Biology

ANU biologists are changing lives. We’re working on how to feed the world’s ever-growing population by improving the efficiency of photosynthesis; we’re developing new cancer immunotherapy treatments; and we’re discovering whole new species, like Attenborough’s flat lizard (named after David). Our biology students can participate in this ground-breaking research in state-of-the-art laboratories worth $240 million, including at our centres for Translational Photosynthesis and Plant Energy Biology, or on fieldtrips in locations around Australia, such Cape York, Tasmania or our coastal campus at Kioloa.

Career opportunities

With growth in the commercialisation of bioscience, biology graduates are increasingly sought-after. You will finish your degree with data collection and analysis skills, practical expertise developed in the lab and in the field, and an understanding of current ethical challenges. Our biology graduates have gone on to find careers in diverse areas including agricultural biotechnology and plant breeding, genetic counselling, biosecurity, quarantine and border protection, food standards authorities, food science, environmental policy, microbiology, environmental management, agricultural industry corporations, biotechnology, wildlife biology, botany, science journalism, science teaching and education, immunology, and clinical research to name a few.

Research schools

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