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Carbon nonotube
24
Aug
2009
A team of researchers from The Australian National University have discovered a way to remove salt from seawater using nanotubes made from boron and nitrogen atoms that will make the process up to five times faster.
20
Aug
2009
David Miller of James Cook University and Eldon Ball of ANU, the Research School of Biiology, are leading a project to sequence a coral genome using Illumina high throughput sequencing technology.
19
Aug
2009
Dr Conrad Hoskin, from the Research School of Biology, has won the Eureka Prize for Early Career Species Discovery, worth $10,000. His discovery of an unknown tree frog species shed new light on the relationship between hybridization and the evolution of new species.
Developing queen bee. Some uneaten royal jelly is left on the bottom of her cell.
14
Aug
2009
The Science Museum in London is redesigning its award winning biomedical gallery called ‘Who am I’ to include the latest discoveries in genomics and epigenomics.
31
Mar
2009
ANU has more women Fellows in the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) than any other institution after an eco-physiologist was elected to the ranks of the nation’s top scientists.
30
Mar
2009
Congratulations to Professor Marilyn Ball who has recently been elected to the Australian Academy of Science. Distinguished for her work on plant physiology: stress tolerance in plants and their ability to function in complex, highly variable environments.
18
Nov
2008
Australian researchers have launched the world's first detailed map of the kangaroo genome, completing the first phase of the kangaroo genomics project. “A good map is crucial for finding our way around a new genome,” said KanGO Director Professor Jenny Graves from ANU.
Hydroxyproline
06
Nov
2008
To find a cure for cancer, haemophilia and other diseases, researchers need to be looking for complex, interacting genetic factors, according to the authors of a new study.
29
Oct
2008
Congratulations to the following School of Biology members who have won ARC Discovery Grants to commence in 2009 with a combined value of over $4.2 million: Associate Professor Dean Price; Dr Spencer Whitney; Dr Ajay Narendra; Associate Professor Owen Atkin; Professor Rob Saint; Dr Paul W
29
Oct
2008
Congratulations to the following School of Biology members who have won NHMRC Project Grants to commence in 2009 with a combined value of over $1.8 million: Associate Professor Michael Ibbotson (x2); Professor Rob Saint; Professor Stephan Broer.
22
Sep
2008
In a new paper just published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Scott Keogh, Danielle Edwards and colleagues have described a newly discovered species of Fijian iguana, which they have named Brachy
Wheat against the sky. Image by Jeff Wilson
31
Jul
2008
A unique Australian plant research centre designed to help tackle major global challenges such as climate change, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation and future food production was launched in Canberra today by Senator the Honourable Kim Carr, Australian Minister for Innovation, In
27
Jun
2008
ANU College of Science researchers have secured funding for more than $2.2 million, won in the latest round of Linkage Grants from the Australian Research Council.
20
Jun
2008
BoZo's Dr Chris Fulton has won a place in Fresh Science - a national competition showcasing research by Australia's best and brightest early career scientists.
01
Jun
2008
PhD student Jean Drayton of BoZo has been awarded a research grant by The Australian Geographic Society. She is funded to study the effect of inbreeding on male call attractiveness in the wild, and will conduct the fieldwork at Smith's Lakes next field season.
13
May
2008
Kiaran Kirk has been awarded the annual ANU Vice-Chancellor's Award for excellence in research supervision. Adele Lehane, a PhD student in Kiaran’s lab, was awarded an Early Career Researcher poster prize at the recent 'Molecular Approaches to Malaria' meeting in Lorne.
31
Mar
2008
The 2007 Goldacre medal, which is awarded yearly to an early career researcher in plant science, was awarded to Ulrike Mathesius during the annual ComBio Conference in Sydney, accompanied by a lecture about Ulrike's work on the molecular signals that control root-microbe interact
11
Feb
2008
The Research School of Biological Sciences farewelled and acknowledged the contribution of Sally Stowe, a 33-year member of the School and the Head of the ANU Electron Microscopy Unit.
03
Sep
2007
BaMBi featured prominently in the awards given out to students and early career researchers at the annual meeting of the Australian Society for Parasitology / Parasitology Network held in Canberra in early July. The awards were presented at a dinner at Parliament House.
A pair of Magpie-larks in duet
01
Jun
2007
Paired female and male Australian magpie-larks, Grallina cyanoleuca, can sing alone or in duets in which individuals alternate notes. The responding bird times its notes with split-second accuracy, so that most duets have almost perfect rhythm and avoid any overlap of notes.

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