School of Molecular Sciences

From atomic interactions to complex biological systems

UWA’s School of Molecular Sciences educates the leaders of tomorrow and generates translatable, practical solutions to key global problems in chemical sciences, molecular plant sciences, medicine and health, and future materials.

Research and education in the School spans the fields of chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics, ’omics, nanotechnology, molecular materials, computation, synthetic biology and systems biology. Our work supports important collaborations with international partners, industry, hospitals and community stakeholders, generating high quality publications, patents and spin-out companies.

Based in UWA’s iconic Bayliss Building, the School supports a vibrant, multidisciplinary community pursuing high-quality research-led education and industry engagement. Our undergraduate programs provide world-class training in fundamental science, framed in terms of applied problem solving and transferrable skillets, whilst our honours, masters and PhD level programs prepare you for exciting opportunities in and beyond the chemical and biomolecular sciences. 

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Multidisciplinary research hubs

The School of Molecular Sciences is home to internationally recognised research centres and initiatives. Our chemical and molecular research lay the foundation for high-impact science aimed at solving the challenges of the modern world.


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Industry and community partnerships

The impact of our research is elevated by close relationships with industry, philanthropic and consumer partners. Several of our industry colleagues are embedded in the Bayliss Building, giving them close access to our cutting-edge facilities and highly regarded expertise.

Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation

The Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation was founded in 2013 and is the only foundation worldwide with a prime focus on promoting and supporting human milk and breastfeeding. Based in Zug, Switzerland, it is an independent, charitable organisation founded in an effort to fulfil the family's vision of a world in which every child is granted an optimum start in life through the benefits of human milk.

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The Bayliss Building

The Bayliss Building provides outstanding research facilities for its staff including fully appointed chemistry and molecular biology research labs, first-class teaching facilities and the following major equipment platforms:


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Our students and staff are essential to the School’s ongoing success. We provide access to high-quality training through honours and master’s programs (see above under Courses). Prospective PhD students, postdoctoral fellows or staff members should contact us or view the links below.

Working in the lab 

News

Funding boost for mental health support in schools
Thu, 29 Aug 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded more than $17 million in federal funding for 11 research projects, including $236,437 to design a suite of tools, resources and guidelines to support principals, school counsellors and teachers respond to students’ social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs.

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UWA students recognised in Premier's Science Awards
Wed, 14 Aug 2019

Two students from The University of Western Australia were last night recognised in the 2019 Premier’s Science Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community.

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Are laxatives the answer to more powerful mobile phones, cars that run better?
Tue, 13 Aug 2019

A global research team including scientists from The University of Western Australian has found laxatives may hold the key to creating mobile phones that don’t need batteries to operate, and hybrid cars that run better.

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