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.
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.
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.
Melbourne Integrative Genomics
Aims to understand biological systems, with a focus on genomes as the blueprint for each system. Interested in biological systems of different scales, including molecular systems, cell systems, individuals, host-pathogen interactions, species interactions, and populations.
A large research effort aimed at developing new methods and tools for intelligence analysis.
National Centre for Coasts and Climate
Working to identify the best ways of addressing climate change impacts in Australian coastal ecosystems.