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.


Courses

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

WA research to help farmers make more informed decisions
Mon, 12 Nov 2018

A new partnership involving UWA will see vast amounts of WA agricultural data collected and analysed, at an unprecedented scale, to help farmers make more informed decisions.

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UWA awarded $490,000 to research muscular dystrophy drug
Fri, 12 Oct 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $490,000 by Duchenne UK to investigate the use of an amino acid commonly used in energy drinks as a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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$6 million federal funding boost for medical research
Tue, 14 Aug 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $6 million in Federal Government funding to tackle issues ranging from diabetes to stillbirth, heart health, eye disease and the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ young people.

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