A greater, more comprehensive understanding of human biology and disease is the
primary goal of biomedical research. The search is for finer and finer detail,
the pursuit of complete knowledge of life and with it, the cure of human
diseases. Throughout biological evolution, a structural feature of living cells
that has been highly conserved across generations is DNA. This encodes genetic
information essential to the maintenance of living processes. Understanding DNA
and the genetic flow of information therefore consititutes an important route to
advances in current medical research.
The Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology reflects this modern emphasis
on molecular biology research. Moreover, we not only look at the molecular
structure of life but we translate these molecules, these genes, to the clinic
and the improved understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
Molecular Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding reputation and a rich heritage
to build on. The department offers honours, masters, and PhD students an
excellent opportunity for training in biomedical research. Ongoing pioneering
research and strong international projects will ensure that the department
continues to make a significant contribution to medicine and medical science
well into the 21st century.
Teaching and learning
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