Enabling Capabilities

Single Molecule Science

It is now possible to image a single molecule and live cells with unprecedented resolution and clarity. UNSW Medicine is at the forefront globally in the development and use of novel advanced fluorescence microscopy tools to understand the processes that lead to the development of disease.

We are unique in the way we integrate biomedical research with technological developments, creating a cross-disciplinary environment that encompasses biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering. Our research informs each research stream at UNSW Medicine, and we have made internationally relevant discoveries in the areas of cancer and immunity.

The Faculty houses the EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science as well as the NSW Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging. Together with the facilities in the UNSW Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, our researchers have access to super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, advanced functional fluorescence microscopy, intravital imaging including 2-photon microscopy, pre-clinical imaging, electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, nanofabrication and drug discovery centres.