Centres & Laboratories

CMMB Centres and Laboratories

Centres and Research Groups

A number of Centres and Research Groups are situated within the CMMB. These include:

Cancer Drug Discovery Group


The Cancer Drug Discovery Group (CDDG) encompasses multi-disciplinary grouping of researchers from UOW and the health sector, whose aim is to improve our understanding of the biological processes underlying cancer, develop improved methods of detection and treatment for cancer, and apply what is known in the areas of cancer screening and cancer prevention. 

Centre for Translational Neuroscience

CTN Group

The Centre for Translational Neuroscience (CTN) has a focus on finding the means to prevent and treat schizophrenia, obesity and obesity-related colon cancer, through the study of pathological mechanisms of disease using human brain tissue, animal models and cell culture, and then translating new findings into novel pharmacological and dietary interventions for human diseases.

Proteostasis and Disease Research Centre


The Proteostasis and Disease Research Centre (PDRC) was formed in 2011 as a research network which brings together researchers from the University of Wollongong, other universities in Australia and international collaborators. PDRC aims to actively promote collaborative projects and provide a supportive environment to cultivate Australian proteostasis research.

Biomolecular Structure, Dynamics and Function Group 

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The Biomolecular Structure, Dynamics and Function Group combines a range of functional, biophysical, structural and computational techniques to investigate bacterial DNA replication and drug design.

Laboratories and Facilities

CMMB members are supported by world-class laboratories and facilities.

School of Chemistry: Laser Chemistry Laboratory, NMR Facility, Mass Spectrometry Facility, X-Ray Laboratory, Spectroscopy facilities, Other Major Equipment.

Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (also see School of Biological Sciences and the School of Medicine) – Laboratories, Confocal microscope, other Major Equipment and Clinical Trials Unit.