Gras Research Group
Our group works on a broad range of bioengineering research problems from the nano to the large scale.
Our work is multi-disciplinary and staff and students have training in the fields of chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry and food science. Our research spans fundamental problems through to applied research that aims to translate research findings to a range of industries.
We are from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering within the Melbourne School of Engineering and are located at the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute.
We welcome inquiries from prospective students, PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.Read more
Our Research Interests
We are applying bioengineering skills to a range of environmental problems, such as foaming in wastewater treatment. We are also applying synthetic biology for environmental sensing.Read more
What makes a good Cheddar cheese crumble? What makes buffalo milk products different? What happens to cheese as it ages and how do our gut bacteria respond to the foods we eat? These are all questions we are seeking to answer using platform technologies.Read more
We are interested in the development of new materials for a range of applications. These materials include advanced polymeric materials that deliver anti-inflammatory peptides for tissue engineering or drugs for the treatment of cancer.Read more
Assoc Prof Sally Gras