Past events

12–14 September 2017
In collaboration with CSIRO NRCA, the theme for our 2017 conference is the interplay between genomics and collections (museums and herbaria). For evolutionary...
12.30–1.30am 18 August 2017
Nearly every major bacterial lineage studied to date possesses strains that produce protein-based toxins that are thought to function as anti-competitor compounds. Toxin...
12–20 August 2017
QuestaGame, in partnership with Australia's botanic gardens, have a new citizen science challenge. This National Science Week, thousands of Australians will be...
6–7.30pm 10 August 2017
Contemporary scientific practice is much more diverse than it used to be and more change seems likely. Society has expectations of science and scientists but these expectations...
5.30pm 10 August 2017
Here is yet another remarkable story of trans-oceanic dispersal, comparably improbable with caecilians and monkeys across the Atlantic, or perhaps more so. Harrison, S. E.,...
12–2pm 4 August 2017
Foundation species play a role is establishing the bio-capacity of the ecosystem. Land use and climate change, along with invasive species, are degrading landscapes such that...
1–2pm 1 August 2017
Plate tectonics has controlled the configuration of continents over billions of years of Earth history. This changing configuration has been key to the biogeographic dispersal and...
5.30pm 27 July 2017
For discussion, here is a controversial paper arguing for an international bureaucracy to vet (with power to reject power) all proposed new species before they are formally...
1–2pm 21 July 2017
The western house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) and common shrew (Sorex araneus) show dramatic chromosomal variation, with around 100 chromosomal races in each species...
5.30pm 13 July 2017
It is becoming evident that substitution rate is a factor affecting accuracy of phylogenetic analyses using large genomic datasets. This study uses simulation to estimate the...
10–11am 7 July 2017
The rapid and ongoing growth of human population and footprint are transforming the remaining expanses of natural vegetation, shrinking the habitat of most other species, inducing...
5.30pm 29 June 2017
This week's paper for disscussion is: McIntyre SRN, Lineweaver CH, Groves CP, Chopra A. 2017. Global biogeography since Pangaea. Proc Biol Sci 284(1856...
9.30am–5pm 22 June 2017
This one day Jalview hands-on training course is designed for life sciences graduate students and other researchers who need to align and analyse proteins, RNA and DNA...
5.30pm 15 June 2017
Here is a short paper for a short week: Lindenmayer D, Scheele B. 2017. Do not publish. Limiting open-access information on rare and endangered species that wll help to...
14–16 June 2017
This CBA-supported workshop is targeted at beginner and intermediate users of the Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencing platform. It represents a unique...
5.30pm 1 June 2017
There have been some major recent breakthroughs on human evolutionary history. This week we will discuss two papers by local authors: Argue D, Groves CP, Lee MSY, Jungers...
1–2 June 2017
Jointly hosted by the University of Canberra and CSIRO Out of the Box: Sharing Strategies for Accessing Natural History Collections will be a two day symposium bringing...
12pm 25 May 2017
Understanding the composition and function of complex microbial communities remains a key goal of applied microbial ecology, as well as providing many opportunities for developing...
20–22 May 2017
A fun competition to help save life on earth Could playing a game on your mobile phone help protect life on earth? That’s the idea behind the First Ever World...
5.30pm 18 May 2017
This week we will discuss a paper on how incorporating fossil data, even if flawed, into trait reconstruction, can improve the accuracy of the result. Puttick MN. 2016....

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