RSB HDR Conference 2018

The annual RSB Postgraduate Student Conference will feature over ~100 talks presented in three concurrent sessions. Please come along to support our PhD...

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CompBioFest II - Computational Biology Fest II

Following on from the success of CompBioFest I, we are delighted to announce CompBioFest II, to be held November 12-13. CompBioFest II will feature guest...

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Species Sampling Models Generated by Negative Binomial Processes

We review the developments that led from the Ewens sampling formula via a Dirichlet distribution on the n-dimensional simplex to Kingman's  Poisson-Dirichlet

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Prof Ross Maller

Master programs in Biology online information session

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

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CompBioFest - Computational Biology Fest

This year, the Research School of Biology has some truly excellent visitors who work, amongst other things, on computational biology.

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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

CBB & SCU Workshops in November

The RSB Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Unit (CBBU) and ANU Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU) are organizing workshops for students and staff from J

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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.

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Potential projects

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