Welcome to Sydney

We host international scientists on a mini-sabbatical to work more closely with our team at the EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science (SMS) at UNSW. Scientists in Residence are invited by SMS Group Leaders to exchange ideas, develop collaborations, and take advantage of our facilities, which include a suite of powerful imaging tools.

The objectives of the Scientist in Residence are to strengthen ties with researchers internationally; to mutually enrich our research programs via collaborations and to provide an introduction to visitors to our gorgeous city.

We encourage our Scientists in Residence to bring their families to explore Sydney’s abundant sun, surf, national parks, stunning harbour, and so much more.


Anna Erzberger       (2023)

Anna Erzberger (2023) EMBL Heidelberg & Heidleberg University, Germany

Johannes Reisert  (2022 – 2023)

Johannes Reisert (2022 – 2023) Monell Chemical Sences Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Eve Weatherill     (2022)

Eve Weatherill (2022) King's College London, UK

Madan Rao  (2022)

Madan Rao  (2022) National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India

Julie Soutourina (2022)

Julie Soutourina (2022)
Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France

Ana J. García-Sáez

Ana J. García-Sáez  (2019) Interfaculty Institute for Biochemistry, Universität Tübingen, Germany

Srigokul Upadhyayula

Srigokul Upadhyayula (2018) Boston Children's Hospital,      Harvard Medical School, USA

Jonathon (Joe) Howard

Jonathon (Joe) Howard  (2018)  Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University, USA

Guillaume Romet-Lemonne  (2017)

Guillaume Romet-Lemonne  (2017) Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France

Roland Wedlich-Söldner

Roland Wedlich-Söldner  (2017) Institute for Cell Dynamics & Imaging, University of Münster, Germany

Ludger Johannes

Ludger Johannes (2017) Institut Curie, INSERM, Paris, France

Virgile Viasnoff

Virgile Viasnoff  (2017) Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

UNSW Sydney is well located between the central business district and local beaches
UNSW Sydney is well located between the central business district and local beaches
Visa requirements

Visitors from countries other than Australia and New Zealand will need appropriate visas.

For visits shorter than 3 months, there are several visa options:

Temporary work (short stay activity) visa (subclass 400)
Visitor (subclass 600)
ETA (subclass 601)
eVisitor (subclass 651)

The Training and Research Visa (subclass 402) (Research Stream) is the only visa suitable for visits of three months or longer.

Further advice regarding appropriate visas should be sought from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

See what you can do in Sydney and New South Wales.