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Following her win at the Science Faculty 3-Minute Thesis Competion in August, we are very proud to share the news that PhD student Alice Russo (supervisor Professor Peter White) took out first place in the overall UNSW competition on 13 September.

Only allowed to use one slide, with just three minutes to present her thesis and up against 21 other finalists, Alice did a fantastic...

Professor Rick Cavicchioli and his team have a Nature Microbiology paper published on their research that investigated microbes from some of the saltiest lakes in Antarctica and found a new way that the tiny organisms can share DNA that could help them grow and survive.

The paper is ‘A plasmid from an Antarctic haloarchaeon uses specialized membrane vesicles to disseminate and...

BABS are offering a valuable research experience opportunity as part of the...

The 2017 UNSW Science Postgraduate Research Competition was held on Wednesday 26 July, with more than 70 students participating. We are extremely proud to announce that two BABS students were recognised for their fantastic performances, Alice Russo (supervisor Prof Peter White) taking out one of the three first prizes and Laurence Luu (supervisor A/Prof Ruiting Lan) one of the three runners up...

The new BioScience South Building includes a new custom-designed facility for the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, the largest university-based facility of its kind in Australia. 

NSW Chief Scientist Professor Mary O’Kane officially opened the new facility on 24 July. The Centre is dedicated to supporting research by offering genomic services to academic and industry-based research...

The University of NSW is one of just two universities worldwide to be included in 50 subject areas on a major international ranking. The ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects says UNSW and Ohio State University (Columbus) were represented across more subject areas than all other institutions. UNSW was represented 50 times, including 32 times in the top 100, 18 times in the top...