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Research

The School of Biomedical 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.


We are recognised for our expertise in the biosciences and metabolic health areas.
We are recognised for our expertise in the biosciences and metabolic health areas.

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 Bentley 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

Diabetes, blood and blood vessel disorders, heart disease, and stroke.

Biomolecular interactions

The structure, function and interactions of biomolecules of importance in health and disease mechanisms.

Immunology

Viral immunology, tumour immunology, cytokines, chemokines and inflammation, haemostasis and inflammation and muscle regeneration.

Neuroscience

Alzheimer’s disease, cerebrovascular disorders and traumatic brain injury.

Cancer

Pancreatic cancer and diabetes.

Molecular microbiology

Molecular microbiology in medical, environmental and industrial environments, and food sciences and food safety.