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.
Centre for Anthropogenic Pollution Impact and Management (CAPIM)
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.
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.
National Centre for Coasts and Climate
Working to identify the best ways of addressing climate change impacts in Australian coastal ecosystems.