We are a grouping of animal biologists working on fundamental biological questions, most of which underpin biomedical interests relevant to the bioeconomy.
Our research is divided into three thematic areas:
Mechanisms of development and ageing - including stem cell biology and age-related disease
Cell to system organization and function – focusing on the cytoskeleton, membrane biology and signalling from subcellular to whole animal systems
Cell and tissue biotechnology – incorporating tissue engineering, development and application of in vitro models, and biomarkers of health and disease
Our strengths are in basic bioscience and biotechnology. We develop and use state-of-the-art technologies including advanced bioimaging, omics-based approaches and computational strategies.
We have strong interdisciplinary links with other science and medical disciplines within and beyond our faculty, including major industries, HE Institutes and NHS Trusts. This enables us to realise the value and impact of our fundamental research in underpinning advances for the health and wellbeing of our society.