Discover more about what happens in the School of Biological Sciences. Follow what it takes to be scientist and find stories about our latest field trips and newest discoveries.
 
 
BELLY BUTTON BIOLOGY»

Thanks to all our Open Day visitors who participated in Belly Button Biology. Your plates are now available to view the good (and bad) bacteria growing all over them. The results are consistent  with usual microflora. The black fungal colonies are a result of plate contamination, and are not from your belly button!

 
 
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FIELD TRIP FEATURE »
Students enrolled in MARS2005 Australia's Marine Environment are given the opportunity to explore Heron Island and its surrounding coral reefs. Students interested in taking this course should check with their Faculty if it can be credited towards their program. The course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.
 
 
 
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Indigenous Communities
The School has a number of research programs that allow School staff to develop close collaborations with Indigenous communities. In some of these cases, explicit consideration has been given to educational outcomes for the local communities involved.
High School Outreach
Our suite of new activities provide students with hands-on experience of being a biologist who is investigating a problem such as an animal forensic murder mystery, impact of a flood event on the marine environment, and detection and identification of a mystery disease-causing organism.
 
 
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with Federico Gaiti

  • BS University of Bologna
  • MS Marine Biology University of Bologna
  • Master's thesis research University of California
 
PhD Candidate with the Degnan Lab

 

I am studying long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in Amphimedon queenslandica, a sponge native to Great Barrier Reef. I am currently optimising a protocol for chromatin immunoprecipitation and developing a computational pipeline to identify lncRNAs in the genome of A. queenslandica.
 
 
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Caitlin Syme is investigating the death, decay, and fossilisation of 98 million year old dinosaurs, crocodiles, and fish from central western Queensland. She is also researching how these animals came to be preserved in sandstone concretions, which is unique for the Winton Formation.
 
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Who is the Critical Finch? Taryn Crispin is a PhD candidate in the School of Biological Sciences working in the Evolutionary Physiology lab. Taryn is currently researching the evolution of metabolic rate in ectothermic animals.
 
 
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