Biotechnology

Queensland boasts a critical mass of research centres involved in biotechnology and related sectors. They span the health and medical, agricultural, environmental and industrial sectors.

Biotechnology research in Queensland encompasses new industrial processes, new or improved crops or foods, and the development of antibiotics, vaccines, genomics and advanced imaging.

Key infrastructure and support

Queensland has nine universities including three of Australia’s largest. Most Queensland universities have biotechnology research programs with dedicated world-class research institutes and centres. Details of these universities and the 200 plus research centres in Queensland are available by searching the Queensland science capability directory.

Biotechnology is part of the much broader life sciences sector. The state’s industry-led organisation, Life Sciences Queensland, also represents the interests of many of the Queensland biotechnology research organisations.

Investment and collaboration opportunities

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Discover more about Queensland's strengths and investment opportunities in biotechnology in the Queensland life sciences brochure (PDF, 3.0MB) .

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    Find out why top researchers and industry leaders are saying Queensland is one of the best places in the world for life science research.

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There are plenty of exciting opportunities for collaboration with or investment in Queensland's biotechnology sector.

Queensland biotechnology research centres

Queensland has more than 100 large institutes, facilities, research hospitals, precincts, to smaller laboratories and other research organisations involved in the biotechnology sector including: