Our mission

The La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) has the following key objectives:

Translatable research

To conduct high quality basic research at the interface of health and science. To recruit and retain leading scientists in areas of strength, and build upon existing platform technologies to support a multi-disciplinary research environment.

Outstanding students

To recruit and train the next generation of Australian scientists. To provide postgraduate students and early career researchers with exposure to high impact research projects, access to the latest equipment and integrated workplace learning with a focus on employability.

Game changing partners

To develop game changing partnerships to raise research capabilities to new levels of national and international significance. To build upon existing partnerships with the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and the Australian Synchrotron in the sharing of knowledge, skills, research training and facilities.

Industry connections

To support and collaborate with embedded start-up companies and cooperative research centres, and develop new industry partnerships. To become the interface between local and global biotechnology companies.