Research centres

University-based Research Centres and Institutes

AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience

Agribio, the Centre for AgribioscienceAgriBio brings together the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, the largest agricultural R&D organisation in the State, and La Trobe, one of the top Universities in Victoria. It will lead to better science outcomes for Victoria and Australia. Up to 400 staff will be accommodated including scientists, students and support staff.

Centre for Materials and Surface Science

The Centre for Materials and Surface ScienceElectron spectroscopy and surface science research have now become well established at various centres throughout Australia - the Centre for Materials and Surface Science, located at our Melbourne campus, is a key centre of this activity.  Research activities are mostly within the areas of materials and surface science. They involve significant interaction with local and international industrial and academic research organisations.

Centre for Technology Infusion

The Centre for Technology InfusionThe Centre for Technology Infusion is a Research and Product Realisation Centre at the Research and Development Park in Bundoora. Our objectives are translational research, innovation and product realisation; moving research and innovation into the public and private sectors; and providing access to infrastructure and technologies for research, innovation and commercialisation.

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS)

The La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science

The La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science will train the next generation of scientists to develop a robust biotechnology industry. Disciplines including biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, pharmacy, plant biology, physiology, physics and molecular archaeology will share workspace to achieve aims that would not be possible in traditional academic settings.

Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre

The Olga Tennison Autism Research CentreThe Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre advances knowledge of the nature and causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders. We develop and study evidence-based strategies for supporting affected children and families.

National and International Research Centres and Institutes

 

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics (ACB) is a multi-nodal interdisciplinary Centre that uniquely brings together genomic and post-genomic bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics, systems analysis and experimental phenomics to produce a deep understanding of how information in the genome is transformed into structure and function in the mammalian cell.

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-Ray Science

The Centre of Excellence in Coherent X-ray Science shares a $9 million Australian Research Council grant and a $1.8 million State Technology Initiative grant. The ARC funded Centre brings together physicists, chemists and biologists to develop new approaches to probing biological structures and processes.

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems

Complex systems play a key role in activities vital to the functioning and well-being of society and humanity. The research of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems focuses on understanding and managing these complex systems.

Key Centre for Statistical Science

The Key Centre for Statistical Science links statisticians and econometricians from La Trobe University, Monash University and RMIT University. We aim to offer courses leading to a BSc (Hons), BCom (Hons) or a Masters degree.

Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre

The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre provides scientific advice to support sustainable management of the ecology of the Basin.

Research Centre for Applied Alpine Ecology

The Research Centre for Applied Alpine Ecology (RCAAE) comprises a group of professional scientists and academics who study all aspects of the ecology of alpine and sub-alpine landscapes: ecological processes; effects of fire, exotic plants and animals; human activities; and the management of these ecosystems in response to climate change.

Victorian Advanced Materials Manufacturing

The Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing offers a one-stop interface to maximise knowledge and technology transfer between industry and the research community.

Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing

The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing is a leading, independent eResearch and Advanced Computing R&D service provider.

Cooperative Research Centres

 

Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre

The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre aims to improve the management of bushfire risk in an economically and ecologically sustainable manner.

Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology

The Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology is part of a national strategy to secure Australia's position in the global automotive industry. Our aim is smarter, safer, cleaner manufacturing and vehicle technology.

Cooperative Research Centre for Biomarker Translation

In association with major Australian research bodies, clinical institutions and international pharmaceutical companies, the Department of Biochemistry obtained funding for a $30 million Cooperative Research Centre for Biomarker Translation.

eWater CRC

eWater aims to be a national and international leader in the development and application of products for integrated water cycle management.