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Molecular Horizons

A centre for molecular and life sciences

The molecular life sciences are at the forefront of scientific discovery, unlocking the innermost secrets of the living cell and developing new ways to detect and attack disease. If cancer is to be cured, new classes of antibiotics developed, and Alzheimer’s disease reversed it will most likely be biochemists and molecular biologists powering these breakthroughs. Molecular Horizons is dedicated to illuminating how life works at a molecular level and solving some of the biggest health challenges facing the world.

The University of Wollongong's new $80 million research facility

Molecular Horizons will be dedicated to impact-driven research where the world’s best molecular research will be put into practice to improve and save lives – illuminating how life works at a molecular level and solving some of the biggest health challenges facing the world. To enable this world-leading research UOW has invested in a suite of revolutionary technology including Australia’s most powerful biological electron microscope, the Titan Krios cryo-EM microscope.

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Award: ARC DECRA 2021
Researcher: Dr Richmond Lee
School: School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience
Project Title: Computational Discovery & Design of New Catalytic Halogenophilic Reactions
Total Amount Awarded: $428,710

Award: ARC DISCOVERY PROJECTS 2021
Researcher: Prof Antoine van Oijen
School: School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience
Project Title: Roadblocks in DNA replication
Total Amount Awarded: $600,364

Award: ARC DISCOVERY PROJECTS 2021
Researcher: Prof Nicholas Dixon
School: School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience
Project Title: Structures to Solve Conflicts of DNA Replication and RNA Transcription
Total Amount Awarded: $692,195

Award: STEM MAKER GRANT
Administered by: Macquarie University
SMAH Researcher: A/Prof Danielle Skropeta
School: School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience
Project Title: Enabling a Better Future: STEM Making Within Low SES Regions
Total Amount Awarded: $100,000
Further details can be found here

Award: ROYAL AUSTRALIAN CHEMICAL INSTITUTE - MARGARET SHEIL LEADERSHIP AWARD
Recipient: A/Prof Danielle Skropeta
School: School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience
Details: The Margaret Sheil Leadership Award aims to recognise an outstanding female leader working in an area of a chemistry-related field including academia, teaching, and the public or private sector, who has helped to inspire and mentor junior female chemists and helped to provide a more equitable work place. The Award honours the trail-blazing career of Margaret Sheil, now Vice-Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology, who became Australia’s first female professor of chemistry in 2000 while at UOW.
Further details can be found here

Award: NEW SOUTH WALES PREMIER'S PRIZES FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Recipient: Dist. Prof Antoine van Oijen
School: School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience
Details: The Prizes reward leading researchers for cutting-edge work that has generated economic, environmental, health, social or technological benefits for NSW.
Further details can be found here


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