The School’s alumni community consists of all graduates and staff of the School and its antecedent departments, back to 1910.  Study disciplines involved are Biochemistry & Moleculary Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Microbiology and Parasitology.   

Alumni are welcome to attend any of our public lectures held during the year.  Contact the School Office to register your attendance.

You can view School newsletters and relive some of the history of the School at the About the School page.

We are developing further activities and resources to engage with alumni and other friends.  Our Alumni Reunion Day coinciding with the University's centenary in 2010 was a great success. Subsequently, annual reunions of Honours graduates from particular decades were held:  1965-1974 (in 2011); 1975-1984 (in 2012); 1985-1994 (in 2013); 1995-2004 (in 2014). 


In 2015 we commenced a series of discipline-specific reunions, celebrating the completion of the refurbishment of the Chemistry Building with a reunion of Chemistry honours and higher degree alumni and former staff. In 2016 we held a reunion for Biochemistry alumni at Customs House.  In 2017 there was a celebration event at the UQ Art Museum in October for alumni of all the School's disciplines, at which there will be a focus on Biotechnology. In 2018 the focus was on Microbiology (marking the 100th anniversary of the 'Spanish Flu').


If you are an alumnus of the School or its predecessor departments, visit UQ Alumni & Community, where you can update your details and find out about UQ activities and events.



Picture at right:  The Chemistry Building in 2010 following a refurbishment of its exterior.

Alumni Newsletters

2010 - February (PDF)
2010 - April
2010 - November
2011 - November
2013 - April
2013 - November
2014 - September
2015 - July
2016 - May
2016 - October
2017 - May

2017 - December

Alumni section

Reunion for Honours Graduates 1995-2004

Socialise with old friends and meet current staff and students and hear about our current research.

Alumni Reunion Day

Photos taken on 3 July 2010, when 80 Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences Alumni visited UQ St Lucia.

Chemistry alumni reunion 2015

Chemistry Honours and Research Higher Degree alumni joined with former staff of the Chemistry Department and current staff of the School to celebrate the completion of the refurbishment of the Chemistry Building. The April 2015 event marked ...

2012 TGH Jones Memorial Lecture

Huw Davies (Emory University) is set to present at this important event. Students, graduates and staff are welcome.

Alumni Reunion 1975-1984

Honours graduates and staff from this period attended a special celebration on 1 December.

Graduation Celebration 2010

The School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences held a special function for its graduands in the Al...

Reunion for Honours Graduates 1965-1974

Photos from the special reunion held on 23 November 2010 at the UQ Art Museum

Emeritus Professor Lindsay Sly receives International Award

Emeritus Professor Lindsay Sly is the recipient of the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) Me...