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 transferable skill sets, 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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Our research

We offer research opportunities across all areas of molecular science, including chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, molecular genetics and nanotechnology.

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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Join us

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

  • UWA celebrates 12 researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list

    Thu, 19 Nov 2020

    UWA is proud to announce that 12 of our academics have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 list from Clarivate.

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  • UWA chemist wins national award

    Wed, 21 Oct 2020

    A molecular scientist and chemist from UWA has been awarded the 2020 HG Smith Memorial Award.

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  • UWA scientists recognised in Premier's Science Awards

    Wed, 30 Sep 2020

    A molecular science researcher has been awarded joint Scientist of the Year in the 2020 Premier’s Science Awards.

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