Research that impacts on everyday life
The desire to find solutions to contemporary challenges is at the heart of our research ethos. Working at the forefront of their fields, our scientists are committed to high quality research that makes a real impact.
This theme brings together a strategic commitment to Neurosciences and Developmental Biology which, as part of University-wide interdisciplinary initiatives, is addressing fundamental issues relevant to national and global priorities of health and well-being. The theme underpins research in the area of basic neuroscience and developmental biology through to neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases within the ageing process and poor health derived from in utero environmental conditions.
We apply our expertise to solving environmental issues that are concerns for our society, addressing questions about the creation, persistence and management of biodiversity as well as how ecological and environmental processes interact with each other.
Our research in this area seeks to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underpin basic biological processes including those concerned with disease, nutrition and environmental problems.