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RNA Science

With the high-speed development of mRNA vaccines, brought on by rapid advances in the broader area of RNA biology and therapeutics, RNA products are being developed for a wide array of needs.


From cancer treatments to diagnostics to agriculture, RNA science may hold the key to understanding some of the most complex scientific challenges. The UNSW RNA Institute links and expands multidisciplinary teams in RNA biology, RNA chemistry and RNA medicine, with clinical experts and services, underpinned by a pilot-scale RNA accelerator facility.

We use nature as a blueprint and inspiration to solve societal challenges and make new discoveries. That is what our research is about.


Professor Pall Thordarson, Director RNA Institute

Our Vision

A world class science, therapeutics and translational facility for improving health and the quality of life through innovations in RNA science, engineering and medicine.

The formation of a dedicated institute for RNA science, therapeutics and translational support is timely and will help ensure that NSW becomes a major international hub in the RNA ecosystem, positioned to make critical contributions to major advances in human health.

UNSW celebrates $119m funding to support RNA research across 14 universities

RNA science has significant potential to treat cancer genetic and autoimmune diseases – making critical contributions toward advancing human health.

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