The University of Melbourne is a globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive university uniquely positioned to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.
- Research Themes
Our research is encompassed within several broad research themes. This multidisciplinary approach aims to increase the opportunities for researchers to collaborate on projects that span common themes.View
- Research Groups
An overview of our research interests within the department and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
- Graduate Research
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of scientists. A range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.View
- Services and Facilities
The School of Biomedical Sciences includes a number of shared research facilities, as well as several research services open to researchers external to the University of Melbourne on a fee for service basis.View
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, we have something to suit your needs and schedule. With the highest teaching evaluations in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences we are proud to offer our coursework and short course programs to our leaders and future leaders.
Our degrees, taught by our world-renowned academics are the perfect way to begin in the field of biomedical sciences.View
Faculty pages detailing Degree Structures and Completion Requirements.
- Graduate Research
Prospective PhD and Masters students should go to our Research pages for more information on Graduate ResearchView
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
- Student Awards
List of awards given each year to our top studentsView
- Departmental Student Resources
Support resources for students in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyView
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Our pride in our graduates and in their lives spent improving the health and well-being of others is matched by our desire to maintain strong connections with all who have passed through our doors.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support the work of the Faculty.View
We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the school.View
The School of Biomedical Sciences includes some of the University's oldest departments and indeed the oldest biomedical science departments in the state of Victoria. For this reason it is host to a number of unique programs of both community and scientific interest.View
Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor Ian van Driel
The Department offers an exciting environment for the study of molecular life sciences. We use our strengths in research as a foundation for the delivery of high quality courses to our undergraduate and graduate students in biomedicine, science and medicine.
Our Affiliation with Bio21 Institute
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. The Department administration, teaching staff, and student laboratories are located in the Medical Building on the main Parkville campus of the University. Since the opening of the Bio21 Institute in 2005, researchers within our Department have been located in the new facility on Flemington Road. Researchers at Bio21 are from a number of different Departments and Schools at the University of Melbourne and include biochemists, chemists, geneticists, zoologists, computational biologists, pharmacologists, engineers and dental scientists.