The Shine-Dalgarno Centre for RNA Innovation

Shine Dalgarno Centre RNA

Leaders in RNA Biology

​With over 250 years of collective experience in working with RNA, expertise in a wide range of areas, from the fundamental understanding of RNA biology to the role of RNA in complex diseases, and with world-class computational and experimental infrastructure, The Shine-Dalgarno Centre for RNA Innovation aims to deliver innovative research for RNA-based health care.

The Shine-Dalgarno Centre for RNA Innovation works across several disease areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Ageing
  • Autoimmunity
  • Infection and Sepsis 
  • Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Genetic disorders
  • Plant diseases

The ANU health revolution 

While RNA technologies have been developing steadily over the last decade, recent key advancements in RNA therapeutics have accelerated the RNA health revolution. 

The Shine-Dalgarno Centre for RNA Innovation integrates world-leading RNA biology research with advanced enabling infrastructure, allowing us to meet future biomedical challenges in partnership with industry, government, and academia. 

Our diverse capabilities enable us to advance novel uses of world-class fundamental RNA science to address real world problems, from early disease detection to cures.  


Academic excellence across RNA biology