New target to treat type 2 diabetes

Australian researchers have discovered a link between protein intake and improved control of blood glucose in mice, opening the way for potential new...

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Sexist peer review causes Twitter storm

A peer reviewer suggested that two female researchers find “one or two male biologists” to co-author a manuscript they had written and submitted to PLoS ONE.

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abstract image of journal article with male and female symbols

Graham Farquhar awarded a Carnegie Centenary Professorship

Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar has won a Carnegie Trust Centenary Professorship for 2015.

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Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar,  2015 Carnegie Centenary Professorship recipient

United Nations urged to ensure open plant genomes

Norman Wathmann has called for the United Nations to guarantee free and open access to plant DNA sequences to enable scientists to continue work to sustainably...

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Agilent Chromatography and MS Workshop

Agilent Technologies is proud to present the fifth ACT GC-GC/MS and the third LC-LC/MS user meetings in Canberra. 

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Scientists unknowingly tweak experiments

A new study has found some scientists are unknowingly tweaking experiments and analysis methods to increase their chances of getting results that are easily...

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Dr Megan Head in her evolutionary biology lab at the Research School of Biology. Image, Regina Vega-Trejo

Spurring production of a sluggish enzyme for crop yields

“The enzyme Rubisco has baffled scientists for over 50 years, as it is thousands of times less efficient at its job than most other enzymes,” said Dr Spencer...

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Maxim Kapralov (L) and Spencer Whitney. Image: Charles Tambiah / ARC-CoETP

Meet Raijin, the local supercomputer at the National Computational Infrastructure

The ANU's super computer at the National Computational Infrast

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Ben Corry at NCI

2016 Macfarlane Burnet Medal awarded to Professor Graham Farquhar

Professor Graham Farquhar has been awarded the Australian Academy of Science's highest award in the biological sciences.

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Farquhar Macfarlane Burnet Award AAS

New research centre set to secure food for the future

A research centre exploring new technologies for improving crop yields to secure food supply has been launched at the Research School of Biology.

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Murray Badger and Spencer Whitney, CoETP

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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