CompBioFest - Computational Biology Fest

This year, the Research School of Biology has some truly excellent visitors who work, amongst other things, on computational biology.

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Honey bees unravel nature-nurture mysteries

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...

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Research working to make wheat fungus a thing of the past

Researchers have a new understanding of the genetic makeup of a fungus that causes the disease Wheat Stripe Rust, one of the most destructive wheat diseases

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ANU Science On Location: Ningaloo Reef

Spectacular Ningaloo Reef is a World Heritage Site and the world's second largest fringing coral reef. Researchers from Chris Fulton's lab are revealing how...

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ANU Science on Location: Ningaloo Reef

Vale Professor Thomas John Wydrzynski (8 July 1947 - 16 March 2018)

Tom Wydrzynski was born in St Louis, Missouri, USA and graduated in 1969 with biology and chemistry from the University of Missouri, St Louis.

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TIC Seminar: Processing of Basecall Nanopore Sequencing Signal with Convolutional Recurrent Neural Network (CRNN)

Sequencing by translocating DNA fragments through an array of nanopores is a rapidly maturing technology which offers faster and cheaper sequencing than othe

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New research looks to reduce side effects in commonly used drugs

New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in...

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TIC Seminar: Ancestral Inference from Gene Trees

A unique gene tree describing the mutation history of a sample of DNA sequences can be constructed as a perfect phylogeny under an assumption of non-recurren

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Robert Griffiths Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, UK

The Research School of Biology is devoted to the study of biological processes in plants, animals and humans. It is home to over 60 academics and their research groups, which for purposes of research support and administration are subdivided into three Divisions: Plant SciencesEcology and Evolution, and Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry.

The Research School of Biology supports academic groups with significant facilities and infrastructure, such as plant growth facilities, green houses, animal housing and a pool of large equipment. The School has a Mass Spectrometry Facility for metabolomics and proteomics and together with CSIRO Pant Industry houses the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility.

The Divisions and each of the infrastructure areas are supported by teams of professional staff. RSB academics are supported by grants from large variety of sources, and participate in external Centres and Units, including the:


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