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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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Explore programs in biomedical science, biotechnology, biology and environmental science.

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Discover our unique research environment that links teaching, honours and postgraduate research excellence.

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Meet the wide network of collaborating partners that support our research and education programs.

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News

Scientists in the news this week: May 29, 2020

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

Evolution of colour vision in sea snakes

New research suggests sea snakes’ vision has been modifying genetically over millions of generations, enabling them to adapt to new environments and see prey – and predators – deep below the sea surface.

A return to the wild for better immune health

Revegetation of green spaces within cities can improve soil microbiota diversity resulting in human health benefits, researchers say.

Scientists in the news this week: May 22, 2020

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

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Events

Ecology and Evolution Series - Winter

Public lecture series each Friday in June, July and August.

STEM Careers Night – Online with the University of Adelaide

Online event: Connect the dots between our innovative degrees and your dream career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!

Ecology and Evolution Series - Spring

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

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