Biomedical Science and Biochemistry

The anti-epiletic drug phenytoin enters a membrane lipid bilayer pulling water behind it.

Research in the Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry (BSB) covers a wide range of disciplines, much of which fits within two broad themes: Host/Pathogen Biology and the Biology of Membrane Proteins.

Ecology and Evolution

Coral reef

The research strengths of the Division of Ecology and Evolution (E&E) include evolutionary genetics, epigenetics and genomics, behavioural, evolutionary, population and molecular ecology, phylogenetics, macroevolution and macroecology, population and conservation genetics and conservation biology. We use a wide range of approaches and study systems to address fundamental research questions from an evolutionary perspective.

Plant Sciences

The underside of a leaf

Research in the Division of Plant Sciences (PS) addresses a wide range of topics of fundamental importance to plant function and performance in natural and agricultural environments. Understanding how plants respond to global climate change, both now and in the future, is a unifying feature of our research. We integrate a wide range of approaches, from genomic and molecular technologies to studies of plant biochemistry, physiology, ecology and evolution.

Updated:  21 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director RSB/Page Contact:  Webmaster RSB