News & Events

Learn about what’s trending in science at the University of Adelaide with the latest news, events and social engagement from across the faculty and schools.

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  LinkedIn

Science events

Upcoming and recurring events

1

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.

4

Jun

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.

21

Jul

Faculty of Sciences Welcome Session (July)

Social and academic activities to help new science students settle into student life at our North Terrace campus.

21

Jul

Student Support Services Expo

Your chance to find out how you can take advantage of the services offered free of charge to students.

22

Jul

Waite Campus Orientation Day

Settle into study and student life at our Waite campus with our welcome and orientation day.

27

Sep

Animal & Veterinary Science Information Session - Roseworthy campus

Visit us to learn about our programs and the career opportunities in animal and veterinary science.

28

Sep

Animal & Veterinary Science Information Session - Webinar

Webinar: Learn about our programs and the career opportunities in animal and veterinary science.

more...

Science news

What's trending in science?

Engineering a virus: What is gain of function research?

Interview with researcher A/Prof Michael Beard about gain-of-function research, a technique used in virology and genetics to alter the function of a virus.

Read more about  What is gain of function research?

Experts refute River Murray estuary claims

Scientists confirm that the lower River Murray was not an estuary more than 7,000 years ago – reinforcing scientific evidence likely to influence important river management policy decisions.

Read more about Experts refute River Murray estuary claims

Time to wake up to the illegal trade of sleepy lizards

Australian reptiles face serious conservation threats from illegal poaching fuelled by international demand and the exotic pet trade.

Read more about Time to wake up to the illegal trade of sleepy lizards

Scientists unearth secrets about the evolution of soil-burrowing cockroaches

Evolutionary biologists have assessed the phenomenon of parallelism in soil-burrowing cockroaches for the first time.

Read more about Scientists unearth secrets about the evolution of soil-burrowing cockroaches

Optical imaging and battery technology focus for Laureates

Two University of Adelaide scientists have been awarded prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships by the Australian Research Council.

Read more about Optical imaging and battery technology focus for Laureates

Studying veterinary bioscience online at the University of Adelaide

Meet Christina, a University of Adelaide veterinary bioscience student studying remotely from Hong Kong.

Read more about Studying veterinary bioscience online at the University of Adelaide

Improving vaccine allergy tests

South Australian researchers have been studying ways to improve tests for allergies to vaccine ingredients.

Read more about Improving vaccine allergy tests

Survey: How do you interact with your cat?

Animal behaviour researchers want to hear from people who own a cat to learn more about our feline friends and how we interact with them.

Read more about How do you interact with your cat?

Snakes need to stretch, scientists say

Minimum enclosure sizes for snakes in captivity should enable them to stretch out fully, say animal welfare experts.

Read more about Snakes need to stretch, scientists say

Slowing the sugar rush to yield better grapes

Scientists have found a solution to manage the accelerated rate at which grapes ripen in warmer climates, which can result in poor colour and aroma development.
 

Read more about Slowing the sugar rush to yield better grapes

Chemistry researchers target cleaner future for heavy industry

Researchers from the School of Physical Sciences are involved in the new Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre.

Read more about Chemistry researchers target cleaner future for heavy industry

First detection of a collision between a neutron star and a black hole

Scientists detected the death spiral and merger of the two of the most extreme objects in the Universe, a neutron star and a black hole. 

Read more about First detection of a collision between a neutron star and a black hole

New findings to boost barley yields at higher temps

Researchers identify a novel mechanism in barley plants which could help crop growers achieve high yields as temperatures rise.

Read more about New findings to boost barley yields at higher temps

What makes vets feel good at work?

Researchers investigate the positive side of veterinary work and what brings vets pleasure in their job.

Read more about What makes vets feel good at work?

Scientists seek Pomeranian dogs to participate in new gene study

Researchers are seeking Pomeranian and PomX dogs for a free and simple mouth swab to identify how widespread a defective gene is in the breed's Australian population.

Read more about Scientists seek Pomeranian dogs to participate in new gene study

Coronaviruses have been hijacking human genes for 20,000 years

Humans have been exposed to coronaviruses for more than 20,000 years, according to new University of Adelaide research.

Read more about Coronaviruses have been hijacking human genes for 20,000 years