IMB is a global leader in innovative life sciences research

The Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) is a world-class life sciences institute known for curious minds and brilliant science. 

IMB is Australia’s leader in life sciences research, and our talented people, state-of-the-art facilities and impressive outcomes makes us distinctive globally. 

Our discovery science promises to deliver preventions, diagnostics and better solutions for our health, communities and environment.

IMB was created in 2000 by combining two outstanding University of Queensland research centres – the Centre for Drug Design and Development, and the Centre for Molecular Biology. 

Substantial expertise in genomics and computational biology was also incorporated to create Australia’s first systems biology institute with capacity to take discoveries from genomics, to gene, to drug. 

Our vision for a better future inspires our scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Watch the video below to see some of the exciting discoveries we made last year



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