The School of Molecular and Biomedical Science was formed in June 2002 in order to coordinate and consolidate the University's cutting edge work in the disciplines of Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology & Immunology. About 400 people comprise the research, teaching and support staff, postgraduates and honours students of the School.
The School has strong links with the CSIRO Division of Health Sciences and Nutrition, the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, the Hanson Institute, major teaching hospitals and industry. It has spawned two successful, publicly listed biotechnology companies.
Core research disciplines within the school are:
Based on the North Terrace Campus of the University of Adelaide, the School occupies a new, extremely well equipped laboratory complex that was purpose-built for molecular biology research.