The Centre for Medical and Molecular Bioscience (CMMB) brings together a multidisciplinary team of chemists, biologists and medical researchers with a common interest in the molecular basis of disease, disease cure and prevention; fundamental understanding of biological processes and applications of biophysical and biochemical methods to study them. Members are drawn from the Schools of Chemistry, Biological Sciences and Medicine at the University of Wollongong.
CMMB researchers collaborate closely on exciting research programs focused primarily on four key research themes:
CMMB’s translational programs are underpinned by basic science directed at discovery of biological targets and their structural and functional characterisation.
Although many members also have strong research programs of a fundamental nature, they are united in their aspiration to understand the molecular basis of disease and to develop new drug leads and therapeutics to more effectively tackle neurological, age-related and protein folding disorders and to address problems of cancer and drug resistance in infectious disease.
We are a regional centre of expertise in biotechnology and form the hub of molecular biology research in the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), with many of our members based in state-of-the-art facilities in the new IHMRI building.
CMMB is growing rapidly: our 58 members now include 29 independent research group leaders, 25 research fellows and more than 124 postgraduate research students associated with CMMB projects. Our work is well funded by research grants from the ARC and NHMRC; 11 of our members hold competitive fellowships. CMMB is recognised and funded by the University of Wollongong as a Research Strength.