School of Molecular Bioscience
The School of 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.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has bestowed its highest honour upon University of Sydney researcher, Professor Tony Weiss, inducting him into its College of Fellows.
Associate Professor Kevin Downard has been awarded a second international fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2013.
The School of Molecular Bioscience is delighted to announce the decision by the University Senate to confer upon Philip the title of Professor Emeritus effective from his retirement data in 2013.