Life on land
This research theme encompasses ecological, animal and human contributions to the environment and how they impact global issues such as wildlife conservation, evolution, agriculture and climate change. Our research seeks to understand living systems and how they relate to their environment.
Life in water
This research theme seeks to understand how aquatic systems play a critical role as a productive natural resource which needs careful scientific management from an environmental and production standpoint. Our research holistically covers freshwater and marine biology and how they intersect with fisheries and aquaculture.
Molecules of life
This research theme encompasses assessment of the molecules of life in order to identify how they influence a range of fields across physical, chemistry and molecular sciences. Our research focusses on gaining measurement of the molecule of life in biomedical, forensic, chemistry and biotechnology contexts.
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Cellular and molecular biology
The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) solves both fundamental and practical problems relating to health and the environment by carrying out research into molecular and cellular biology.
Chemistry, biotechnology and forensic sciences
We solve real-world problems through our research into pharmaceuticals, natural products, agricultural biotechnology, biomedical detection and materials science.
Environmental management and sustainability
Our researchers aim to make an immediate difference to the current planning and management of human use of the natural environment and resources.
Integrative physiology and biochemistry
Our research examines the function of animals and plants addressing key questions in organismal biology and adaptation to environmental change.
Marine, freshwater and aquaculture sciences
Our research focuses on a wide range of aquatic areas. We seek to improve local and national industries, communities we live in, and influence the broader global scientific community.
Palaeobiology and global change
Our researchers use geological records to understand and answer key questions about evolution, development and extinction on our changing planet.
Behaviour, ecology, evolution and ecophysiology
Our research centres on biological problems that are specifically related to the behaviour, ecology, evolution and ecophysiology of bird, sea and plant life.
Wildlife and conservation biology
We aim to understand the processes that influence the distribution of plants and animals, in order to improve biodiversity conservation outcomes.
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Bioinformatics Core Research Group
The Bioinformatics Core Research Group (BCRG) brings together a range of expertise and resources to support and facilitate bioinformatics at Deakin University.
The group strives to enable researchers so that they will be able to view and process their data themselves, through appropriate training, bioinformatic support and infrastructure.
Associate Head of School (Research and Industry Engagement)
Associate Professor Xavier Conlan
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