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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Eureka! Shellfish reef project wins major award

University of Adelaide marine ecologists are among a team of scientists awarded a Eureka Prize for their research towards rebuilding Australia’s lost shellfish reefs.

$7m boost for sciences research

ARC Discovery projects showcase the dynamic breadth of sciences research at the University of Adelaide.

River Murray fish species bounce back from Millennium Drought

Research shows some native migratory fish species are now thriving after an earlier threat of extinction.

A pain in the grass: Native wildlife and cultural sites in arid Australia at risk

Researchers have uncovered, for the first time, the extent of impact that buffel grass has on the environment in arid Australia.



Ecology and Evolution Series: Our changing environment

Public lecture series about 'our changing environment' in December 2020 and February 2021.

Parents Information and Q+A Evening - Sciences

Information session for parents who have children interested in studying science at the University of Adelaide.

Get ready! Studying Sciences at Adelaide

Calling all new students planning on joining us in 2021.

Welcome to Sciences: Open campus experience

About to start a science degree? Join us at North Terrace campus to discover where you will be studying in 2021 and what it's like to be a science student.