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.
Scientists have come up with a simple new test to analyse sulfur isotopes which can be used to help investigate chemical changes in water.
Interview with researcher A/Prof Michael Beard about gain-of-function research, a technique used in virology and genetics to alter the function of a virus.
Australian reptiles face serious conservation threats from illegal poaching fuelled by international demand and the exotic pet trade.
Evolutionary biologists have assessed the phenomenon of parallelism in soil-burrowing cockroaches for the first time.
Public lecture series during June, July and August on 'Our Origins', Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of The Descent of Man.
Social and academic activities to help new science students settle into student life at our North Terrace campus.