Teaching and research in the School of Biological Sciences spans the scale and breadth of the living world - from molecules, genes and cells; organisms and their environments; to broad landscapes that cover Earth.

We go back in time to understand how evolution has shaped the present world, and into the future, developing new technologies to improve human health and better manage our environment.

The school brings together outstanding teachers and world-leading researchers to provide undergraduate and postgraduate programs and research training in biomedical sciences and biotechnology (biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and immunology), evolution, ecology and environmental science.

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New citizen science project to create a buzz in rural Australian schools

School students will be able to document their local insect biodiversity and potentially discover new species in their area, as part of a new project led by SA Museum and University of Adelaide scientists.

Fluorescent cells could be key to cancer diagnosis

Scientists are a step closer to creating a fluorescent sensor that detects cancerous cells, which could become a new tool in the early identification of cancer.

Seeking eco-warriors to create award-winning videos

High school students have the opportunity to be named the University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year and win themselves cash prizes by making a short video about an environmental problem or solution.

Tall Poppy awards for Uni of Adelaide researchers

Five University of Adelaide researchers have won 2021 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.



Discover Robert Hooke's Micrographia restaura with Dr Jane Lomax-Smith

Learn about one of the most important scientific texts of its time, it essentially initiated the field of microscopy.