- About IMB
The Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), located at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia, is one of the Asia Pacific’s leading research institutes.
Established in 2000 as UQ's first research institute, IMB is housed in the Queensland Bioscience Precinct and has approximately 500 scientists, support staff and postgraduate students from more than 40 countries working to translate research into benefits for the community.
IMB is a multidisciplinary research institute and is committed to improving quality of life by pursuing discoveries through fundamental research, inventing biotechnologies, and advancing cures for diseases.
Our mission is to drive the bioeconomy and to create better health.
Our vision is to be a life sciences institute with a global impact.
IMB scientists conduct research across these priority areas within four major research divisions:
- Chemistry and Structural Biology Division
- Genomics and Computational Biology Division
- Molecular Cell Biology Division
- Molecular Genetics and Development Division
By understanding the pathways that are involved in complex diseases, IMB aims to develop diagnostics, technologies and therapeutics to detect, prevent or treat such diseases. In addition, through studying both animals and plants, IMB pursues other opportunities in fields such as clean energy and agriculture.
The Institute's research outcomes are protected and commercialised by the University-owned technology transfer group UniQuest.
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