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Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering

The Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering (IB3) works at the forefront of advances in the chemical, physical, and engineering sciences to enable and enhance life science research.

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Interdisciplinary research

We are a world-leading centre of excellence, fostering genuine inter-disciplinary research, underpinned by state-of-the-art facilities. Our world-class cell biology, molecular imaging, atomic force microscopy, tissue/cell culture and bioprocessing facilities, as well as laser and optical laboratories, offer a unique environment for postgraduate study and integrative research.

Our interdisciplinary approach has led to the development of broad research strengths, ranging across cutting-edge cell biology, single molecule imaging, signal processing, biophotonics, mathematical modelling and optical physics.

Postgraduate Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering programmes


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