We love life. Our planet inspires us to understand how animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, and viruses work, how they evolve and how they interact.

We are fascinated by the breadth and diversity of life and living systems from DNA  to entire ecosystems, from a single molecule to the Amazon rainforest. We nurture the next generation of bioscientists and love sharing our passion for biology with young people and the community.

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The study of living things leaves you humble. So much is still a mystery, and finding out the beauty and complexity of life on Earth is a joy. Modern biology is increasingly interdisciplinary and applies collective thinking to delve into fundamental questions of life as well as help solve this century’s global challenges. Margie Mayfield, Head of School

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Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management (CAPIM)

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Centre for Anthropogenic Pollution Impact and Management

Our interdisciplinary research identifies pollution in the environment – in water, soil, air, and waste – and develops impact assessments and management strategies for human health and ecological sustainability.

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Botany Foundation

The Botany Foundation supports excellence in education and research in botany addressing issues relating to the use of plants, the environment, food security and nutrition.
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Native Australian Animals Trust

The Native Australian Animal Trust provides a way for people who are passionate about Australia’s wildlife and their environments to connect with and support the University of Melbourne’s research, teaching and engagement activities.
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