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

Research into cells and molecules will improve human and environmental health by:

  • showing how diseases are acquired and transmitted and become resistant to antibiotics
  • personalising medical treatment plans
  • conserving species
  • making mining, energy production and waste management more sustainable.

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

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

Research impacts

Developing a continuing microgel formation process

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