Centre for Bioinnovation

University of the Sunshine Coast

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Researcher holding a lobster

The Centre for Bioinnovation brings together an interdisciplinary team of scientists whose research examines the sustainable production of aquaculture, horticulture and forestry systems and biodiversity conservation. Using cutting edge techniques and multi-disciplinary approaches, the Centre leads international efforts to solve key biological challenges. The aquaculture research theme develops and applies of innovative technologies for the enhancement of the aquaculture industry. The Centre's conservation and biodiversity research applies molecular tools to address key global questions. The microbiology research theme examines human and animal major diseases, disease diagnostics, and therapeutics. Biodiscovery research at the centre focuses on drug discovery from natural products and proteins for application in medicine, aquaculture, and conservation.

Website https://www.usc.edu.au/research/bioinnovation/centre-for-bioinnovation

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Genetics of aquaculture systems
  • Plant production systems
  • Aquatic reproductive systems
  • Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics
  • Chemical communication
  • Natural products
  • Molecular engineering and diagnostics
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Coastal systems
  • Conservation

Facilities and major equipment

  • Glasshouse and plant growout area
  • Plant Tissue culture facility
  • Scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope
  • Chemical analysis facility
  • Advanced genetics laboratory
  • Aquaculture facility

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


90 Sippy Downs Drive, , Sippy Downs, 4556

Lead researchers

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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