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

Our staff

Contact us

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