School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Young woman holding a petri dish

25 UNSW academics receive Ideas Grants for research in medicine and health, science and engineering.

a montage of crocodiles, birds, snakes and lizards

Scientists have found microchromosomes are the origin of all vertebrate genomes, meaning the human genome is less 'normal' than we thought.

Structure of a liposome

A discovery of how to build little blocks out of DNA and get them to stick to lipids has implications for biosensing and mRNA vaccines.

Matthew Baker

A UNSW Sydney researcher has received a prestigious international grant to study the origins of movement in bacteria and its application to present-day biology.

Atacama desert

How ancient microbes survived in a world without oxygen has been a mystery. Scientists discovered a living microbial mat that uses arsenic instead of oxygen for photosynthesis and respiration.

A scientist handles uncooked meat in a laboratory

Treatment for a deadly E. coli strain may be possible, after UNSW Sydney researchers identified a new molecular pathway that controls the potent Shiga toxin.

Robinson Ridge in the east Antarctic

UNSW researchers have found their previous discovery of bacteria living on air in Antarctica is likely a process that occurs globally, further supporting the potential existence of microbial life on alien planets.

German Shepherd

The DNA sequencing of a healthy German shepherd will mean dogs can be screened for hip and other diseases much more accurately.

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