School of Biological Sciences
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.
Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island.
Researchers are using new ways to gain genetic information from ocean sediment to determine the past and future survival of our coastal vegetation.
Scientists are learning more about what drives the exotic pet trade to help reduce the threat of new invasive animal and bird species.
The University's biosciences research and education has been boosted by a new leader.
Scientists find restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’ bacteria over ‘bad’.
Scientists from the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections.