Cell Biology

The cell is the fundamental unit of the human body. The Cell Biology Theme seeks 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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