Past events

31
Jul
2019
Speaker: Kieren Mitchell, Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) & Centre for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), University of Adelaide
Historically, our understanding of the evolution and diversity of extinct species has been based on interpretation of the fossil record.
26
Jul
2019
Speaker: Prof Ping Xu, Shanghai Normal University Shanghai, China
Abstract - I will talk about our recent progress in understanding of the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying a tomato lethal disease caused by the infection of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) associated with D satellite RNA (CMV/D satRNA).
24
Jul
2019
Speaker: Dr Jeremy D. Murray, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
Abstract - The physiology of legume nodules evolved as a compromise between maintaining sufficiently high rates of respiration in bacteroids to provide reductant for nitrogen fixation and the low oxygen levels required for nitrogenase function.
23
Jul
2019
Speaker: Yong Foo, University of New South Wales/University of Western Australia
Evolutionary theories suggest that women prefer masculine facial features in men because facial masculinity is an honest signal of men’s immune function.
22
Jul
2019
Speakers: Professor David Raubenheimer, Leonard P. Ullman Chair in Nutritional Ecology and Nutrition Theme Leader
Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences University of Sydney
Traditional foraging models are based primarily on a single dietary currency, usually energy or less commonly protein.
16
Jul
2019
In this workshop we critically examine the expectations that candidates and supervisors can bring to candidature, and how mismatched expectations can cause a range of problems. We cover the rights and responsibilities of both parties and how to negotiate good outcomes.
16
Jul
2019
Speaker: Matthew Phillips, Queensland University of Technology
Most molecular dating estimates push back the interordinal diversification of placental mammals and even some orders (such as Primates) into the Cretaceous, 10-20 million years earlier than first fossil appearances.
12
Jul
2019
Speaker: Xuankun Li, Rowell Group, E&E, RSB
The Bombyliidae (bee flies), comprising 15 subfamilies, over 250 genera and over 5,000 described species, is one of the most species-rich families in lower Brachycera (Diptera).
12
Jul
2019
Speaker: Professor Clark Lagarias, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California
Bilins are linear tetrapyrroles used as chromophores of phycobiliproteins and phytochromes for their light-harvesting and light-sensing properties, respectively.

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