Biosciences and Metabolic Health
Health Sciences has considerable research expertise and international recognition in the biosciences and metabolic health areas, from basic discovery projects through to clinical investigations and translational outcomes.
The Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) unites teams across public health and biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at a $35 million research and education facility at the University’s Perth Campus.
Our researchers attract National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) funding, and collaborate with national and international partners.
The school’s research falls mainly under the faculty theme of Biosciences and Metabolic Health, and includes the following sub-areas.
Vascular and metabolic disorders
The structure, function and interactions of biomolecules of importance in health and disease mechanisms.
Viral immunology, tumour immunology, cytokines, chemokines and inflammation, haemostasis and inflammation and muscle regeneration.
Alzheimer’s disease, cerebrovascular disorders and traumatic brain injury.
Pancreatic cancer and diabetes.
Molecular microbiology in medical, environmental and industrial environments, and food sciences and food safety.