with palaeontological estimates appear to have been resolved. But we cannot relax just yet.
13
Jun
2018
Speaker: RSB Faculty
Faculty Flash on Host-Microbe Interactions.  Each Faculty member will give an 8 minute presentation on their research for a broad, biologically-literate audience. Followed by a social hour in Catcheside Court, RN Robertson Building
08
Jun
2018
Speaker: Jessie Au, Foley Group, E&E, RSB
Habitat loss is a leading cause of decline in animal populations and identifying suitable habitats are essential for the conservation and management of wildlife.

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