Research

‘Compounds ANU’ forges bonds between chemistry, biology and medical research

Compounds ANU, a library of compounds managed by RSC, is now available to biological and medical researchers across ANU.

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Owen Atkin announced 2019 Entrepreneurial Fellow

Plant biologist and Head of the Plant Sciences Division at the ANU Research School of Biology, Professor Owen Atkin, has been named the 2019 Vice-Chancellor's...

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Indigenous knowledge & culture ANU/CDU exchange program

Would you like to learn more about Indigenous Australian culture and knowledge? Would you like to travel to northern Australia? The RSB is offering up to 8...

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Working on Country winning photograph, by the Djelk Ranger group from Maningrida: indigenous.gov.au

The lizard and the egg: lizards break golden rule of biology

Researchers at the ANU Research School of Biology have made a remarkable discovery about a group of lizards, and how they've managed to thrive in...

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The lizard and the egg: Liolaemus lizards break golden rule of biology

How to put together a fast carbon-capturing engine: lessons from blue-green algae

A scientific breakthrough intended to help boost the yields of food crops has solved a long-standing question of how cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae,...

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Blue-green algae promises to help boost food crop yields

Local birds are expert eavesdroppers

Birds can quickly learn to recognise alarm calls from different species.

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Marcin Adamski

Research background 

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The Research School of Biology is devoted to the study of biological processes in plants, animals and humans. It is home to over 60 academics and their research groups, which for purposes of research support and administration are subdivided into three Divisions: Plant SciencesEcology and Evolution, and Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry.

The Research School of Biology supports academic groups with significant facilities and infrastructure, such as plant growth facilities, green houses, animal housing and a pool of large equipment. The School has a Mass Spectrometry Facility for metabolomics and proteomics and together with CSIRO Pant Industry houses the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility.

The Divisions and each of the infrastructure areas are supported by teams of professional staff. RSB academics are supported by grants from large variety of sources, and participate in external Centres and Units, including the:

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