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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Science graduates share tales of career success in new podcast

Hear inspiring stories from science graduates in the University of Adelaide’s new podcast series.

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

Video: Shape-Shifting Sea Snakes

Environment Institute researchers are using comparative approaches to understand how phenotypic diversity evolves by the process of natural selection, using a surprising group of animals: sea snakes.

Scientists in the news this week: July 3, 2020

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.



Ecology and Evolution Series - Winter

Public lecture series throughout June, July and August.

Ecology and Evolution Series - Spring

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