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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Uni of Adelaide experts recognised for science excellence

University of Adelaide scientists recognised at the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards.

High CO2 to slow tropical fish move to cooler waters

Ocean acidification predicted under continuing high CO2 emissions may make cooler, temperate waters less welcoming to tropical fish.

Science awards celebrate academic, student and staff success

The recent Faculty of Sciences’ awards showcase celebrated research, teaching, leadership, professional staff and student success.

Students and graduates leading backyard biodiversity and citizen science

Ever wanted to attract native reptiles, bees and birds to your backyard?



Ecology and Evolution Series: Blueprints for action

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