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Science awards celebrate academic, student and staff success

Science awards 2020 Linda Armbrecht

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

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Students and graduates leading backyard biodiversity and citizen science

Biology Society of South Australia Bradley Bianco

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

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Fish have bigger sex organs and more reproductive success in acidic oceans

The common triplefin

Some species of fish will have higher reproductive capacity because of larger sex organs, under the more acidic oceans of the future.

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University offers: Hey new students, we’re here to help!

University of Adelaide student - Maths Lawns, North Terrace campus

You've received an offer, what now? Learn how we can help.

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A letter to my Year 12 self – Sophie Dolling

Science student Sophie Dolling

"If I were to have my time at uni again there are a few things I wish I knew…"

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Ancient DNA research reveals evolutionary secrets of Game of Thrones dire wolves

Artwork credit: Mauricio Antón/Nature. Caption: Somewhere in Southwestern North America during the late Pleistocene, a pack of dire wolves (Canis dirus) are feeding on their bison kill, while a pair of grey wolves (Canis lupus) approach in the hopes of scavenging. One of the dire wolves rushes in to confront the grey wolves, and their confrontation allows a comparison of the bigger, larger-headed and reddish-brown dire wolf with its smaller, grey relative.

University of Adelaide scientists have sequenced the ancient DNA of dire wolf fossils for the first time and uncovered new secrets of the animal made famous by the TV show Game of Thrones.

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Genomics milestone: Scientists uncover genomes of platypus and echidna

Echidna CSI

University of Adelaide scientists have produced the first ever echidna genome and a greatly improved, high-quality platypus genome sequence.

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Vietnamese science student helping international arrivals thrive in Adelaide

Hien Minh (Jean) Vu - Plant Production Innovation student

International students are adapting to life at the University of Adelaide with the support of dedicated science student Hien Minh Vu.

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‘Vet tech’ degree to target emerging skills gap

Veterinary technology

The three-year Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at the University’s Roseworthy campus will train allied veterinary professionals.

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Radiation is the world’s own superhero

Oliphant Science Awards 2020 - Chengcheng Zheng and Professor Murray Whitelaw

Chengcheng Zheng of Wilderness School receives science writing award at the SASTA Oliphant Science Awards.

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