Susanne von Caemmerer awarded the Charles F. Kettering Award

The Charles F. Kettering Award recognises excellence in photosynthesis research.

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Susanne von Caemmerer receiving the Charles F. Kettering Award

New insights into pain relief drugs

The precise knowledge of how the drug molecules attach to proteins in the nerve cell give a springboard for redesigning drugs without the side-effects that...

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New insights into pain relief

Unlocking the genetic code of the eucalypt

Scientists have sequenced the genetic code of the eucalypt for the first time, revealing how the Australian icon became the world’s favourite hardwood.

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Eucalyptus sapling

New beginnings

Researchers from RSB and CSIRO Plant Industry, have taken a second look at where we begin to read genes, leading to the discovery of more than 2,000 new human...

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New Academy of Science Fellows

Hanna Kokko and Craig Moritz from RSB's Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.

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The Shine Dome of the Australian Academy of Science

Three new ARC Centres of Excellence

Members of the Research School of Biology will participate in three new ARC Centres of Excellence.

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Rice seedling. Photo by Jeff Wilson

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 SciencesEvolution, Ecology and Genetics, 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 participate in three ARC Centres of Excellence and are supported by grants from large variety of sources. 

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