Research institutes and centres

The Faculty of Science is a major participant in the Melbourne Research Institutes, and Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute (Bio21 Institute). These institutes draw on the expertise and breadth of Faculty of Science research activity and bring together researchers from across the University of Melbourne.

Bio21 Institute

Bio21 Institute is a multidisciplinary research centre, specialising in medical, agricultural and environmental biotechnology.

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Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society

The Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society is a cross-disciplinary research institute dedicated to innovations in products, services and end-user experiences that maximise the benefits of new broadband technologies to Australian society.

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Melbourne Energy Institute

The Melbourne Energy Institute is an access point for industry, government and community groups seeking to work with leading researchers on innovative energy solutions.

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Melbourne Materials Institute

The Melbourne Materials Institute provides a platform for materials research under four interdisciplinary themes - materials for medicine, quantum technology, energy and processing.

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Melbourne Neuroscience Institute

The Melbourne Neuroscience Institute focuses the University’s cross-disciplinary neuroscience research activities to produce clinical outcomes that benefit the community.

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Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute highlights and promotes sustainability research that connects researchers from different disciplines to advance beneficial solutions in contemporary society.

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