We stand with the LGBTIQ+ community
image - 2020HumanRainbow Slider
What is single molecule science?
image - SMS Banner Imaging
Interactive Science Expo
Photo shows paper mache model of human immunodeficiency virus decorated with dried mushrooms and lentils

Single Molecule Science at UNSW

UNSW’s Single Molecule Science initiative focuses on transforming medicine by providing a molecular perspective on complex biological systems and processes, encompassing biophysics, biochemistry and cell biology as well as nanotechnology and nanofabrication.

More about us...


Image of a T cell showing T cell receptors (pink) and CD45 (green)
An ultra-precise microscope that surpasses the limitations of Nobel Prize-winning super-resolution microscopy will let scientists directly measure distances between individual molecules. UNSW medical...
Overlay microscopy image of melanoma tumour masses with and without Elkin1
A novel mechanical signalling pathway that could influence the development of cancers has been discovered in cultured melanoma cells by scientists in Sydney and Germany. UNSW Medicine researchers...
Image - Fish school by randomly copying each other, rather than following the group
An international team of researchers has revealed the mechanisms behind fish schooling – and what they found differs from what scientists had previously thought. Fish school by copying each other...