Past events

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Oct
2017
Speaker: PhD Candidate Meng (Mandy) Zhang, Maier Group
Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for most of the fatalities caused by human malaria infection. The severe pathology is highly associated with trafficking of virulence complex proteins to the cell surface.
24
Oct
2017
Speaker: Isobel Booksmythe, Monash University
Facultative sex avoids many hypothesized costs of sexual and asexual reproduction, while gaining benefits of both. However, this strategy brings with it a suite of additional life history traits to optimize, not least the frequency, timing and duration of sexual periods.
20
Oct
2017
Speaker: Joshua Penalba, Moritz Group, E&E, RSB
Understanding the origin of species is one of the major pursuits in evolutionary biology. As populations undergo the speciation process, their genomic divergence is influenced by selection, gene flow, and genetic drift.
20
Oct
2017
Speaker: Nina McLean, Kruuk Group, E&E, RSB
Anthropogenic climate change is predicted to be a major cause of extinctions in the future. But how exactly will this happen?
20
Oct
2017
Speaker: Dr. Xin Hou, Pogson Group, ANU
Abstract - Emerging evidence highlights that specific cis-carotenes may act as substrates towards the production of novel apocarotenoid signals (ACS) that regulate nuclear gene expression, metabolic homeostasis and leaf development.
17
Oct
2017
Speaker: Professor Christine Raines, University of Essex
Abstract - The growing world population and the plateauing of increases in grain yield from the major crops, demands that we find new approaches to improve crop productivity.
17
Oct
2017
Speaker: Timothee Bonnet, Kruuk Group, E&E, RSB
In natural populations fitness tends to vary even more than the definitions given to fitness, which says a lot.
16
Oct
2017
Speaker: Professor Joan Leach, Director of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science, ANU
In this talk, Joan will give an overview of the research front in science communication and what possible implications they have for how to communicate science and technology.   Several large-scale international research projects (Leverhulme, “Making Science Public”, AAAS “Science of Science Comm
13
Oct
2017
Speaker: Erick Tjhin Lab - PhD Candidate - Saliba Group
The malaria-causing blood stage of Plasmodium falciparum requires extracellular pantothenate for proliferation. The parasite converts pantothenate into coenzyme A (CoA) via five enzymes, the first being a pantothenate kinase (PfPanK). Multiple

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