Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

The Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences (CBMS) is a research intensive department of academics and students who study and teach chemistry and molecular cell sciences. The focus of our academics is at the exciting chemistry/biology interface, allowing our students to gain cross-disciplinary perspectives while developing discipline specific skills in chemistry and biomolecular sciences.

We apply this philosophy of studying “molecules to cells” to achieve a sustainable environment, understand health and disease, and advance new molecular technologies.

Research and teaching strength in CBMS includes analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, cellular biology, medicinal chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology and genomics, organic/inorganic synthesis, proteomics and protein chemistry, physical chemistry.


  • iGEM Solar synthesisers shine bright in Boston

    For the second year running, a team of undergraduate students from Macquarie’s CBMS 330 course have brought home gold from the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) jamboree in Boston, Massachusetts.

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