The Biomagnetics Group at The
University of Western Australia is a dynamic, well
established research group housed within the School of Physics, equipped
with a modern wet lab and magnetics facilities. In recent years
there has been rapid growth in interdisciplinary research
evidenced by increased funding from major funding organisations.
We remain actively involved with interdisciplinary research by
conducting investigations into the role of physics and magnetism
in biology, medicine and nanotechology.
Under the guidance of Professor Tim St Pierre, the
members of the group work on a diverse range of topics including
iron-overload disorders, magnetic nanoparticles and magnetotactic
bacteria. Over the last few years an increasing level of
international interest within the field has resulted in
collaborations with institutions both within Australia and
overseas. With this continued growth it it seems likely that
there will be a bright and exciting future ahead for research
within this field.