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15
Dec
2016
Susanne von Caemmerer was awarded the Peter Baume Award at the December 2016 ANU graduation and prizegiving ceremony
01
Dec
2016
The female Superb Fairy-Wren has the ability to change the size of the eggs it lays, a biological feat which could buffer against the effects of climate change.
01
Dec
2016
Nearly 100 RSB graduate students gave talks about their research, and more presented their work as posters, at the 2016 annual RSB HDR Conference this month. The eight-minute talks were run in three concurrent sessions, one for each Division, followed by a poster session. 
29
Nov
2016
Panic grasses could hold the secret to increasing the yields of cereal crops and help feed the world with increasing temperature extremes and a population of nearly 10 billion people by 2050.
29
Nov
2016
On Monday, 28 November,  Emeritus Professor Howard Bradbury passed away.  
28
Nov
2016
Alex Maier has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Public Policy and Outreach.
14
Nov
2016
Researchers have discovered an ancient species of gecko in the ranges of Central Australia which may shine new light on how and when Australia’s deserts began to form millions of years ago.
New ARC Future Fellows Megan Head, Rowena Martin, and Maja Adamska, and NHMRC Early Career Fellow Rob Summers.  Image: Sharyn Wragg.
03
Nov
2016
Congratulations to new RSB Future Fellows Maja Adamska, Megan Head, Rowena Martin, Sasha Mikheyev and Jiayu (Jean) Wen, and to NHMRC Early Career Fellow Rob Summers!
Biology Olympiad students
27
Oct
2016
A team of four high school students went to Hanoi, Vietnam for the 2016 Biology Olympiad individual competitions; a week of theory and practical exams. Out of 176 competitors, three Australian students were awarded a silver medal each, with our final competitor earning a bronze. A great result and many thanks to Guillaume Tcherkez and Bee Gunn for lending their time and expertise to teach the students.
25
Oct
2016
Kai Xun Chan (Pogson Lab, PS and ARC CoE Plant Energy Biology) has been awarded the JG Crawford prize for 2015, for his thesis entitled 'Structural and Functional Charact
Biology Field Trip
20
Oct
2016
Check out our latest video, made by Jimmy Walsh from the Colleges of Science marketing team.  Jimmy spent some time with students and teachers on the BIOL2122 field trip to Kioloa in August, and this is the result. Enjoy!
17
Oct
2016
The opening ceremony for Professor Guillaume Tcherkez's exhibition 'Flora of the Paris basin' took place at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) on the evening of Friday 14 October.
17
Oct
2016
Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) is helping to develop food crops with bigger yields and greater ability to cope with drought compared with today’s plants.
11
Oct
2016
The Australian National University (ANU) has partnered with Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany) to deliver a dual PhD program aimed at crossing boundaries to fight malaria.
A bird’s eye view on magpie attacks
11
Oct
2016
Any cyclist with a passing familiarity with the science precinct at ANU would know about The Magpies of Linnaeus Way. They are so famous that they even get capital letters, as all celebrities should.
29
Sep
2016
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) are working with researchers in France to develop a new potential way to detect and monitor breast cancer that could involve a simple blood test.
22
Sep
2016
A partnership between a plant scientist and a teacher has resulted in a trip to the impoverished rural region of Maliana in East Timor
20
Sep
2016
The habitats of more than 90 per cent of Australia's gum tree species will on average halve in size, and 16 eucalypt species are likely to become extinct, over the next 70 years due to global warming, a new international study has found.
19
Sep
2016
Scientists are a step closer to using Australia’s iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel.
19
Sep
2016
Lindell Bromham's recently published textbook on molecular evolution and phylogenetics has been shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology's undergraduate textbook of the year award. The judges commented that "This is an accessible, well laid out textbook covering difficult subject matters.

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