Local birds are expert eavesdroppers

Birds can quickly learn to recognise alarm calls from different species.

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Alexandra Catling - Travel Journal: Singapore and Malaysia

Alexandra Catling indulges in her passion for scientific research on a trip to south east Asian forests. And discovers leeches.

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Jennie Mallela is a Superstar of STEM

RSB Research Fellow Jennie Mallela has been selected to participate in the 2019/2020 Superstars of STEM program.

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Meet the Superstars of STEM

Finding a cure for malaria

Students from ANU and Humboldt University in Berlin talk about the International Research Training Group 'Crossing Boundaries: Molecular interactions in mala

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Finding a cure for malaria

Master programs in Biology online information session

Join us for a live webinar to learn more about the Master of

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When a passion for science means business

A passion for the business side of science has helped John Rivers land his dream job, just weeks after finishing his PhD.

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From Mexico to Canberra and then Stockholm

PhD graduate Regina Vega Trejo will continue her research into inbreeding when she takes up her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Stockholm

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From Canberra to Munich

Within two days of Josh Penalba submitting his PhD, the Biology graduate started working in a lab at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

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ANU Science On Location: Ningaloo Reef

Spectacular Ningaloo Reef is a World Heritage Site and the world's second largest fringing coral reef. Researchers from Chris Fulton's lab are revealing how...

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ANU Science on Location: Ningaloo Reef

Students in the field - Field studies in functional ecology, in the Daintree rainforest

If you want to learn about plant and animal ecology properly, you need to be surrounded by it. And that’s exactly what this course does.

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Field Studies in Functional Ecology

Marlene Reichel: from Austria to ANU

Marlene Reichel came from Austria to ANU, to do a Master of Biotechnology (Research), and then a PhD in the Research School of Biology.

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Science Masters at ANU

Coral Reef Field studies at One Tree Island

Jennie Mallela recently co-taught the ANU coral reef field course, with colleagues from the Research School of Earth Sciences, up in the southern Great Barrier...

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Coral Reef Field Studies

Video: Field trip to Kioloa

Check out our latest video, made by Jimmy Walsh from the Colleges of Science marketing team.

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Biology Field Trip

The ANU Research School of Biology (RSB) carries out research in a wide range of biological and biomedical sciences.

It also oversees the University's Biology curriculum, with a diverse offering of courses across both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

The Biology Teaching and Learning Centre coordinates all biology teaching across the campus including contributions from the Research School of Biology, the John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, and the School of Health and Psychological Sciences.

Degree programs

Discover the wide range of study options we offer.


Find out about the variety of courses we manage. 

Potential projects

Browse our list of projects currently open to students.

Summer Research Scholarships

Find out about our summer research and internship program, and our summer research projects.​

Scholarships & prizes

How to support your studies.

Updated:  17 January 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director RSB/Page Contact:  Webmaster RSB