Rowena Martin from the RSB Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry is a finalist in the Eureka Prize category for Early Career Research. Rowena’s nomination is based on her work on understanding the mechanism of drug resistance in the malaria parasite.
By Anna Salleh for ABC Science Online.
Male fiddler crabs spy on their competitors to work out when a potential female mate is around, Australian researchers have found.
Their findings are reported today in Biology Letters.
Tom Bennett has received top marks in studies of evolution and advanced genetics at ANU, and has already been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the US, which is no mean feat for an honours student.
The first set of Tasmanian Devils’ genetic sequencing has revealed the origin of the unique transmissible cancer now devastating the devil population, offering hope that the rapid decline in devil numbers can be arrested and giving scientists new insights for cancer research.
An abundance of food and lack of predators following the extinction of dinosaurs saw previously flighted birds fatten up and become flightless, according to new research from The Australian National University.
Congratulations to the following members of RSB for winning 2009 Joint College Awards for Excellence in Education:
Chris Fulton for Individual Award for Teaching Excellence
David Tscharke for Individual Award for Teaching Excellence
Dr Michael Roderick, a science researcher from the ANU Research School of Biology and the Research School of Earth Sciences, was awarded the 2009 Australasian Science Prize for climate change research into water evaporation rates in Australia and around the world.
An international group of plant scientists, led by Dr Gonzalo Estavillo and Professor Barry Pogson have discovered a subtle mutation in Arabidopsis which may have important and far reaching implications for establishing drought resistance throughout the
Only 30 million years ago Australian and New Guinean echidnas had an amphibious, platypus-like ancestor, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Lead author was Dr Matt Phillips of the ANU Research School of Biology.
The Research School of Biology has enjoyed spectacular success in the inaugural ARC Future Fellowship round. Five of the twenty-one Fellowships awarded to ANU were from the Research School of Biological Sciences:
Size may matter, Australian scientists have found. In possibly the first study of its kind, Australian National University biologists found that female mosquito fish prefer males with large genitals.
Richard Macey, smh.com.au
Mae Hingee and Rob Magrath's new paper ‘Flights of fear: a mechanical wing whistle sounds the alarm in a flocking bird’ (Proc. Roy. Soc. B.) has been the subject of a Nature ‘Research Highlight’ and will be featured in a Nature News and Views article in the next issue.