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Research at the School of Medical Sciences

Tackling global issues from the molecule to large population studies
We aim to improve overall human health by investigating how the human body functions, the maintenance of health and the ways we can treat and prevent disease using pharmacological treatment.

About medical sciences research

With more than 60 active research laboratories, medical sciences research at the University of Sydney studies the cause and treatment of diseases, with the aim of addressing the most important global issues. 

Our research takes a "bench to bedside" approach with projects that range from basic research at the molecular level, through to the application and translation of research findings in a clinical setting. 

Major research themes

We conduct research across a number of the Faculty of Medicine and Health's major research themes including:

Other research

The Bosch Institute is a major centre for medical research at the University of Sydney. It brings together basic and clinical research scientists to tackle major unsolved questions about the human body in health and in illness. 

Comprising of over 80 member laboratories, hundreds of research students and six multidisciplinary research facilities, the institute is a major institute for medical research at the University of Sydney.  

Research at the Bosch Institute is divided into five themes that align with, and cut across, the faculty's major research themes:

The school also conducts research at a discipline level.