Department of Biochemistry, La Trobe University
The new La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) institute has established La Trobe University as an international leader in the fields of molecular science and biotechnology. The biochemistry department at LIMS has a strong reputation for research excellence, and continues to be ranked as one of the leading universities in Australia for research in biochemistry and cell biology.
A major focus of LIMS is understanding the molecular pathogenesis of disease and the institute is unique in its multidisciplinary approach to studying cancer, including projects spanning immunology, cancer cell biology, invasion and inflammation, epigenetics, therapeutics and proteomics, along with strong structural biology and molecular modelling groups to allow progression from target discovery to drug design.
To give researchers an international edge, LIMS houses world-class core research facilities equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment including mass spectrometry and proteomics, flow cytometry, histology, microscopy and imaging, biomolecular interactions, genomics, bioinformatics and models of disease and in vivo imaging.