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. RSVPs are not required. Please check this website for updates on dates, times, Zoom links and talk information.

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

2022 Semester 2 seminars
DateTimeRoom or Zoom linkSpeakerTopic
29 July11am139, Goddard Building (08)Sonia Clegg, University of Oxford Hybridisation as an evolutionary force: a genomic tale from two bird systems
5 Aug11am139, Goddard Building (08)

Tim Coulson, University of Oxford

Unifying ecology and evolution to understand why very large and very small species exist
19 Aug11am
139, Goddard Building (08) and Zoom
Matt Landos,  Future Fisheries Veterinary Service

Is the scientific pursuit of truth in jeopardy?

2 Sept11amZoom https://uqz.zoom.us/j/82404169730 Timothee Bonnet, ANUEmpirical study of current adaptive evolution in wild animals
16 Sept11am139, Goddard Building (08) and Zoom
https://uqz.zoom.us/j/89817246962
David Lowry, Michigan State University 

Environmental Adaptations, Speciation, and the Evolution of Genome Structure in the Monkeyflowers of North America and Australia 

30 Sept11am

139, Goddard Building (08) and Zoom   https://uqz.zoom.us/j/88236088743

Sheril Kirshenbaum, Author/ScientistCommunicating Science
28 Oct11am

139, Goddard Building (08) and Zoom   https://uqz.zoom.us/j/83762138900

Dr Andrew Letten, School of Biological Sciences, UQWhy resource dynamics matter in microbial comunities

 

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