Centres & units

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 listed below.

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis »

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis is researching photosynthesis with the aim of increasing the yield of important food crops to address global food shortages in a changing world climate.
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ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology »

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB) is a cutting edge research centre focused on better understanding the way in which plants interconvert forms of chemical energy in response to environmental change.

Australian Mountain Research Facility »

The Australian Mountain Environmental Research Facility is a collaboration across universities and land management agencies that brings together leading institutions and researchers to produce world-leading ecosystem, evolutionary and biophysical science, to guide adaptive management of High Mountains across Australia.
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Centre for Biodiversity Analysis »

The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis (CBA) is a collaboration between ANU, CSIRO and the University of Canberra (UC) to exploit new and emerging capabilities in the discovery, understanding and conservation of Australia’s unique biodiversity.
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Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Unit »

The Computational Biology Unit (CBBU) houses academic groups, and provides bioinformatics and computational biology support to all members of RSB.
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Konzo Prevention Unit »

Konzo is a neurological disease that causes irreversible paralysis of the legs. It is caused by malnutrition and consumption of high levels of a cyanide compound in cassava. Thanks to the research of Dr Howard Bradbury, there is now a simple, inexpensive method to remove the poisonous compound and prevent Konzo.