Prior to incorporation into the School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SoLES), Molecular Bioscience was one of the first and largest schools in Australia devoted to research and teaching in the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, cell biology and human nutrition. The School organisation reflects its research and teaching strengths and priorities being composed of five research disciplines in Structural Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Nutrition and Metabolism, and Proteomics and Biotechnology. In 2012 the School was comprised of a total of 60 academics (including 4 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science, 2 Federation Fellows, and 17 postdoctoral fellows) and 35 general staff. A central mission of the School is in the training of the next generation of scientists and because of our research commitment we are very well placed to translate the latest scientific discoveries from the research lab into the lecture theatre and practical class.
Professor Tony Weiss received two awards from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).
Congratulations to the USyd iGEM team on their gold medal performance at the 2015 Giant Jamboree in Boston
Mrs Helen Agus was awarded a Faculty of Science Learning & Teaching Fellowship for 2015 as well as the Australian Society for Microbiology David White Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015.