Past events

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.
26
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.

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