Our research provides a natural training environment for the next generation of scientists by combining molecular, biochemical, gene editing and imaging approaches with structural biology. This enables advanced investigations into the complex mechanisms of fundamental biology.
We pursue a range of interests including:
- the molecular organisation of proteins and nucleic acids
- cell signalling pathways controlling gene expression, autophagy and cell growth
- mechanisms of chromosome segregation
- the structure and function of the immune system, plant growth and environmental interactions
- membrane proteins and cellular function
Our research provides experimental platforms to collaborate with other researchers in other areas. For instance, we work with our colleagues in medicine to exploit structural and functional studies on how cancer cells evade the immune system.