Form and Function of Life
- Why are plants and animals the size and shape that they are?
- What structures and physiological systems do they have to help them in their daily lives?
- What biological processes allow them to inhabit and survive in their environments?
- What causes developmental abnormalities, and what can they tell us about normal development?
We address these fundamental questions through investigations of morphology, development, physiology, and reproduction, and the many interactions between them. Ultimately, we seek to improve our understanding of the fascinating relationship between the form and function of life.
Theme Leader: A/Professor David Chapple
Deputy Theme Leader: A/Professor Sureshkumar Balasubramanian
The following researchers study the form and function of life.