The School of BioSciences is a leader or participant in various multi-institute collaborative centres, including the Australian government's Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program which encourages collaboration between research institutions and industry, and Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence. These are hubs of expertise developed to allow high-quality researchers to collaborate with other universities within Australia and overseas to maintain and develop Australia's international standing in research areas of national priority.
- ARC Centre of Excellence Plant Cell Walls
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls is a collaboration between the Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne and Queensland in partnership with South Australian State Government and seven international institutions. Its aim is to advance fundamental scientific understanding of plant cell wall biology to enable sustainable production for: food security, human health and energy.
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA)
CEBRA is a key initiative in the Australian Government’s response to biosecurity risks. With our expansive borders and proximity to Asia, implementing effective biosecurity policies and management tools is essential to protecting the health of the population and our unique ecosystems, as well as the viability of essential sectors of the Australian economy.
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED)
CEED is an Australian Research Council (ARC) partnership between universities and other research institutions and is the world's leading research centre for solving environmental management problems and for evaluating the outcomes of environmental actions. It tackles the complex problems of environmental management and monitoring in a rapidly changing and uncertain world.
- Plant Cell Biology Research Centre (PCBRC)
Established in 1982, the PCBRC conducts research into many aspects of plant cell biology, abiotic stresses, plant pathogens and evolution. It is a key contributor to a number of important research programs including being a node for the The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls and a collaborator.
- Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management (CAPIM)
CAPIM is a scientific research organisation, established to identify and address the impact of pollution in water environments. Its objective is to improve aquatic ecosystem health by developing innovative approaches to pollution detection for inland waters and estuaries, and working with environmental management practitioners to reduce pollution impacts.
- Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE)
The Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE) is a division of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria that conducts high quality ecological research, education and commercial activities on urban and suburban ecosystems. Its aim is to contribute to the conservation and management of species and ecosystems of Australian cities and towns, thereby enhancing the quality of life of everyone.