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A proposal by BABS Professor Bill Ballard to study the DNA of a two-year-old dingo called Sandy Maliki has been announced as one of five finalists in the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition. More than 200 international entries were received for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant, which provides services worth about $20,000 to sequence the complete genome of a particularly fascinating...

Senior Lecturer Dr Wallace Bridge is Program Convenor of the New Colombo Plan. Under this program, four BABS biotech students will gain an insight into Indonesia's emerging biotechnology industry by participating in an exchange program with 3L Institute, a private university established in Jakarta in 2014 to provide support for the growing biotechnology industry.

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Some great applied research from a team that includes BABS Associate Professor Ruiting Lan has had direct health benefits to communities in China.

More than 200 people became ill and 39 died in the Chinese province of Sichuan in June 2005 from infection with a highly virulent strain...

BABS Senior Lecturer, Dr Richard Edwards, was recently interview by the EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource. 

Please click here to see the interview....

BABS Deputy Head of School/Director of Teaching Associate Professor Louise Lutze-Mann has been awarded one of 15 inaugural UNSW Scientia Education Fellowships that were announced by UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs at this week’s Learning and Teaching Forum. The aim of the Fellowships is to provide leadership in learning and teaching to support UNSW’s commitment to be a...

A team of researchers from UCLA and UNSW (including BABS researcher Dr Irina Voineagu and Gavin Sutton, a student who is also on the BABS iGEM team) has made a major advance in understanding the biology of schizophrenia using 3D chromosome-mapping, a new technology...