'Concepts in Parasitology' course

The future of parasite research in Australia will be in safe hands as 16 young Australian scientists converged for an intensive 2-week workshop with world-...

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'Concepts in Parasitology' student

RSB Student Conference

Congratulations to all 91 students who presented at the 2014 RSB student conference.

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Prize winners of the 2014 RSB Student conference and the academic representatives of the three graduate study fields

New molecules to burst malaria's bubble

Scientists have released details of a raft of new chemicals with potent anti-malarial properties which could open the way to new drugs to fight the disease.

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Natalie Spillman. Image credit Alex Maier

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

Academic promotions

Congratulations to the following who received promotions in the current round.

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ARC Discovery projects and DECRA fellowships

The School has done very well with regards to Discovery projects and DECRA fellowships. Congratulations to all successful applicants.

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ARC logo

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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