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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Ancient DNA research reveals evolutionary secrets of Game of Thrones dire wolves

University of Adelaide scientists have sequenced the ancient DNA of dire wolf fossils for the first time and uncovered new secrets of the animal made famous by the TV show Game of Thrones.

Genomics milestone: Scientists uncover genomes of platypus and echidna

University of Adelaide scientists have produced the first ever echidna genome and a greatly improved, high-quality platypus genome sequence.

Ecologist Samantha Munroe named Superstar of STEM

School of Biological Sciences and TERN researcher joins latest cohort of brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.



Ecology and Evolution Series: Our changing environment

Public lecture series about 'our changing environment' in December 2020 and February 2021.

Welcome to Sciences: Open campus experience

About to start a science degree? Join us at North Terrace campus to discover where you will be studying in 2021 and what it's like to be a science student.

Sciences Orientation Day - North Terrace

Settle in to student life with our Faculty of Sciences welcome event.