Biological Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Megan Lewis who has won 2016 Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence for in HDR Supervisory Practice.

The Stephen Cole the Elder Awards for Excellence are the University of Adelaide’s premier learning and teaching awards. They recognise the contributions made to student learning by both academic and professional staff, and reward the University’s highest achievers in teaching, support of teaching, and supervisory practices.

Congratulations to Velta Vingelis and Pablo Munguia who have won inaugural Student-led Teaching Awards. They will receive their awards on Friday 9 December 2016.

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Thea Wuebbelmann, an ecology research student is visiting from Germany from 2 February – 1 April 2017 and is looking for accommodation. Does anyone have a room to rent for this period? If so can you please contact Thea at

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Corporate Cup Success The team ‘Grey Hares’ from the School of Biological Sciences has taken out the Veterans Trophy for the 4.8 km Corporate Cup 2016 (7 runs over 14 weeks). The team was spearheaded by Jeremy ‘The Jet’ Austin, with support from Rob Reid, Alan McLennan, Steve Cooper, Mark Stevens, Scotte Wedderburn and Tom […]

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Just a reminder that the School Research Symposium will be taking place on Tuesday 15 November in the Braggs Lecture Theatre, 9:30am to 4:00pm, concluding with drinks and nibbles. The day will feature several keynote speakers, as well as speakers from each of our Departments. This year we also plan on having a short video […]

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Vacancy for a Post-doctoral position at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia working on lobster population genomics. See Job Description

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Issue 18 of e-Science out now! In the new and exciting issue of e-Science, discover: The surge in cephalopod populations around the world How resistant bacteria can survive our best medicines The snotty vampire weed that could help protect our biodiversity What ways we can store more environmentally friendly fuels Plus the latest breakthroughs, classroom […]

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The Clunies Ross Awards recognise contributions by dedicated individuals to the application of technology for the benefit of Australia. Do you know a science and technology entrepreneur? Someone who has commercialised technology?  Or someone who had led the adoption of technology? NOMINATE THEM FOR A 2017 CLUNIES ROSS AWARD Nominations are now open and must […]

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Professor Rob Fitzpatrick (School of Biological Sciences), Director of the Acid Sulfate Soils Centre and Centre for Australian Forensic Soil Science (CSIRO) has won the inaugural award for outstanding international contributions to Forensic Geology & Forensic Soil Science by the International Union of Geological Sciences, Initiative on Forensic Geology.  The award was recently presented to […]

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At the annual SA Spatial Excellence Awards dinner on 19 August at the Adelaide Convention Centre two School of Biological Sciences members were recipients of individual awards: Alicia Caruso won the 2016 South Australian Spatial Excellence Undergraduate Award for her Honours project ‘Understanding Source Water and Surface Processes of Mound Springs using Remote Sensing’ completed […]

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Congratulations to Atma Ivancevic, a PhD Student in Adelson Lab, who is one of five winners for the Publishing Better Science through Better Data writing competition. Publishing Better Science through Better Data is a free, full day conference focussing on how early career researchers can best utilise and manage research data. The conference is to […]

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