Our School is making ground-breaking advances in modern medical science and providing students with the theoretical and practical skills for an exciting career in academia and industry.

Study the latest in globally relevant biomedical practices, and get the theoretical and hands-on skills to prepare yourself for an exciting career in an industry that’s making incredible advances in modern medical science.

The Head of School is Professor Kaye Basford.


Our vision is to attract the best and brightest academics in biomedical sciences to UQ and educate the next generation of science leaders in Australia.

Biomedical Science

Biomedical scientists provide the foundation of modern healthcare and assist in developing treatments for diseases. Throughout the discovery lifecycle from laboratory to clinical application, biomedical scientists are making incredible advances in modern medical science. By understanding how the human body works and what goes wrong in disease, biomedical scientists apply their knowledge to develop new treatments.

As a school we support more than 200 honours and postgraduate students and teach in excess of 14,000 students annually across 14 degree programs.

Our research themes

Our main themes are:

  • Therapeutic development and translation
  • Functional morphology
  • Cellular signalling and function
  • Tissue injury and repair
  • Brain development and function
  • Innovation in biomedical education

In recent years the School has strengthened its research base with professorial appointments in a diversity of fields including Biophysics, Cell Physiology, Comparative Physiology, Developmental Biology, Endocrinology, Pharmacology and Pathology.


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