Past events

07
Feb
2017
Speaker: Ben Phillips, University of Melbourne
This is a homily to the role of space in evolution, in three parts.  First I will look at expanding range edges and use the cane toad system to explore the evolutionary implications of range advance. Second, I will look at geographic variation in a much more stable system.  Using data from climat
06
Feb
2017
Speaker: Xiaoyue Jiang, Senior Strategic Marketing Specialist, Thermo Fisher; Bernard Delanghe, Product Manager, Omics software, Thermo Fisher.
Thermo Fisher Proteomics Roadshow
03
Feb
2017
Speaker: Nadya Farah, Jones Lab, ANU
Abstract - Flax rust fungus effector proteins AvrP and AvrP123 are recognised by flax resistance proteins, P and P1, P2, P3, respectively. Variants of these effectors with different host-recognition specificities are found in the flax rust strains 271, 339, bs25 and WA.
05
Jan
2017
Speaker: Marcin Falkowski, Zeil Group, E&E, RSB
"To understand animals' response to predators, we need to determine what they see. Fiddler crab vision is much different to ours: lower resolution but offering a 360º panorama and polarisation sensitivity. I investigated further using behavioural experiments and electrophysiology.
16
Dec
2016
Speaker: Belinda Vangchhia, Gordon Group, EEG, RSB
Poultry meat is thought to harbour the most “human-like” E. coli strains, capable of causing both intestinal and extra-intestinal infections in humans.  Furthermore, poultry meat is also known to harbour multi-drug resistant E.
16
Dec
2016
Speaker: Dr Peter Gollan, University of Turku, Finland
Abstract - The rate of electron flow through the photosynthetic system must be synchronised with the rate of electron consumption in the chloroplast stroma.
14
Dec
2016
Speaker: Justin Werfel, Self-organizing Systems Research Group Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering Cambridge, MA
Complex systems research explores two types of questions about collective behaviors of interacting agents: the forward problem seeks to understand how interesting collective effects emerge from individual actions; the inverse problem is concerned with designing local rules that achieve a particul
13
Dec
2016
Speaker: David Kainer, Foley Group, EEG, RSB
Essential oil, whether it is found in eucalypts, tea trees, mint or hop, is an agricultural product that can be improved through a variety of selective breeding and/or genetic engineering techniques.
12
Dec
2016
Speaker: Dr Daniel McDonald, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego
The American Gut is an Earth Microbiome Project study, and is the largest crowdfunded science project to date which seeks to bring the technologies developed for the Human Microbiome Project to the general public.
08
Dec
2016
Speakers: Divya Muthiah - Callaghan Lab
Rituparna Mittra - Callaghan Lab
Full details to follow.

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