News & events

News

02
Oct
2018
An international research team has found they can increase corn productivity by targeting the enzyme in charge of capturing CO2 from the atmosphere.
04
Sep
2018
Scientists at ANU have engineered tiny carbon-capturing engines from blue-green algae into plants, in a breakthrough that promises to help boost the yields of important food crops such as wheat, cowpeas and cassava.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and ANU VC Brian Schmidt at the opening
27
Aug
2018
The ANU and CSIRO will set up a new farming innovation centre at ANU to advance research, education and technology in farming and global food production, thanks to more than $1 million in new funding commitments.    
23
Aug
2018
They say leaders are born not made, but it seems the opposite is true for queen bees, according to a new study by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) and Queen Mary University of London.

Events

19
Oct
2018
Speaker: Joshua van Lier, Fulton Group, RSB, ANU
Marine ecosystems are under threat from many factors (e.g., harvesting, pollution, global climate change) that are degrading or destroying key habitats for fishes at an alarming rate. Historically marine habitats were broadly viewed as homogeneous structures over which fish travelled and lived.
23
Oct
2018
Speaker: Cynthia Riginos, University of Queensland
Smooth shelled mussels of the genus Mytilus are conspicuous species of many temperate intertidal environments and valued for aquaculture.
26
Oct
2018
Speaker: Chandra Bellasio
In recent years there has been a considerable drive towards engineering C4 photosynthesis into C3 crops as a possible strategy to boost agricultural productivity.
26
Oct
2018
Speaker: Rob Lanfear
It's often assumed that plants and animals evolve differently because animals have a segregated germ line but plants don't. Recent work, including some from my lab, is now challenging this long-held view, potentially upending a century of thinking.

Event series

Biomedical Science and Biochemistry Seminar Series

Seminars from the RSB Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry

Director's Seminar Series

Speakers selected by the Director to deliver seminars of broad relevance to the School. 

Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series

Seminars from the RSB Division of Ecology and Evolution (E&E).

Evolutionary Ecology Discussion Group

This is an informal, weekly discussion group, held at 2pm on Wednesdays in the Banks Tearoom, Building 44. We discuss any questions broadly related to evolutionary ecology.

Plant Biology Seminar Series

Seminars from the RSB Division of Plant Sciences.

Techniques in Computational genomics

The Techniques in Computational genomics (TIC) meetings are aimed at fostering interactions among computational genomic researchers of all levels from across Canberra.

Training, Symposia and Workshops

Lists training and workshops from a number of facilities and services, including the RSB-RSC Mass Spectrometry Facility.

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