News & events

News

The lizard and the egg: Liolaemus lizards break golden rule of biology
14
Feb
2019
Researchers at the ANU Research School of Biology have made a remarkable discovery about a group of lizards, and how they've managed to thrive in extreme conditions on one of the world's highest mountain ranges.
29
Jan
2019
Human error, not human biology, largely accounts for the apparent decline of mortality among the very old, according to a new report publishing on December 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Saul Newman of the Research School of Biology, ANU. The result casts doubt on the hypothesis that human longevity can be greatly extended beyond current limits.
Blue-green algae promises to help boost food crop yields
24
Jan
2019
A scientific breakthrough intended to help boost the yields of food crops has solved a long-standing question of how cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, builds the carbon-capturing engines called carboxysomes in a protein liquid droplet formation.
Meet the Superstars of STEM
13
Dec
2018
RSB Research Fellow Jennie Mallela has been selected to participate in the 2019/2020 Superstars of STEM program.

Events

22
Feb
2019
Speaker: Zoe Reynolds, Cardillo Group, E&E, RSB
Fires are a major cause of disturbance in ecosystems all over the world. Inappropriate fire regimes have been identified as a major threat to many of Australia’s terrestrial animal species.
22
Feb
2019
Speaker: Ian Brennan, Keogh Group, E&E, RSB
Over geological time, the earth’s surface and climate have changed, rearranging continental plates and oscillating between a hothouse and snowglobe. These changes have left lasting impressions on the diversity, richness, and distribution of earth’s inhabitants.
25
Feb
2019
25
Feb
2019
Speaker: Professor Zander Myburg, University of Pretoria
In this seminar, Prof Myburg will give an overview of his work towards developing genomic resources for the genetic dissection of growth and wood development in fast-growing Eucalyptus plantations.

Event series

Biomedical Science and Biochemistry Seminar Series

Seminars from the RSB Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry

Director's Seminar Series

Speakers selected by the Director to deliver seminars of broad relevance to the School. 

Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series

Seminars from the RSB Division of Ecology and Evolution (E&E).

Evolutionary Ecology Discussion Group

This is an informal, weekly discussion group, held at 2pm on Wednesdays in the Banks Tearoom, Building 44. We discuss any questions broadly related to evolutionary ecology.

Plant Biology Seminar Series

Seminars from the RSB Division of Plant Sciences.

Techniques in Computational genomics

The Techniques in Computational genomics (TIC) meetings are aimed at fostering interactions among computational genomic researchers of all levels from across Canberra.

Training, Symposia and Workshops

Lists training and workshops from a number of facilities and services, including the RSB-RSC Mass Spectrometry Facility.

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