Our Research

Pulling the pieces together to see the bigger picture and asking the burning questions.

The IMB nurtures an environment that fosters breakthrough science through collaboration, innovative ideas and taking calculated risk.

We push through the boundaries, go beyond the known, the safe and the normal, using cutting edge technologies to discover, transform and translate.


Research News

Our discoveries create change for the global health of our people and environment.

  • A project using molecules from spider venom to develop improved treatments for chronic pain and stroke will be undertaken by Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Professor Glenn King in partnership with University of Science and Technology of China, after receiving funding from the Queensland Government.
  • Researchers have used human stem cells and single-cell sequencing to uncover the complex choreography of heart development
  • Researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Münster (WWU) have purified and visualized the ‘Cyclic Electron Flow’ (CEF) supercomplex, a critical part of the photosynthetic machinery in all plants, in a discovery that could help guide the development of next-generation solar biotechnologies.