Our biotechnology research spans the application of fundamental principles of science to the delivery of biological products valued by society.

Specific areas of research include:

  • antibody engineering for treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases
  • drug delivery vehicles
  • tissue engineering
  • vaccine design
  • development of diagnostic assays for bacteria, parasites and viruses
  • discovery and development of antibiotics, antivirals and biopesticides.

Discipline members

  • Associate Professor Mikael Boden

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Bernard Carroll

    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Associate Professor Vito Ferro

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Professor Elizabeth Gillam

    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Crop Science
  • Professor Roy Hall

    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Professor Phil Hugenholtz

    ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Professorial Res Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Associate Professor Ulrike Kappler

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Dr Stuart Kellie

    Reader
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Principal Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Bostjan Kobe

    ARC Laureate Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affil Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Associate Professor Shih-Chun Lo

    Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Emeritus Professor Peter O'Donoghue

    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Dr Steve Reid

    Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Senior Research Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Professor Avril Robertson

    Professor in Biotechnology
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliate Professor
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Professor Gary Schenk

    Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
  • Professor Istvan Toth

    Chair in Biological Chemistry
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affil Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Professor (Level E)
    School of Pharmacy
  • Professor Paul Young

    Head of School
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Affiliated Professor
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Affiliate Professor
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology