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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Scientists in the news this week: September 2020

Here are the stories of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

Climate change may eliminate world’s largest lizard

The Komodo dragon could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken soon.

Forensic chemistry used to combat illegal wildlife trade

Illegal wildlife trade is a major concern in Australia, now scientists have validated a new technique that detects where an alien species has come from.

Green time is better than screen time

Children and teenagers could improve their wellbeing and achieve better school results by spending more time outdoors.



Ecology and Evolution Series - Spring

Public lecture series on environmental diversity each Friday in September, October and November.

Honours in Science Information Session

Learn about the discipline-based research or a broader professional skills pathway you can complete under the mentorship of the University of Adelaide's top scientists.