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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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News

Kicking goals in sciences gender equity and diversity

Improving gender equity and diversity in STEM has been rewarded with the award of an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award, the highest level of this award available in Australia.

Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

Scientists say keep washing your hands, especially in cities and airports, but don’t be afraid of getting a little dirty in biodiverse environments.

Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable

Scientists are investigating ways to intervene and facilitate climate adaptation at high-biodiversity locations expected to be hit the hardest by climate change.

eDNA techniques to transform subterranean environmental assessment

A new project is set to transform understanding of the impact of mining on Australian subterranean species.

Drones helping Australian sea lion survival

Australian sea lions are in trouble. Scientists are using drones to investigate the health of these animals.

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Events

Ecology and Evolution Series - Summer #4

This event covers the topics of conserving orchids in a changing climate; and how conservation actions can alleviate the effect of climate change on marine biodiversity.

Ecology and Evolution Series - Autumn

Public lecture series each Friday in March, April and May on 'threatened species'.

Research Tuesdays: Firing Debate

As the smoke finally clears from a horrific bushfire season, we ask: what can, and should, we do differently to strategically manage our bushfire risk in future, given our climate will only become more hostile?

Ecology and Evolution Series - Winter

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

Ecology and Evolution Series - Spring

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

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