Carve your path in the modern life sciences

When you study with us, you'll study with one of Australia’s most innovative research hubs. Discover your future at the forefront of biotech and biomolecular science.

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Study areas


Bioinformatics develops technologies for analysing and interpreting genetic information. It merges computer science and statistics, applying them to the goals of molecular biology.
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Biotechnology offers an exciting future with an impact on wide ranging industries. It’s used in the production of food, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, crop improvement and more.
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The building blocks of life, genetics is the study of gene behaviour and heredity that is fundamental to all living organisms. Discover where a degree specialising in genetics can take you.
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Microbiology is the scientific study of the smallest forms of life - bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi and protozoa. These fascinating organisms impact on our lives in many ways.
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Molecular and cell biology

Set to have an increasingly critical role in modern medicine, genetics and evolutionary biology, choose a future-proofed degree with this blend of biochemistry, microbiology and cell biology.
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Study with us


Choose your pathway within BABS with our multitude of degree programs and specialisations. Your learning will be heightened by our exceptional academics, facilities and industry links.


Enhance your education or push new frontiers in science with our postgraduate and postgraduate research degrees, from Graduate Certificates to PhDs.

Research & impact

Our research is divided into three clusters. Each cluster has different strengths.

Genomics and Bioinformatics

We support forward-thinking research by focusing on the key areas of gene regulation, systems biology and neurogenomics; specifically, the study of human disease, gene expression, proteomics, biological systems and their functions, and neurobiology from a genomic perspective. 

Microbiology and Microbiomes

With a passion for discovery, our research centres on synthetic biology and metabolism and molecular cell biology. We incorporate molecular genetics, stem cell biology, microscopy and more to answer unsolved biological questions and train the next generation of life scientists.

Molecular and Cell Biology

We aim to unravel the mechanisms behind ubiquitous microbes and their vital function in every life process. Our research in microbiology and microbiomes explores the importance of microbes in the environment and microbial contributions to health and disease.  

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