Biochemistry and molecular genetics
A leading destination for research and study
Biochemistry and molecular genetics are revolutionising our understanding of the mechanisms of life. At UWA, innovative research and strong industry collaboration is enabling us to create new therapeutics and biotechnological tools, transforming medicine, improving agriculture and advancing our understanding of evolutionary biology. Researchers in the School engage in readily translatable, interdisciplinary research in a variety of fields including structural biology, metabolomics, proteomics, redox regulation and signalling, RNA biology, genomics and epigenomics, synthetic biology, plant genetics, organelle biogenesis, chemical biology, drug design, bionanotechnology, enzymology and computational biology.
part of the School of Molecular Sciences, our scientists work closely with other
schools, research centres and faculties within the University and across
the world to answer complex biological and chemical problems, allowing UWA to provide a vibrant, international environment with
far-reaching research potential.
The Bayliss Building offers cutting-edge facilities for biomolecular analysis and makes the School as a leading destination for research and study.
View the full list of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics staff in our Contact Directory.
Protein turnover to measure the role of degradation in the costs of cell function and the acclimation of plants to environments
What are the wheat proteins that define wheat quality, enable disease resistance and tolerate harsh environmental conditions?
Collaborations and research partners
Our industry partners include:
Centres and groups
We work with leading researchers from nationally recognised organisations.
School of Molecular Sciences
The School of Molecular Sciences' innovative teaching and research applies chemical science to generate practical solutions to real-world problems.
The Chemistry research group focuses on the synthesis and study of molecules, from the simplest diatomics to polymers and biological machines, and their interactions.
Furthering human knowledge and serving humanity
Our research is redefining the boundaries of scientific knowledge and driving positive global change for better lives and communities.
Optimising physical and mental performance
Our researchers are discovering ways to improve the quality of life by better understanding how we think, feel and move.