Chemistry, biotechnology and forensic sciences

Our research team focuses on applying state-of-the-art science to solve real-world problems. 

The team concentrates on a broad range of Australian industries, including pharmaceuticals, policing, natural products, agricultural biotechnology, biomedical detection and materials science. 

We produce cutting-edge scientific knowledge to drive government policy in these areas.


Major research areas

  • Agricultural biotechnology 
  • Analytical chemistry 
  • Aquaculture 
  • Biomedical diagnostic devices 
  • Botany 
  • Environmental chemistry 
  • Forensic biology
  • Forensic chemistry
  • Forensic entomology 
  • Marine biotechnology 
  • Materials chemistry 
  • Microfluidics 
  • STEM education 
  • Synthetic medicinal chemistry

Contact us

Group Facilitator
Dr Xavier Conlan
+61 3 5227 1416
Email Dr Conlan