What we do

The Department of Biochemistry is dedicated to understanding biological processes at the molecular level. We research how these processes drive cellular and organismal organisation and behaviour.


The department fosters both basic science and its application to medicine.  Our researchers apply their expertise to biological systems ranging from microbes, through animal cells, tissues, and whole organisms.

We work across disciplinary boundaries in an environment that actively facilitates collaborative science. Our department provide shared access to state-of-the art infrastructure and cutting-edge technologies to facilitate our world-class research. The department also develops new technologies necessary to achieve our research goals.