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Year 12 Queensland Biology Winter School

24 June 2024 8:00am25 June 2024 5:30pm
Students commencing Year 12 in 2024 and studying senior biology or IB biology are invited to apply for the UQ Queensland Biology Winter School.
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Year 11 Queensland Biology Winter School

1 July 2024 9:00am2 July 2024 5:30pm
Students commencing Year 11 in 2024 and studying senior biology or IB biology are invited to apply for the UQ Queensland Biology Winter School.
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Experience Genetics (school groups only)

9 July 2024 9:00am19 July 2024 2:00pm
Complete practicals on DNA recombination, extraction, amplification and analysis, and consolidate your learning with a quiz.
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Experience Ecology (school groups only)

28 October 2024 9:00am19 November 2024 2:00pm
Join us to complete 3 mandatory practicals in Unit 3 senior biology. You'll also take part in a computer-based workshop on data analysis and scientific writing.

We schedule a range of seminars each semester. Speakers include School staff and invited high-profile domestic and international speakers who have expertise across diverse environmental disciplines and are at varying career stages.

Students, staff, visiting academics and the public are welcome to attend. RSVPs are not required. Please check this website for updates on dates, times, Zoom links and talk information.

2023 Semester 1 seminars
DateTimeRoom or Zoom linkSpeakerTopic
24 Feb11am

139, Goddard Building (08)

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/86870151053

Professor Joseph Corbo, Washington University How vertebrates make and see red colour
10 Mar11am139, Goddard Building (08)Professor Andrea Battisti, University of Padova

Complex responses of insect pests to climate change

24 Mar11am

139, Goddard Building (08)

PHD Showcase (Alicia Hellens, Katherine Prata and Abigail Shaughnessy)

 

21 Apr11am 139, Goddard Building (08) Professor Andrew Barnes, UQThree steps towards improved vaccines for reduction of antibiotic use in Indo-Pacific aquaculture
4 May2pm

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/82421735774

Yvonne Willi, Basel University, SwitzerlandEvolutionary causes of species' range limits
12 May11am

139, Goddard Building (08) 

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/85002113860

Professor Anne Peters, Monash University

Climate change in the monsoonal tropics: a long-term study in purple-crowned fairy-wrens

19 May11am

139, Goddard Building (08)

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/89997172412

EMCR Showcase

Laura Fenlon: University of Queensland, School of the Environment

Caitie Kuempel, Griffith University, School of Environment and Science

2 June 11am

139, Goddard Building (08) 

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/89142212215

Dr. Maggy Lord, University of Queensland (School of the Environment)tbc
7 June11am

139, Goddard Building (08) 

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/88131433492

Special Seminar: Professor Bob Wong, Monash UniversityBehavioural responses to a changing world: ecological and evolutionary consequences

 

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