Centre for Systems Biology (CSBi) was established in 2005 and is one of nine research centres located at USQ. We specialise in multidisciplinary biological and biomedical research bringing together specialists from all different fields including biology, mathematics, computer programming and engineering who have an interest in Systems Biology. The Centre is led by its Director and Management Committee.
CSBi activities include:
- postgraduate training
- providing services to community and industry.
What is Systems Biology?
Systems Biology seeks to understand complex biological functions by studying the regulation of intricate cellular pathways and intercellular communications. Because many interacting components are examined simultaneously, high-throughput, quantitative technologies are essential.
CSBi has divided its research interests into three separate programs:
- Biomedical Science
- Crop Biotechnology.
Each program has two Coordinators elected to represent them on the Centre Management Committee.
Community and Industry
The Centre currently collaborates with research organisations and private industry across the globe. Research activities are largely funded by government and industry based funding agencies. New research partners are actively being sought.
Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarships
Our Crop Biotechnology Programme is currently seeking PhD students to work on two exciting GRDC-supported research projects in winter cereals, and will be offered an APA Postgraduate Scholarship to support their candidature.