New technologies have made it easier to collect, store and analyse complex genomic and genetic data, but the greatest discoveries and applications are yet to come.

Our world-renowned researchers integrate discoveries across biological scales, from molecules to ecosystems, and link outcomes with industry and society.

We tackle global issues, including:

  • drug development
  • fighting antimicrobial resistance
  • controlling infectious disease
  • making mining, energy production and waste management more sustainable.

UQ Science supports more than 200 molecular biologists, biologists, chemists, microbiologists and mathematicians working in this cross-disciplinary research theme.

Research impacts