International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Mrs Anne Micallef Ideas Activities
  • Research Centre Administrator, Macquarie University
    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Email
    Tel +61 2 9850 6374
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Macquarie University
    Biomolecular Frontiers Research Centre
    Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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The Macquarie University Biomolecular Frontiers Research Centre (BMFRC) provides a cohesive framework for Macquarie researchers pursuing biomolecular and cellular studies. The BMFRC Centre unifies all the macromolecular analytical expertise in the coherent study of functional life sciences networks. The Centre is housed within the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, with additional activities pursued in the adjacent Departments of Biological Sciences, Physics and Statistics. With APAF proteomics laboratories embedded within CBMS and the Faculty of Science, the Centre immediately presents as a tightly focussed world-class research site.

The Centre’s research is directed to increasing the understanding of the wide-ranging physiology displayed by living organisms as a result of their underlying genetic diversity. Today’s tools for the analysis of genes (eg. genomics), proteins (eg proteomics), carbohydrates (eg glycomics) and the bioinformatics that brings the data together, are allowing the rapid discovery and analysis of gene inventories and phenotypes across a range of life sciences applications