Past events

15
Nov
2017
Speaker: Prof Uli Mathesius, RSB, ANU
Abstract - Legumes are special because they are able to form a symbiosis with nitrogen fixing bacteria (rhizobia) that induce the development of new root organs called nodules.
10
Nov
2017
Speaker: Oliver Mead, PhD Student, Solomon lab, RSB, ANU
Abstract - Parastagonospora nodorum is a wheat specific pathogen that causes annual losses to the Australian wheat industry in excess of $100 million AUD.
09
Nov
2017
Speaker: Professor Una Ryan School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Vector and Waterborne Pathogens Group Murdoch University, Western Australia Host: Alex Maier
Platform technologies such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) have revolutionised the surveillance and characterisation of parasitic diseases.
08
Nov
2017
Speaker: Professor Denise Dearing, Department of Biology, University of Utah
At every meal, animals that consume plants are faced with the prospect of being poisoned by naturally occurring toxins, i.e., plant secondary compounds, in plants.  Little experimental work exists on the mechanisms that mammals employ to deal with plant toxins or how some species such as the koal
06
Nov
2017
Speaker: Professor Debashish Bhattacharya, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey USA
The origin of oxygenic photosynthesis in the ancestor of algae and plants was a turning point for our planet, ultimately laying the foundation for the rise of humans and other multicellular life.
06
Nov
2017
Speaker: Various - see program
The RSB Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Unit (CBBU), ANU Bioinformatics Consultancy (ABC), and
03
Nov
2017
Speaker: Diep Ganguly, Pogson Lab, RSB, ANU
Abstract - Plants are sessile organisms living in a dynamic environment to which they must continually reshape themselves, according to the conditions they face, in order to maximise their reproductive potential.
01
Nov
2017
Speaker: Dr Robert Sharwood, RSB, ANU
Abstract - Timor-Leste is a developing country that currently requires assistance in educating the next-generation of scientists and science teachers.
31
Oct
2017
Speaker: Keyne Monro, Monash University
Environmental change can profoundly alter the opportunity for selection, how it acts on phenotypes, and how they evolve in response.
27
Oct
2017
Speaker: Meredith Cosgrove, Crisp Group, E&E, RSB
Adaptation to extreme drought is rare in trees. The Australian conifer genus Callitris contains the world’s most drought-adapted tree species, and is the only conifer that occurs across most of the Australian continent.

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