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liver wart

The common and simple liverwort provides new insights into plant evolution

For most people, the simple liverwort, a moss-like shrub, is a common garden pest. But for Professor John Bowman from the Monash School of Biological Sciences, the liverwort could hold the key to how plants evolved.

Science

Monash Earth Scientists involved in discovery of a new mineral

In the harshest of environments in far-east Russia, Monash scientists have played a leading role in the discovery of a new mineral, which could revolutionise the future of the mining industry.

Science
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Is Melbourne the music capital of Australia? Sydney or Adelaide might pip it to the post

Melbourne’s successful bid to host a prestigious international conference on music cities in 2018 has been hailed as a golden opportunity for it to cement its status as “Australia’s music capital”, and “a global music city”.

Arts & culture
Genetic data

Scientists unlock genetic data to create diets that could be used in the fight against obesity

International research involving a Monash University biologist could be used in the fight against obesity with the discovery that a genome can determine an ideal diet balance with higher satiety value.

Science
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Honorary doctorate conferred to ground-breaking biological scientist, Jean-Pierre Changeux

Jean-Pierre Changeux, one of the world’s most eminent biological scientists, will receive the highest accolade from Monash University, an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Laws; Honoris Causa).

Medicine & health
Dr Han Ming Gan, Mun Hua Tan and Professor Christopher M. Austin have successfully sequenced the genome of the Asian arowana.

First Malaysian fish genome sequenced

A research group from Monash Malaysia has successfully sequenced the genome of a Malaysian fish: the Asian arowana. The freshwater fish is the first Malaysian fish genome to be sequenced....

Dr Han Ming Gan, Mun Hua Tan and Professor Christopher M. Austin have successfully sequenced the genome of the Asian arowana.

First Malaysian fish genome sequenced

A research group from Monash Malaysia has successfully sequenced the genome of a Malaysian fish: the Asian arowana. The freshwater fish is the first Malaysian fish genome to be sequenced....

From left: Professor Helen Bartlett, Professor Ishwar Singh Parhar and Professor Mark Stoneking.

Insights from archaic genomes into human evolution

The theory of evolution fascinates us till today. Thus begins the Sir John Monash public lecture series of 2015, with a talk by Professor Mark Stoneking, one of the world’s...