By integrating expertise in ecology, evolution, and molecular and cellular biology, the School of BioSciences has a unique capacity to address major scientific and societal problems in biology.
Our school at a glance
Learn more about our academic staff and their diverse research interests in the fields of plant science, genetics and zoology.
Study with us
See the wide range of subjects, courses and research projects available through the School.
Engage with us
The School has strong links to the community through various programs, collections, regular events and publications.
Featured Research Centre
Centre for Anthropogenic Pollution Impact and Management
Our interdisciplinary research concentrates on the identification of pollution in the environment – in water, soil, air and waste – and impact assessments and management strategies for human health and ecological sustainability.
Our collections and facilities
University of Melbourne Herbarium
Australia's largest university herbarium houses around 150,000 specimens of flowering plants, ferns, bryophytes, algae and fungi, as well as historic botanical objects and artwork.
A collection of zoological specimens dating from the 19th century to the present. Holds a working set of a huge variety of animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate.
Makes available state-of-the-art electron and optical microscopy equipment to students and staff of the University of Melbourne, as well as the wider community.
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.
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.
News and events
Banner photo by David Clode. A neon cuckoo bee (Thyreus nitidulus) on a coral vine (Antigonon leptopus).