Biochemistry and molecular biology are closely-related disciplines which study the chemical components of living cells, including the genetic material, in order to understand biological processes and how these are altered in disease.
Research and teaching in the department encompasses six broad themes: cell biology, signal transduction, host/pathogen interaction, structural biology, immunology and developmental biology. Our research is highly relevant to major human diseases and pathological processes, including infection, inflammation, diabetes and obesity, developmental and degenerative disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
The Department has been ranked as the premier Department in its discipline since the inception of ARC benchmarking of Australian Departments in 1998.
- Research Themes Home
- Cell Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Structural Biology
- Host-pathogen Interactions
- Signal Transduction
- Disease Themes Home
- Diabetes and Obesity
- Development and Degenerative Disorders