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Science events

Upcoming and recurring events

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Mar

Earth Sciences Seminars - 2020

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

31

Jul

Chemistry Seminars - 2020

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

20

Aug

Waite Research Institute Webinar Series

Seminars showcasing research excellence across the agriculture, food and wine sectors.

28

Aug

Physics Seminars - 2020

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

4

Sep

Ecology and Evolution Series - Spring

Public lecture series on environmental diversity each Friday in September, October and November.

16

Sep

Sciences campus tour: North Terrace

Visit us: Tailored tours of our state-of-the-art facilities and the chance to speak to our staff and current students.

22

Sep

Animal & Veterinary Science Information Session - Online

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

6

Oct

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.

13

Oct

National Livestock Wellbeing Seminar: October

Bringing together the latest in fundamental and applied sciences within the livestock industry.

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Science news

What's trending in science?

Scientists in the news this week: September 2020

Here are the stories of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Research shows potential of gene editing in barley

Plant scientists show potential to rapidly improve barley grain quality through CRISPR genetic tool.

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Climate change may eliminate world’s largest lizard

The Komodo dragon could be driven to extinction by climate change unless significant measures to intervene are taken soon.

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Food scientist is advisor on plant-based meat

Internationally recognised food scientist joins Australian plant-based meat startup v2food as its new chief scientific advisor.

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Which winegrape varieties are grown where?

New published book will help winegrape growers better navigate future global markets and the impacts of climate change.

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Uncovering the science of Indigenous fermentation

Wine scientists discover the complex microbial communities associated with the natural fermentation of sap from the iconic Tasmanian cider gum

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Forensic chemistry used to combat illegal wildlife trade

Illegal wildlife trade is a major concern in Australia, now scientists have validated a new technique that detects where an alien species has come from.

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Green time is better than screen time

Children and teenagers could improve their wellbeing and achieve better school results by spending more time outdoors.

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Monster black hole collision detected by scientists

University of Adelaide scientists observe the biggest black hole merger so far detected.

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Science graduates share tales of career success in new podcast

Hear inspiring stories from science graduates in the University of Adelaide’s new podcast series.

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Disease resistance in plants: Oat

Honours project: Combine your passion for agriculture, plant science and bioinformatics to investigate the genetics of septoria leaf blotch to aid the development of resistant oat varieties.

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Controlling inflammation during influenza infection

Honours project: Investigate Tr1 cell mediated control of tissue damage during influenza infection.

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Identification of genes controlling marbling in cattle

Honours project: Identify genes controlling the deposition of the intramuscular fat (that is, marbling) in beef cattle to better understand fat metabolism and to provide genetic markers for selection to improve beef quality.

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Investigating the cause and prevention of red gut in lambs grazing lucerne

Honours project: Identify factors contributing to the incidence of red gut in lambs grazing lucerne, and develop strategies to prevent red gut from occurring.

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Understanding T cells in autoimmune disease

Honours project: Investigate transcriptional control of inflammatory T helper cells in autoimmunity.

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