Three tricks orchids use to lure pollinating insects

Research on sexually deceptive orchids by Rod Peakall and Ryan Phillips has been featured by BBC Earth.

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Academic promotions: Level E Professor

Congratulations to the six RSB members who have been promoted to Level E Professor as of 1 January 2015.

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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

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

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

The language of lizards: why do dragons care about the environment?

To explain the evolution of signals it is crucial to understand the conditions in which signalling takes place.

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Richard Peters

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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