The human genome project inspired the development of high throughput, low-cost omics technologies. We can now sequence a microbe in a morning and do a comprehensive molecular inventory (expressed genes, proteins, metabolites) in a week.

Bioengineering exploits recent advances in the fields of biology, mathematics and physics to develop new treatments, therapies and devices for medical and environmental applications. Tissue Engineering and Synthetic Biology is the focus of research in this area at UQ Chemical engineering.

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