Cell Signalling and Biology

Research groups

The following School research groups operate within the theme of Cell Signalling and Biology:

Overview

Our research aims to understand the dynamic mechanisms that allow cells in the body to perform their huge diversity of functions. Detailed studies on how cells work, how they react to one another and to the constant bombardment of extracellular signals they receive enable us to understand how body systems operate and critically how they fail. This research has a crucial role in continuing to develop our ability to treat a wide range of diseases from cancer to cystic fibrosis to arthritis to thrombosis. We use a variety of techniques to address our research questions ranging from correlative light electron microscopy to determine protein localization in individual cells through to studies examining cellular function in a wide range of animal model systems including drosophila, zebrafish and mice.