Research Centres and Initiatives

In addition to the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, BABS is host to or is affiliated with a number of significant research centres that are leaders in their respective fields. These centres provide cutting-edge services to BABS, UNSW and other Australian and international researchers.

These include:

The SBI was established in mid-2008 with foundation funding from the NSW Office for Science and Medical Research and UNSW. It is a not-for-profit facility that aims to become Australia’s foremost centre for systems biology. Its mission is to build capabilities and expertise in bioinformatics for genomics and proteomics, and to disseminate this expertise through collaboration. Members undertake basic and applied research in the development and application of bioinformatics for genomics and proteomics. The group will develop systems-level views of the molecular biology of the cell and engage in collaborative projects with other groups.

The EERC draws together the diverse strengths of over 30 academic staff and independent research fellows, and over 60 postgraduate students from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, and the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW.

The Centre's purpose is to build capacity for and quality of research, including postgraduate research and supervision. To do so, we provide seed funding for innovative new research collaborations, recognize excellence in research, learning and supervision, run an innovative Graduate Program in Evolution & Ecology, and engage in public outreach relating to evolution and ecology.