Research

Weakness in malaria parasite fats would see new treatments

A new study has revealed a weak spot in the complex life cycle of malaria, which could be exploited to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

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Dr Phuong Tran at the ANU Research School of Biology. Photo: Stuart Hay, ANU

New director for ANU Research School of Biology

The University has appointed Professor Allen Rodrigo as Director of the Research School of Biology (RSB) in the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and...

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Professor Allen Rodrigo

Carbon in soil poses climate change risk

Carbon stored in the world’s soils is more vulnerable to climate change than expected, a study suggests.

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Tropical forest mountains-to-lowlands, Peru

ANU academic raises the profile of motor neurone disease by taking the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Helping to raise funds for charity or medical research is not new to Dr Cooper, but he said it is not usually so public.

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Paul Cooper Ice Bucket Challenge

Early Career Researcher profile: Dr Mitzy Pepper

In this video Mitzy speaks about her life as an early career researcher with the Research School of Biology, and the support she receives from her supervisor...

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Early Career Researcher profile - Dr Mitzy Pepper

Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel

“Water is abundant and so is sunlight. It is an exciting prospect to use them to create hydrogen, and do it cheaply and safely,” said Dr Kastoori Hingorani,...

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Dr Kastoori Hingorani (L) and Professor Ron Pace. Image Stuart Hay, ANU

Herpes remains active even when no symptoms appear

Scientists researching the herpes virus have been surprised to find an ongoing conflict in the cells of sufferers, even when the virus is apparently dormant.

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PhD student Tiffany Russell and Associate Professor David Tscharke examining cells infected with herpes virus. Photo Stuart Hay, ANU

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

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. 

Updated:  31 October 2014/Responsible Officer:  Director RSB/Page Contact:  Webmaster RSB