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 A short, summarised history of the School and its antecedent Departments:

1910-1938: The early Chemistry Department and the beginnings of Biochemistry.

1939-1959: World War II and the post-war baby boom.

1960-1975: Chemistry expands and is joined by new departments of Parasitology, Biochemistry and Microbiology.

1976-now: Diversification, Consolidation, Commercialisation.

Consolidated brief history of the School.

Highlights of the history of the School section

1910-1938: The early Chemistry Department and the beginnings of Biochemistry

The beginnings... UQ was founded in 1910 with four inaugural profe...

1939-1959: World War II and the post-war baby boom

Chemistry consolidates and grows... In the years leading up to World War II (1939-1945), a steady increase in the...

1960-1975: Chemistry expands and is joined by new departments of Parasitology, Biochemistry and Microbiology

1960s pressures and 1970s growth... In...

1976-now: Diversification, Consolidation, Commercialisation

Chemistry consolidates and the molecular biosciences grow... Chemistry in the 1970s and 1980s was characterised by much stability in its academic staffing, with relatively few additions and most movement due to promotion.  ...

A brief consolidated history of the School

The School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences came into being 1 January 2009, having been known previously as the School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences (SMMS).  SMMS was formed in 2000 by amalgamating the forme...
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