Past events

20
Feb
2019
Speaker: Ross Dennis
Germination is the critical first step in a plant’s life history.  A seed needs to determine the right time and place to germinate to give the subsequent plant the best chance at survival and prosperity.
19
Feb
2019
Speaker: Christian Rixen & Sonja Wipf, Team Mountain Ecology, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Switzerland
In cold biomes, the distribution of plant species and the composition of vegetation communities is strongly shaped by climatic conditions.
18
Feb
2019
Speaker: Associate Professor Claudia E. Vickers
In the first part of this presentation, I will introduce the CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform and its research foci in Chemicals & Fibres, Environment & Biocontrol, Health & Medicine, and social sciences, as well as our collaborative activities across Australia.
14
Feb
2019
Speaker: Melanie Ridgway and Meenu Pratap - Maier Group PhD candidates
Malaria is a deadly disease, caused by parasite Plasmodium falciparum, that affects a large percentage of the world’s population. Symptoms of severe malaria arise from the asexual stage of the parasite life cycle, which occurs in human red blood cells.
13
Feb
2019
Speaker: Steve Kelly, University of Oxford
There is substantial natural diversity in photosynthetic efficiency across the tree of life.
08
Feb
2019
Speaker: Thomas Semple, Peakall Group, E&E, RSB
Thynnine wasps are a remarkable group of insects. They display extreme sexual dimorphism, and copulation typically occurs "on the wing", with the female suspended solely by her genitalia as she is carried by the male.
07
Feb
2019
Speaker: Julian Schroeder, UC San Diego
Julian Schroeder is Novartis Chair and Distinguished Professor at UC San Diego.
07
Feb
2019
Speaker: Ritu Mittra - PhD Candidate - Callaghan Group
The multidrug resistance protein P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is characterized by its ability to bind and/or transport many chemically, structurally, and functionally unrelated drugs.
31
Jan
2019
Speaker: Steve Long and Donald Ort
Please join us for this special edition Plant Science seminar to be a co-presentation by Steve Long and Donald Ort who are the director and co-director of RIPE (Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency).
30
Jan
2019
Speaker: Peng Zhang
Abiotic stress is a major limitation on agricultural productivity. Due to global climate change and rising temperatures, plants increasingly face the threat of heat stress, which has significant impacts on plant growth and crop yield.

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