Latest COVID-19 advice: Some events listed here may be cancelled or postponed. See the latest UQ and government advice.

For more information about our events, email our team at science.events@uq.edu.au.

We schedule a range of seminars each semester. Speakers include School staff and invited high-profile domestic and international speakers who have expertise across diverse biological disciplines and are at varying career stages.

Students, staff, visiting academics and the public are welcome to attend. No RSVP is required.

Unless otherwise stated, 2021 seminars will be held via Zoom. 

If you wish to be added to our seminar mailing list, email us at biolhospa@uq.edu.au.

2021 Semester 2 seminars
Date Time Room or Zoom link Speaker Topic
30 July 11am Room 139, Goddard Building (8) Dr Steve Salisbury, School of Biological Sciences, UQ Engaging with First Nations peoples in Australia; perspectives from the past and ideas for the future
19 August 4pm Zoom ID: 85316110942 Professor Jef Huisman, University of Amsterdam The ecological theatre and the evolutionary play: integrating physics and chemistry into aquatic ecology and evolution
2 September 4pm Zoom ID: 85224992534 Dr Jelena Pantel, The American University of Paris The impacts of spatial and eco-evolutionary dynamics for communities of freshwater invertebrates
17 September 11am Zoom ID: 89780025414 Dr Fleur Ponton, Macquarie University An integrated approach of the interaction between nutrition, immunity, microbiota and infection
14 October 3pm Zoom ID: 81928966637 Professor Nick Casewell, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK Evolutionary convergence: stories of venoms and poisons in the animal kingdom
28 October 4pm Zoom ID:88016348263 Assoc.Professor Vera I.D. Ros, Wageningen University, The Netherlands Baculoviruses in caterpillars: from behavioural manipulators to hidden passengers
12 November 11:00am Zoom ID: 89352601185 PhD Showcase: Hear from three of our BIOL PhD students  
19 November 11:30am Zoom ID: 85653007046 Professor Thomas Wernberg, University of Western Australia Rise of Turf: Heatwaves, Herbivores and the Future of Kelp Forests
         

 

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