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17
Nov
2014
The School has done very well with regards to Discovery projects and DECRA fellowships. Congratulations to all successful applicants.
Murray Badger and Spencer Whitney, CoETP
25
Oct
2014
A research centre exploring new technologies for improving crop yields to secure food supply has been launched at the Research School of Biology.
Cover 'The Insects'
21
Oct
2014
Penny Gullan and Peter Cranston, Emeritus Professors in EEG, have received advance copies of their new 5th edition of 'The Insects: An Outline of Entomology'.
Women in Science dinner at Teatro Vivaldi, 28-09-2014
28
Sep
2014
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.
Study species, the Tobacco plant
23
Sep
2014
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.
Dr Phuong Tran at the ANU Research School of Biology. Photo: Stuart Hay, ANU
09
Sep
2014
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.
Allen Rodrigo
05
Sep
2014
The University has appointed Professor Allen Rodrigo as Director of the Research School of Biology (RSB) in the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment. He will take up the role in July 2015.
Tropical forest mountains-to-lowlands, Peru
04
Sep
2014
Carbon stored in the world’s soils is more vulnerable to climate change than expected, a study suggests.
Paul Cooper Ice Bucket Challenge
01
Sep
2014
Helping to raise funds for charity or medical research is not new to Dr Cooper, but he said it is not usually so public.
Dr Kastoori Hingorani (L) and Professor Ron Pace. Image Stuart Hay, ANU
21
Aug
2014
“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.
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13
Aug
2014
Australian native cuckoos are engaged in an arms race, competing with each other to take over other species’ nests.
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31
Jul
2014
Two RSB members have been awarded Future Fellowships: Ajay Narendra and Guillaume Tcherkez.
PhD student Tiffany Russell and Associate Professor David Tscharke examining cells infected with herpes virus. Photo Stuart Hay, ANU
29
Jul
2014
Scientists researching the herpes virus have been surprised to find an ongoing conflict in the cells of sufferers, even when the virus is apparently dormant.
George Olah and Scarlet Macaw
15
Jul
2014
George Olah used forensic genetic techniques to learn about Peru's Macaw population, and the impact of a massive road project on breeding of these birds.
Susanne von Caemmerer receiving the Charles F. Kettering Award
12
Jul
2014
The Charles F. Kettering Award recognises excellence in photosynthesis research.
New insights into pain relief
04
Jul
2014
The precise knowledge of how the drug molecules attach to proteins in the nerve cell give a springboard for redesigning drugs without the side-effects that current drugs bring with them.
The Robertson Building (no. 46)
19
Jun
2014
All of biology and virtually all of science at ANU will be housed in state-of-the-art lab and office space, following the renovation of the West and Central Wings of the Robertson Building in 2017.
Eucalyptus sapling
12
Jun
2014
Scientists have sequenced the genetic code of the eucalypt for the first time, revealing how the Australian icon became the world’s favourite hardwood.
Field experiments in the Australian Alps
10
Jun
2014
A new field course will be offered in December 2015, 'Field Studies in Functional Ecology'.
Conference attendees on the last day. Photo: Anne-Sophie Dielen
09
Jun
2014
An expedition composed of 21 RSB Plant Sciences researchers, including lab leaders, postdocs, students and research officers, attended the 2014 Gordon Research Conference 'CO2 assimilation in plan

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