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Graham Farquhar receives the CAS Einstein Fellowship
27
Feb
2013
Graham Farquar (Division of Plant Science) has been awarded an Einstein Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Science
Craig Moritz in the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest with a prickly forest skink, Gnypetoscincus queeslandiae. Photo courtesy of R. Bell.
26
Feb
2013
Professor Craig Moritz has been awarded the prestigious Molecular Ecology Prize for 2012.
Scorpion. Photo by istockphoto
19
Feb
2013
Venomous creatures have somewhat of a PR problem. But what if the venomous telson at the end of its tail held the cure to crippling diseases?
Mosquito. Photo: John Tann
14
Feb
2013
Researchers have discovered how a new class of antimalarial drugs kills the malaria parasite, showing that the drugs block a pump at the parasite surface, causing it to fill with salt.
Murray River Cray and bait trap, image by Chris Fulton
29
Jan
2013
The rare Murray River crayfish has become an unlikely movie star, thanks to a new underwater video surveying technique that has revealed the species may be more prevalent in clear-water rivers than we thought.
Amanda Edworthy
16
Jan
2013
Amanda Edworthy, a PhD student in Naomi Langmore's Lab (EEG) is the recipient of a
Michael Roderick and pan evaporation station. Image from ANU ScienceWise
16
Jan
2013
Michael Roderick has been awarded the 2013 John Dalton Medal of the European Geophysical Society, Section on Hydrological Sciences for seminal contributions to the science of evaporation, including especially the role of vegetation
Ulrike Mathesius
16
Jan
2013
Dr Ulrike Mathesius of the Plant Science Division has been awarded the prestigious Fenner Medal for 2013.
Blue-lined wrasse. Photo credit: Sally Pollack (creative commons license, http://eol.org/data_objects/11751640).
15
Jan
2013
Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean – but using only half as much energy to do so, Australian scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found.
Rice plant
12
Dec
2012
Plant scientists at the Research School of Biology (RSB), part of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment, have been awarded up to $7 million to add their scientific expertise to a new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.
ARC logo
23
Nov
2012
Staff of RSB have been awarded eleven ARC Discovery Grants, two LIEF (Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities) grants and four DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) Fellowships. The details of the grants are shown below, with RSB staff in bold.  
NHMRC logo
23
Nov
2012
A number of RSB staff have ben awarded NHMRC Project Grants and Rowena Martin has been awarded four-year Fellowship to commence in 2013. RSB staff are designated in bold. Project Grants  
Rice
15
Nov
2012
Researchers from the ANU Research School of Biology (RSB) and CSIRO have been given $400,000 and $600,000, respectively, for a collaborative project to improve rice and tackle the impending food crisis.
The Endangered 'Coastal Plains Skink'. Photo by Brad Maryan.
08
Nov
2012
A team of scientists from The Australian National University has discovered a new species of lizard hidden among the sand dunes of Western Australia’s coastline. However, mankind’s encounter with this new species may be short-lived.
Ralph Owen Slatyer
20
Aug
2012
Professor Ralph Slatyer AC, who has died aged 83, will be long remembered not only as one of Australia’s most distinguished scientists but for his commitment to ecologically sustainable utilization of the natural environment and his determination to ensure Australian science should be as good as
Alex Maier - the battle to beat the malaria parasite
13
Aug
2012
Alex Maier discusses the global battle to beat the malaria parasite, which still kills almost a million people each year.
Allison Shaw
02
Aug
2012
Researchers from RSB created a mathematical model to test the ‘leaky pipe’ of academia, and determine what level of female academic representation we should expect to see.
Building 134 Linnaeus (c)Dianna Snape
12
Jul
2012
Two new ANU buildings reached lofty heights in the 2012 Master Builders and Boral Excellence in Building Awards earlier this month. The biosciences Linnaeus Building, which houses both office space and state-of-the-art laboratories, was awarded 2012 Project of the Year.
Rice
30
Jun
2012
The International C4 Rice Consortium has completed its first three years of research, the outcomes of which Professor Susanne von Caemmerer, a member of The Consortium and RSB’s
The male lyrebird imitates about 20 to 25 species of birds during the breeding season. Photo by Alex Maisey.
22
Jun
2012
The lyrebird is the reigning king of karaoke in the animal world, with not even the birds being mimicked always able to tell the difference between the lyrebirds and the real thing, researchers at The Australian National University have discovered.

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