Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences research

The School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences is committed to research excellence and innovation, through collaborative links with other research institutions, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, healthcare providers and government. Our staff have research expertise and experience in key areas of the pharmaceutical, biological and clinical sciences, as well as the professional practice of pharmacy.

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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.

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Featured researchers

Our researchers are advancing knowledge in diverse areas ranging from cryobanking for recalcitrant-seeded Australian rainforest plants, a new treatment for diabetes and an innovative drug combination for pancreatic cancer.

Dead Mangrove on the beach on Hamilton Island

Deep freeze may save plants from global warming (Professor Ricardo Mancera)

The planet’s temperature is rising and the environmental impacts are complex and catastrophic. 2016 was the hottest year on record and, in Australia, 7,000 hectares of mangroves stretching along the Gulf of Carpentaria died of thirst.

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New breed of capsules create potential for artificial organs and diabetes cure (Dr Hani Al-Salami)

New Curtin University-led research has uncovered a significant advancement in developing better quality nanocapsules – or tiny houses for growing healthy cells, which has the potential to offer new treatments capable of curing diabetes.

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New pancreatic cancer research to be focus for Curtin (Professor Marco Falasca)

Funding provided by Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation will enable Curtin University researchers to investigate drug combinations which they hope will ultimately lead to more effective and less toxic treatments for patients with pancreatic cancer.

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