Teaching and research in the School of Biological Sciences spans the scale and breadth of the living world - from molecules, genes and cells; organisms and their environments; to broad landscapes that cover Earth.

We go back in time to understand how evolution has shaped the present world, and into the future, developing new technologies to improve human health and better manage our environment.

The school brings together outstanding teachers and world-leading researchers to provide undergraduate and postgraduate programs and research training in biomedical sciences and biotechnology (biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and immunology), evolution, ecology and environmental science.

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Explore programs in biomedical science, biotechnology, biology and environmental science.

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Science communicators boost the visibility of Uni of Adelaide research

Six University of Adelaide scientists have each won the inaugural Science Communication Prize for increasing the visibility of the University’s scientific research and capabilities, while boosting the profile and accessibility of their own work. 

How effective is hand sanitiser at killing germs?

Scientist Hannah Agnew and summer research students Kate and Rachel set out to find how effective soap and hand sanitiser is against microbes, such as bacteria and viruses.

Letting faeces provide the facts

Known in the scientific world as scat or faeces, poo can give a lot of very important information about an animal. This explains why Dr Tahlia Perry called on people nationwide to send her some.

Esteemed lecturers inspire a career in STEM

Michelle Guzik sat up and listened at university. And the impact of those lectures has never left her.



Global Megatrends in Sustainable Food and Fibre Production - Study Australia Masterclass

This Study Australia Masterclass featuring Professor Andy Lowe explores potential sustainable and technological solutions to solving some of the world's most pressing global resource, production and landscape sustainability challenges.

Research Showcase - Waite Research Institute

The Waite Research Institute is hosting the Research Showcase at the National Wine Centre to celebrate the 2021 member research activities and successes.

How to get the offer you want

An online Q&A session with the Future Student team to run through all of your questions about getting into the degree you want, or the backup pathways available to you.

Get ready! Studying Sciences at Adelaide Uni

Calling all new students planning on joining us in 2022.

Welcome to sciences: Online information session

Hear from student about the opportunities and experiences they’ve had while studying science. Chat to staff about securing the offer you want and what to do before uni starts.