The School of BABS is a powerhouse of biomolecularresearch. At any point intime, BABS is training over 150 Higher Degree by Research students, and employing 35 academics, 44 research associates and 18 professional and technical staff. BABS consistently attracts government and industry funding, and top-tier academic accolades. Our achievements in technology development are underpinnedby excellence in fundamental research.
Research in BABS spans fundamental to applied sciences, and includes human bacterial pathogens, hepatitis viruses, tissue engineering, cancer, bioinformatics, and functional genomics and extremophiles. The research is grouped into four main disciplines:
CLICK HERE to gain an overview of the School's current research capacity. In this booklet we showcase the breadth and quality of biomolecular research in the School and highlight our research capacity comprising infrastructure, expertise and networks.
In addition, BABS is home to a number of research centres that conduct cutting-edge research and provide specialist services in their respective fields. Research is also greatly facilitated by the presence of a number of discrete research facilities that the School has developed and maintains.
The School is particularly proud of its productivity in terms of publications, in both fundamental and applied science. Staff and students publish their work in international journals with high impact factors and visibility within their respective fields. Underpinning this, BABS runs an annual research seminar program, hosting high-profile presenters drawn from a wide range of Science disciplines and institutions both here in Australia as well as overseas.
We are committed to high quality research training, and employ a large number of postdoctoral researchers on a wide variety of grants and research projects. Another important group for BABS is our postgraduate students, the next generation of researchers, with HDR (Higher Degree by Research) student numbers growing substantially in recent years.