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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'Ingenious' scientists feature at key research-industry showcase

Scientists will feature at Ingenuity 2020 – a showcase of student projects exploring real-life applications across all disciplines of STEM.

Droughts are threatening global wetlands: new study

Scientists highlight the physical and chemical changes that occur during droughts that lead to severe, and sometimes irreversible, drying of wetland soils.

Sculpture of iconic Ediacaran fossil unveiled

The legacy of science alumni and geological research highlighted with new sculpture celebrating our state’s fossil emblem, Spriggina floundersi.

Scientists set to track Kangaroo Island’s post-bushfire ecosystem recovery

Post-fire recovery rates and ecosystem resilience of Kangaroo Island’s bushfire affected areas will be monitored when scientists return to the island this month.



Ecology and Evolution Series - Spring

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

Honours in Science Information Session

Learn about the discipline-based research or a broader professional skills pathway you can complete under the mentorship of the University of Adelaide's top scientists.