Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics - Masters Degree (Research)
The Masters by Research degree programs within the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) provide the highest level of training in key areas of scientific research.
Students work on an independent research project encompassing the broader interests of one of the research teams within the School. In the early stages of the program, students receive close supervision and guidance in the management of their project. In the later stages, however, students are encouraged to exercise initiative, demonstrate originality and work independently.
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at UNSW
UNSW boasts world-class researchers in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Using a wide range of cutting-edge molecular and bioinformatic tools, our researchers facilitate collaborative research efforts to understand and combat genetic disease, metabolic disorders and cancer. Members of this research area are responsible for the establishment and running of two major centers in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences; the Ramaciotti Centre for Gene Function and Analysis offering expertise in next-generation sequencing and microarray technology, and the NSW Systems Biology Initiative building capabilities and expertise in bioinformatics for genomics and proteomics.
Current research areas include:
- Immunogenetics and immunological bioinformatics
- Transcriptional regulation and cellular reprogramming for the treatment of cancer, blood diseases and metabolic disorders.
- Neurobiology and neurodevelopmental disorders
- Human brain transcriptome dynamics
- Non-coding RNAs in controlling gene expression
- Balancing cellular cholesterol
- Mitochondrial metabolism
- Sex chromosome structure and evolution
- Evolutionary genetics
- Protein-protein interaction networks and systems biology
- Cellular metabolism of cholesterol, obesity and genetics
Finding a Supervisor
It is essential that you identify an appropriate academic supervisor in the school and obtain their agreement prior to submitting an application. It is recommended that you peruse the School's current research projects available within BABS. This provides information on each project and the supervisor in charge of the project. Contact details for supervisors be found in the BABS Staff Directory.
- Masters Degree (Research)