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Dynamic cellular systems

We are an interdisciplinary group of scientists investigating fundamental questions in frontier biosciences. Our research spans multiple spatial and temporal scales, harnessing the power of model systems, including plants, animals, fungi and bacteria, to understand the complexity of life.

Research in the Dynamic Cellular Systems theme has strong synergies with the interdisciplinary research of the Living Systems Institute: integrating mathematics, physics and biology to address fundamental questions.   

Harnessing biological systems for innovation

By unravelling the intricacies of biological systems and their interactions with each other and their environments, we seek to gain new knowledge and develop innovative technologies. Leveraging synthetic biology, we aim to harness the potential of biological systems to develop novel medicines and sustainable solutions. We work closely with our industrial partners to translate our research findings into tangible benefits for society, in human health, climate resilience and food security. 

Our approach

We employ a diverse range of cutting-edge methods, including cellular, genetic, molecular and structural analyses, state-of-the-art bioimaging and mathematical approaches to understand protein dynamics and cellular responses including signalling, differentiation, and development. 

Research areas