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The University of Adelaide 2015 Conoco Phillips Science Experience – its positively scientific!

Calling all year 9 and 10 science aficionados – we want YOU!
Talk to your parents, your teachers, your local Rotary club and get yourself registered for an unbelievable  experience!
This action packed three day Science Experience is a collaboration of experiences from the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences.  The […]

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The University of Adelaide’s 2015 Conoco Phillips Science Experience

Calling all year 9 and 10 science enthusiasts!
Talk to your parents, your teachers  or your local Rotary club about an UNBELIEVABLE Science Experience at The University of Adelaide. It’s 3 days full of fun, exciting science activities that we hope will leave you spellbound!
You will experience our brand new, state-of-the-art labs and teaching facilities over […]

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Faculty of Sciences Restructure

Beginning in the latter half of 2013, the Faculty undertook an internal review which proposed amongst its 15 recommendations that a new structure for the Faculty of Sciences be established by reducing the number of Schools by one.
The Faculty restructure will come into effect on January 1, 2015.
For details please see the Faculty restructure information […]

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Executive Dean of Sciences Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2014

The Faculty of Sciences is pleased to announce the Executive Dean of Sciences Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2014. 
Our winners are:
–          Dr Beth Loveys is the winner in the early career category (first five years of teaching experience).
–          Dr Tara Pukala is the winner in the category for more than five years of teaching experience.
A […]

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Faculty of Sciences student wins the Young Achiever Flinders Ports Environment Award

PhD candidate Sarah Catalano has come a long way since 2010 when she was about to complete her Honours Degree!
Sarah has recently completed her PhD studying the dicyemid parasite fauna of southern Australian squid, octopus and cuttlefish species.  Sarah’s research has uncovered 10 new dicyemid parasite species, representing the first new species descriptions from Australian […]

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University of Adelaide Sciences DNA expert close to solving the case of the unknown sailor from HMAS Sydney

Associate Professor Jeremy Austin, Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide has been working on this case for seven years and is now close to solving the mystery of the lone sailor. He has been using sample DNA from the sailor’s teeth to DNA from sailors relatives.
645 sailors perished […]

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Science Experience, Jan 15-17 at The University of Adelaide

The Science Experience program is designed to give students who have an interest in science, an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work!
The University of Adelaide run the program in mid January each year (15-17 Jan 2013).  Students wishing to undertake the […]

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Echidna insight into evolution of embryo growth

An international team including University of Adelaide scientists has discovered the molecular change in echidnas enabling both parents to influence the growth of the embryo during pregnancy in mammals.
The authors of this work, published this week in the prestigious journal Science, say this provides insight into the evolution of embryo growth regulation in mammals.
Associate Professor […]

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Threat to Tasmanian devils may be explained by Ancient genes

Tasmanian devils had low immune gene diversity for hundreds, and possibly thousands, of years before the emergence of Devil Facial Tumour Disease, researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Adelaide have discovered.
“Low immune gene diversity in modern devils has been linked to the spread and devastating impacts of Devil Facial Tumour disease (DFTD),” […]

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DNA tests put axe on log piracy

Biology professor, Andrew Lowe, from the University of Adelaide said DNA can be used to trace individual logs or wood products back to the forests they came from.
This technology is the latest weapon in the fight against illegal logging and Adelaide scientists are leading the charge.
The Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity at the […]

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