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12 October 2022
PS Seminar Series - Phi thickenings in roots - A mechanism that mechanically strengthens the growing primary root? »
Assoc Professor David Collings, The University of Newcastle
Phi thickenings are peculiar secondary cell wall thickenings that form reinforcing bands around the radial walls of cortical cells in plant roots, a location where only a primary...
7 October 2022
PS PhD Exit Seminar - Wheat Growth in a Changing World: Genetic and Environmental Drivers of Variation in Leaf Respiration ...
Andres Garcia, PhD candidate, Atkin Group - Plant respiration in a changing world
Global crop yields per hectare have plateaued in recent years while consumption and population continue to grow.
4 October 2022
RSB Director's Seminar: Adaptation now: quantitative genetic study of natural selection and evolution in the anthropocene...
28 September 2022
PS Seminar Series: Chromatin structure and DNA methylation as drivers of intraspecies genome variability and evolution in a fungal...
Mareike Moeller, Postdoc, Oregon State University, USA
The ability to rapidly adapt to changing environments, especially to artificial environments created by industrial agriculture and modern medicine, is crucial for the success of...
27 September 2022
Professor Belinda Medlyn
Forest responses to a warming climate
21 September 2022
John Passioura, Visiting Fellow, The Australian National University
‘Translational research’ became an increasingly common term when it was realised that much agriculturally inspired basic research failed to contribute to the improvement of crops.
15 September 2022
Simone Babij, Leyton Group, BSB, RSB
Malaria kills around 400,000 people each year and the prevention and treatment of this disease is highly reliant on chemotherapy.
2 September 2022
Truc Nguyen, Gordon Group, E&E, RSB
Extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) strains are responsible for the majority of extra-intestinal infections in humans, including urinary tract infections,...
31 August 2022
E&E PhD Exit Seminar: Systematics and Evolutionary Biology of the Weevils Associated with Cycads in Australia (Coleoptera:...
Yun Hsiao, Rowell Group, E&E, RSB
Cycads are subtropical and tropical palm-like gymnosperms, commonly known as “living fossils” as they arose in the late Paleozoic and were much more diverse and dominant during...
26 August 2022
E&E PhD Exit Seminar: Sex and conflict: How competition shapes reproduction, behaviour and life-histories in various animals...
Lauren Harrison, Head & Jennions Groups, E&E, RSB
Males compete against each other for female attention, for access to mating opportunities, and the sperm of multiple males can compete to fertilise a female’s eggs.