The Department of Microbiology (along with the Departments of Agricultural Sciences, Botany, Zoology, and Environmental Management and Ecology) is part of the School of Life Sciences, one of the schools that comprise the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering.
The Department of Microbiology is balanced both for teaching and research in a variety of areas within microbiology. The Department has considerable links with outside institutes including industrial, agricultural, government and medical laboratories, with some research students being located there.
The School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS) at The University of Queensland (UQ) is an acknowledged leader inbiomedical sciences in Australia. Our University is typically ranked around 30 in the world's top 100 for biomedicine according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Our School's research strengths include cell and developmental biology, cell physiology, functional anatomy, molecular pharmacology, and neuroscience. Our interests encompass animal behaviour, the biology of disease, drug development, marine science, neural regeneration, neuropathology, and pedagogical studies.
Our modern school has aesthetically pleasing buildings with well-equipped classrooms. This environment fosters enjoyable teaching and learning where students, teachers, parents and the community contribute to the realisation of the school's mission that learning is an enjoyable lifelong learning process.
Our Shared Vision is that in tomorrow's world all children will attain their potential. They will have the skills, knowledge, understandings and ability to cope with a changing world. They will have the necessary interpersonal skills to create a harmonious societ
The Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering has a joint mission of teaching and research. We offer and teach various and innovative courses at Bachelor levels in a range of Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional), Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Business Information Systems, Bachelor of Computer Science in Game Technology and Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering degrees, Honours and post graduate degrees Master of Information Technology, Master of Computer Science, Master of ICT and Master of Biocomputing and Biometric Security. We offer rich research program at both Masters and PhD levels.
Botany has never been a more important science..
..being intimately associated with environmental issues, the development of more productive, disease resistant food and energy crops and the management of our forest resources.
Studying Botany at La Trobe prepares you for participation in these important and exciting areas of research. Graduates are offered research opportunities based in our own laboratories as well as with organisations including the CSIRO, the Victorian AgriBiosciences Centre (VABC) and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI).
The School of Earth Sciences is one of six schools in the Faculty of Science. Organisationally, the School is newly formed, bringing together the Earth Sciences discipline and the Earth Systems Science Computational Centre (ESSCC).
Home to the Geological Sciences major in the Bachelor of Science (BSc), the School's research fields include:
The School of Molecular Sciences is in the Faculty of Science, Technology & Engineering and consists of the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics and the School of Pharmacy.
The School has a very strong research culture and attracts over $7 million in outside research grants per annum. The School has also been very active in developing new initiatives in teaching. These include the development of Medical Sciences and Chemical Science degrees, a new Immunology subject as well as the 2-year Masters in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. A new Medicinal Chemistry course is now being developed. It goes without saying that our teaching is informed by research.
The Department of Biochemistry has a joint mission of teaching and research. We teach Biochemistry at second and third year level in a range of Bachelor of Science degrees, Honours and post graduate degrees by research at Masters and PhD levels. We also administer the Biomedical Science degree and offer a Masters of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics coursework degree.
The Department has a very strong research culture. There are currently 17 research groups in Biochemistry, each one supported by substantial external funding, totalling more than $7 million per annum. Major research programs cover areas of protein chemistry, molecular and cell biology, biomedical science and biotechnology. Members of the Department are also part of the Cooperative Research Centre for Biomarker Translation and the Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science.
Our strength in research is demonstrated by the 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia ratings. In Biochemistry and Cell Biology, La Trobe was the only university whose research output was rated well above world standard (scoring the maximum 5).
The Department of Chemistry is a member of the School of Molecular Sciences and Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering. Chemistry is also part of the newly established La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences (LIMS), a $98M project that will provide new state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities for chemistry. The Institute will support, expand and extend the teaching and research work of the School of Molecular Sciences at La Trobe (including chemistry, biochemistry and genetics).
Chemistry is taught at all year levels in undergraduate study, from Bachelors degrees through to Honours. The Department offers postgraduate degrees by research at Masters and PhD level as well as a Masters of Chemical Science coursework degree.
Excellent facilities are available for research across a wide range of chemistry. All academic staff offer projects for qualified research applicants. The Honours and Masters projects are indicative of the particular research interests of each staff member. There are more than 25 postgraduate students in the Department.
The Department is a member of the School of Molecular Sciences in the Faculty of Science, Technology & Engineering.
The Department of Genetics has strong components of teaching and research. We teach Genetics at 1st, 2nd and 3rd year level in a range of Bachelor of Science degrees. We also teach in 2nd and 3rd year Conservation Biology and Ecology courses. We have a range of honours and PhD projects on offer. Major research programs in the Genetics department include: Nematode Functional Genomics, Human Variation, Stem Cell Growth and Differentiation, Molecular Embryology, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics and Genomics. This diversity provides students with a broad experience in the application of modern genetics.
$64.1 million has been allocated by the Federal Government’s the Education Investment Fund for the establishment of the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS). The Institute will support, expand and extend the teaching and research work of the School of Molecular Sciences at La Trobe.
