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A new dawn in plant breeding: Australian Plant Breeding Academy

The University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is partnering with Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd (AGT) on a new academy to take Australia’s plant breeding into the future.

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Celebrating success in the SA Science Awards

Congratulations to Dr Richard Lilly and Dr Tahlia Perry who are finalists in the 2021 South Australian Science Excellence and Innovation awards!

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Alien organisms – hitchhikers of the galaxy?

Scientists warn, without good biosecurity measures ‘alien organisms’ on Earth may become a reality stranger than fiction.

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Fishing for solutions to the plastic problem

More than 35 percent of fish caught in the waters off southern Australia contain microplastics, and the problem is worse in SA - but many people in the fishing industry aren’t aware that we even have an ocean plastic problem.

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Ironing out the cause of Alzheimer’s disease

University of Adelaide researchers have found important evidence supporting their theory that a deficiency of active iron in the brain is an important factor in Alzheimer’s disease.

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How humans catalysed the extinction of the woolly mammoth

New research shows that humans had a significant role in the extinction of woolly mammoths in Eurasia, occurring thousands of years later than previously thought. 

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New Ramsay Fellows to lead physical sciences' research

The University of Adelaide’s newest Ramsay Scholars will conduct trailblazing research spanning computational materials science to novel statistical and machine learning for astrophysical phenomena. 

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Smuggling bear parts in Australia and NZ

Australia doesn’t have any native bears, yet our involvement in the illegal trade of bear parts and products is sadly a different story. 

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What do astronauts eat?

But what are the challenges of growing plants in space? And how could we develop crops to support long-term space habitation?

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Does Australia have too many kangaroos?

Wildlife scientists have come together to call for urgent reforms to the management of Australia’s kangaroo populations.

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A new dawn in plant breeding: Australian Plant Breeding Academy

The University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is partnering with Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd (AGT) on a new academy to take Australia’s plant breeding into the future.

Celebrating success in the SA Science Awards

Congratulations to Dr Richard Lilly and Dr Tahlia Perry who are finalists in the 2021 South Australian Science Excellence and Innovation awards!

Alien organisms – hitchhikers of the galaxy?

Scientists warn, without good biosecurity measures ‘alien organisms’ on Earth may become a reality stranger than fiction.

Fishing for solutions to the plastic problem

More than 35 percent of fish caught in the waters off southern Australia contain microplastics, and the problem is worse in SA - but many people in the fishing industry aren’t aware that we even have an ocean plastic problem.

Ironing out the cause of Alzheimer’s disease

University of Adelaide researchers have found important evidence supporting their theory that a deficiency of active iron in the brain is an important factor in Alzheimer’s disease.

How humans catalysed the extinction of the woolly mammoth

New research shows that humans had a significant role in the extinction of woolly mammoths in Eurasia, occurring thousands of years later than previously thought. 

New Ramsay Fellows to lead physical sciences' research

The University of Adelaide’s newest Ramsay Scholars will conduct trailblazing research spanning computational materials science to novel statistical and machine learning for astrophysical phenomena. 

Smuggling bear parts in Australia and NZ

Australia doesn’t have any native bears, yet our involvement in the illegal trade of bear parts and products is sadly a different story. 

What do astronauts eat?

But what are the challenges of growing plants in space? And how could we develop crops to support long-term space habitation?

Does Australia have too many kangaroos?

Wildlife scientists have come together to call for urgent reforms to the management of Australia’s kangaroo populations.

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Science events

Upcoming and recurring events

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Jan

Physics Seminars - 2021

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Physics at the University of Adelaide.

1

Feb

Earth Sciences Seminars - 2021

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

5

Feb

Chemistry Seminars - 2021

A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide.

18

Nov

Back to the Future: Understanding Kangaroo Island’s fire and water history to plan for the future

Join us for an evening of 'science in the pub' featuring scientists from the University of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island Landscape Board.

30

Nov

How to get the offer you want

An online Q&A session with the Future Student team to run through all of your questions about getting into the degree you want, or the backup pathways available to you.

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