Our research is encompassed in several broad research themes. The aim is to increase the opportunities for researchers to conduct research on common themes. This multidisciplinary approach brings together researchers from the social sciences, epidemiology and public health, preventive, clinical and primary care medicine and from basic and applied sciences.
Cancer research programs within the School focus on characterising the molecular mechanisms responsible for cancer progression, predisposition and resistance to treatment
Research in the School is focussed on the impact of diseases having an adverse impact on cardio-respiratory function.
Signalling pathways are important in conveying information among cells. These pathways play an important role in the process of normal development and study of their deregulation assists in our understanding of the development of a variety of human diseases.
Cellular Imaging & Structural Biology
There is considerable expertise in cellular imaging and structural biology in the School which is applied to a wide range of biomedical research programs. Platforms include fluorescence, live imaging, 2-photon imaging, transmission and scanning electron microscopy as well as whole body imaging and imaging mass spectroscopy.
Infection & Immunity
Research in the School is focussed on mechanisms of infection and immunity and the development of new ways to control and treat infectious diseases. Current research programs include the molecular analysis of bacterial and viral infections as well as understanding the development and function of the immune system.
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
A key focus of research within the School is to understand human disease at the molecular level. The modelling of human diseases in experimental systems and analysis of cells and tissues provides insights into the underlying fundamental mechanisms of a range of diseases affecting the nervous system, respiratory system, muscle diseases and infectious disease.
Our research programs in neuroscience, cell and developmental biology, and anatomical sciences aim to understand fundamental biological mechanisms in order to develop new treatments for injury and disease states.
Research in the school aims to characterise cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie stem cell behaviour in development and disease, leading to the identification and characterisation of innovative biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
Increasingly in systems biology, it is important to make quantitative measurements of the interacting components using methodologies such as genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, metabolomics and mass spectrometry. Computational analysis of such data provides valuable insights into various areas of the biomedical sciences.
Therapeutics & Translation
The translation of discoveries in Biomedical Sciences across to clinical and commercial settings is a feature of many of the research activities in the School