Mission and Philosophy:
To improve quality of life throughout the community, through health and lifestyle education and body and mind integration. Our Health intervention Strategy is focussed on harm awareness as the educational tool designed to reduce or even ultimately eliminate harm from the community.
A caring approach integrating body and mind as part of an overall therapy for health and lifestyle management, that is psychosocial (coping with stress and inner happiness) and biological (exercise and nutrition) components.
A network of caring and experienced Health Professionals from various disciplines with psychosocial and medical qualifications. The team is dedicated towards helping our clients achieve a better quality lifestyle and inner happiness.
A wide range of health issues such as problem drinking, exercise awareness, skills training and women’s health. The following categories describe in detail our services.
The Bachelor of Pharmacy course was developed to address the serious shortage of pharmacists in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. The program emphasises patient care, rural health issues and the place of the pharmacist as a member of the primary health care team. Students study units in science and public health alongside students in other courses. Graduates can be employed in community or hospital pharmacies throughout Australia. The course will equip graduates for work in smaller population centres through the provision of a range of units including rural health, placements in rural pharmacies, and opportunities to forge relationships with other health professionals.
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• We take pride in our products and services
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Researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) work to discover the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the ability of the adult brain to generate new nerve cells and form functional connections.
QBI is headed by Professor Perry F. Bartlett, ARC Federation Fellow, UQ Foundation Chair in Molecular Neuroscience and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.
Neuroscience is entering an era of accelerated discovery driven by the application of new molecular, genetic and imaging technologies, which will provide a deeper understanding of the regulation and function of the nervous system.
Significant advances in determining the molecular regulation of nerve cell function and development will have a major impact on our understanding of more complex areas such as behaviour, cognition, ageing, neurological disease and mental illness.
Discoveries will also provide, for the first time, a real opportunity to develop new therapeutics to treat mental and neurological diseases, which account for a staggering 45 per cent of the disease burden in Australia.
A major goal for QBI researchers is to promote excellence in neuroscience by fostering the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships that already exist within the wider UQ neuroscience community.
Continued research in neurogenesis is widely expected to lead to improved therapeutic treatments for a broad range of neurodegenerative conditions.
The School offers a range of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels specialising in the scientific study of human behaviour, including fields such as cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, and behavioural neuroscience.
At the undergraduate level, the School offers a course with a strong focus on psychology, the Bachelor in Psychological Science degree. This degree provides a particularly good springboard for postgraduate training in professional psychology. It is also an excellent foundation for many other careers, as understanding human behaviour is central to so many fields, such as human resource management or counselling. The attributes our graduates acquire include excellent problem-solving and communication skills, and sound teamwork skills, which are highly sought after by prospective employers.
The Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland (UQ) a world leading research institute dedicated to finding knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the global minerals industry.
Our purpose is to develop practical solutions to the challenges of operating sustainably in the resources sector.
We have a unique inter-disciplinary approach including expertise in engineering, science and the social sciences.
Our expertise which comes from experience across the research, government and industry sectors is genuinely independent and objective.
Our work covers all facets of the life of mine from geology, to minerals extraction, water management issues, minerals processing, workplace health and safety, mine rehabilitation and community engagement.
The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is an integrated multi-disciplinary research institute bringing together the skills of world-class researchers in the areas of bioengineering and nanotechnology.
It is home to 19 research groups working at the interface of the biological, chemical and physical science to alleviate current problems in human health and environmental issues.
The institute has three key areas that collectively distinguish it from other institutes in the country, namely AIBN's:
* research excellence;
* industry focus; and
* dynamic research environment
These characteristics focus AIBN research efforts on developing new products, processes and devices for improving human health and quality of life. In this way the institute goes beyond basic research to promote and develop the growth of innovative industries, which will benefit the Queensland and Australian economies.
The University of Queensland is a research leader in many areas associated with global change.
The University established the Global Change Institute (GCI), led by world-renowned researcher Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, to provide a vehicle for collaborative research, learning, engagement and advocacy in major global change issues.
The GCI will contribute to evidence-based, progressive solutions to the problems of a rapidly changing world within the existing and projected frameworks of those problems: political, environmental, social, economic, technical.
It will investigate complex, interconnected issues in innovative ways to achieve multi-disciplinary, integrated solutions.
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) is a modern research facility where clinical and basic science converge in the translational research of cancer and disorders of immune regulation. Headed by Professor Matthew Brown, the Institute is host to over 200 researchers, students and support staff. It lays claim to global, world-changing discoveries such as the world’s first cervical cancer vaccine.
Based at Brisbane’s leading teaching hospital, the Princess Alexandra Hospital, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute has strong clinical interactions and world-class facilities that enable researchers to be at the forefront of their fields. Our researchers focus their efforts on turning their scientific discoveries into better treatments for diseases including a variety of cancers, osteoporosis, arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.