The future of parasite research in Australia will be in safe hands as 16 young Australian scientists converged for an intensive 2-week workshop with world-leading biologists to study worms, protozoans, ticks, fleas, lice and more.
Congratulations to all 91 students who presented at the 2014 RSB student conference. The short-format talks once again provided a highly engaging showcase of the diverse and high calibre research being undertaken within the School.
John Evans (the Head of the Division of Plant Sciences, and a Cheif Investigator of the CoE Centre for Translational Photosynthesis) was interviewed by Cameron Wilson from the ABC's Bush Telegraph, on photosynthesis research
A dinner for Women in Science dinner was held at Teatro Vivaldi (ANU) on 28 September.The dinner, which was part of Combio2014, was attended by sixty-five people, including thirteen ANU staff and students.
It has been proposed that cyanobacteria — which obtain their energy from a highly efficient form of photosynthesis — might hold the key to increasing the yield of our most important crops and vegetables.
A new study has revealed a weak spot in the complex life cycle of malaria, which could be exploited to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.
It found female malaria parasites put on fat differently to male ones.
“Water is abundant and so is sunlight. It is an exciting prospect to use them to create hydrogen, and do it cheaply and safely,” said Dr Kastoori Hingorani, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis in the ANU Research School of Biology.