UNSW RNA Institute

RNA Institute launch group labs

Director of the Institute, Professor Pall Thordarson says the RNA revolution is just getting started.

Palli Thordarson in the lab

UNSW Sydney professor Pall Thordarson shares the chemical reaction that took him from working on a farm in Iceland to running the first RNA institute in Australia.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announcing RNA facility

It’s hoped NSW’s first RNA pilot manufacturing facility will spearhead a commercialised RNA industry in the state.

RNA technology

Beyond fighting pandemics with mRNA vaccines, there is significant potential to treat cancer, genetic and autoimmune diseases.

Pall Thordarson smiles in a white lab coat and plastic safety goggles

The UNSW RNA Institute will position Australia as a leader in the global research effort to combat emerging vaccine-resistant viruses, such as COVID-19 variants.