Research Themes and Core Groups

Stem cell biology

The cell is the fundamental unit of the human body. We seek to understand how cells work, and how disease processes alter those functions.

This is crucial to making discoveries that help children with developmental disorders, cancer, and congenital diseases.

Our team of scientists also investigates the molecular mechanisms that underlie embryonic development and tissue regeneration. Methodologies include cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and microscopy - combined with proteomics to examine cell physiology, inter and intracellular signalling, cell structure, and organelle function, both on a cellular and molecular level.

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Population health

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Clinical sciences

Researchers in Clinical Sciences are involved in the care of babies, children, and adolescents with serious acute and chronic illness, with the ultimate aim of saving lives and improving the long outcomes of our most vulnerable. 

Ultimately we aim for a future whereby children are free from serious acute and chronic illnesses, but for those who do experience disease or illness, research in Clinical Sciences strives to ensure that treatment, diagnosis, and care are of best practice for babies, children, and adolescents.  

The key to our research is improving the acute diagnosis and treatment in the paediatric setting, as well as follow-up of the psychosocial and cognitive consequences for children who undergo clinical care. Working with globally competitive platforms including The Royal Children's Hospital clinical databases, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), clinical behavioural science expertise, and clinician contributions, our researchers are committed to ensuring research is translated into better outcomes for future generations.

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Infection, Immunity and Global Health

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