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School of Physics

Monash Biologists and Physicists awarded ARC Future Fellowships

Two biologists and two physicists have collectively been awarded four Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships worth approximately $4 million.

Science 17 October, 2019
Escherichia coli

Monash led international study has implications for tackling E.coli infections

Monash scientists have identified a survival mechanism of bacteria that cause disease in plant and animals, including highly virulent E. coli (Escherichia coli) related diseases.

Biology 16 October, 2019
agricultural-crops

Monash biologist to play a key role in a new $35 million research centre to grow Australian agriculture

Internationally renowned plant expert Professor John Bowman from the School of Biological Sciences will lead the Monash node of the recently announced $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature

Biology 15 October, 2019
Biology PhD student Avinash Gaikwad

Biology PhD candidate and 3MT finalist wins David Healy New Investigator Award

Congratulations to Biology PhD student Avinash Gaikwad on winning the David Healy New Investigator Award.

Biology 29 August, 2019
Helmeted Honeyeater

First-ever release of mixed gene Helmeted Honeyeaters into wild

In an exciting first for the species, 37 out-crossed Helmeted Honeyeaters were released to Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the recovery program to save the species.

Biology 24 August, 2019
seasonal colour change in birds

Birds balance sexiness and predator-avoidance by changing colour

Most birds remain the same colour year-round, replacing their feathers only once a year.

But some birds undergo a seasonal colour change and replace some of their feathers twice each year – often alternating between dull and bright

Biology 23 August, 2019
Gut Health

Gut health: Investigating the role a high-fibre diet can play in controlling high blood pressure

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

One hundred million micro-organisms live within our gut, influencing our metabolism, our immune system and possibly even our mental health.

Biology 19 August, 2019
Purple-crowned fairy

Purple-crowned fairy-wren favours rain for breeding, study confirms

An international study led by Monash scientists has found that rainfall can influence the breeding cycle of the iconic Purple-crowned fairy-wren.

Biology 13 August, 2019
Helmeted Honeyeater

Repairing harmful effects of inbreeding could save the iconic Helmeted Honeyeater, study finds

Habitat destruction results in wildlife populations that are small, made up of relatives, and have low genetic variation.

Biology 2 August, 2019