What Molecular Horizons will do
- Provide access for researchers to new tools for visualisation of biological processes, from the scale of individual molecules through cells and tissues up to small organisms.
- Enable scientists to see with high accuracy and speed individual protein molecules so we can understand how these molecular machines do their jobs inside their cells. Such level of detail has not been accessible by previous generations of microscopes.
- Provide an understanding of disease mechanisms and answer questions such as how unwanted immune activity can cause disease, how bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics, and how certain cell signalling events drive the development of cancer. This research will open up unlimited possibilities for health-related breakthroughs and better treatments.
- Create a hub of revolutionary medical research and discovery.
- Attract regional and international researchers who will want to access rare, cutting-edge technology and work collaboratively – Increase opportunities for students and researchers in NSW and Australia.
- Support the growth of specialist skills and knowledge in molecular and life sciences.
- Position NSW and Australia as leaders in the revolutionary sciences of molecular biology, and position UOW as a hub for collaborative research, as other universities and organisations use this technology in their research.
- Attract world-leading researchers in the molecular research field to Australia.