ANU Plant-Microbe Interactions retreat

Plant-Microbe Interaction researchers from the Plant Sciences Division recently held a retreat at the ANU Kioloa campus (5th-8th Septem

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ANU scientists exploit malaria's Achilles' heel

One of the malaria parasite's best weapons against drug treatments turns out to be an Achilles' heel, which could be exploited to cure the deadly disease.

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Malaria is transmitted via mosquitoes.

TIC Seminar: Detecting Mutations with Short-Read Sequencing

Studying the process of de novo mutation from deep-sequencing of related samples is a difficult task.

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Renewable jet fuel could be growing on Australia’s iconic gum trees

David Kainer and Carsten Kulheim have published an article in The Conversation, which describes how Australia could use the diversity of its naturally...

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lue Mallee leaves in a plantation. The white dots are oil globules. Carsten Kulheim, Author provided

Inside leaves, communication is the key

Scientists from the Centre have recently published their findings in the journal Plant Cell. 

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Setaria leaf 3D image

Cross-discipline research is being short changed

Bringing together researchers from a range of fields can help solve complex problems, but research from ANU has found interdisciplinary research is...

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RSB student John Rivers wins in Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge

For anyone who has travelled in a developing country and had to make a mad dash to the bathroom, this start-up idea could have been your ultimate saviour.

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Possums in NZ prefer leaves high in available protein

RSB researchers have found that possums in New Zealand prefer to eat leaves high in available protein, giving authorities new evidence to help them limit...

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Possum in a trap. Image credit: Sam Banks

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 (Labs), 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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