Molecular biology

If you would like to understand the biology of living organisms, from the unique features of DNA, RNA and proteins, to the interactions that occur between them, then Molecular biology at Monash will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in a diverse range of scientific disciplines.

Molecular biology is a fundamental enabling science for most fields of biology, and has had a major impact on most other scientific disciplines, such as biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, anatomy and developmental biology, physiology, immunology and biotechnology.

Molecular biology at Monash helps tie together several different discipline areas within the biological sciences. An understanding of the molecular underpinnings of life serves to amplify the lessons that may be learned in other disciplines such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Genetics.

Our academics are active researchers and educators who apply molecular biology theory and techniques to their current research projects. Together, this interdisciplinary team will lead you through the theory and practical training, from the basics to the more advanced aspects of the discipline. This training will integrate with other science units that are undertaken as part of your major program of study.

Practical classes are specifically designed to provide laboratory skills in genetic manipulation and expression, and modern techniques of recombinant DNA technology.

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This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 4 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.