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29 Aug 2018

A career in science from maths to plants

Professor Susanne von Caemmerer has devoted her career to plant science and won worldwide recognition for her research.

25 Jul 2018

Taking a seat at the topological table

In the Jane Austen-themed board game Dr Katharine Turner has designed, the aim is to fill your dinner party table.

27 Jun 2018

Back in black: Why does the newest building on campus have old-school blackboards?

The humble blackboard is still the board of choice when it comes to crafting equations.

20 Mar 2018

How the water runs

During the drought that dominated Australian life at the start of the 21st Century, Dr Virginia Marshall noticed something was missing.

2 Jan 2018

Meet the ANU chemist fighting on the frontline of antibiotic resistance

In 2015, the World Health Organization put out a call to action on antibiotic resistance, so Dr Lara Malins got to work.

25 Oct 2017

Finding hope in photosynthesis

From an early age, Professor Fred Chow wondered how plant science could be used to solve famine.

20 Oct 2017

Putting cancer on trial

Dr Aude Fahrer's 'wake-up call' to the immune system could fight many types of cancer.

4 Sep 2017

Chemistry with real life implications: now, that’s dope

ANU Associate Professor Malcolm McLeod is creating new chemical methods for detecting doping, leading to a clean-up in the greyhound industry of steroid abuse.