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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They're strange, alien-like creatures from the Flinders Ranges - but how do they eat?

University of Adelaide scientists have discovered the feeding mode of Pentaradial Arkarua, a strange, alien-like creature that once roamed the Flinders Ranges.

Primary school sting nets new wasp species

Four primary schools in regional South Australia have discovered and named new species of wasps as part of a new citizen science project led by the University of Adelaide.

Success for sciences in industry-linked ARC grants

The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $3.6 million in industry-linked grants by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for important research that will attract a further $1.8 million in support from industry.

Adelaide scientists discover new evidence in search for the mysterious Denisovans

Scientists make DNA breakthrough in the quest to better understand our mysterious ancient cousins.



Ecology and Evolution Series: Blueprints for action

Public lecture series on 'Blueprints for action' for March and May.

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.

STEM Careers Night – 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: Our Origins

Public lecture series during June, July and August on 'Our Origins', Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of The Descent of Man.