Fighting back against the Australian blowfly

Each year, blowfly infestation of sheep wool, skin and tissue, known as flystrike, results in $280 million losses to the wool industry, not to mention the suffering experienced by the animals themselves.

Image of the Month: Ghana

Image for September: Residents of a community in the Upper East Region Ghana

'Humpty Dumpty' program 'Bandage' helps piece DNA sequences back together again and wins 2015 iAwards

The process of DNA sequencing chops up bacterial DNA into millions of small fragments. Like the remains of Humpty Dumpty, the challenge is then to put all the fragments back together again.

Philip Batterham honoured for a lifetime of genetics research

Professor Philip Batterham, Faculty of Science, has been awarded the 2015 MJD White Medal from the Genetics Society of AustralAsia.

Media Release: Waging war on Australia's nastiest parasite: scientists map blowfly genome

Phil Batterham

Professor Phil Batterham, researcher at the Bio21 Institute, is part of an international effort to decode the Australian sheep blowfly genome, adding ammunition to the battle against one of the nation’s most insidious pests.

Media Release: Genome of dangerous superbug - Klebsiella pneumoniae - decoded.

An international team of scientists, led by the University of Melbourne, has decoded the genes of Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP).

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