Molecular and Cellular Biology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Our research at the cellular and molecular level seeks to better understand and manage some of society’s greatest health threats. Research groups are developing new vaccines, antibiotics, genetic therapies and diagnostics.

Research groups

Epilepsy research group

Genetics and Genomics

By studying the patterns of inheritance of a particular disease trait/phenotype we are able to identify which gene, or genes, are responsible for causing the disease.


Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory

Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory

Aiming to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment by exploring novel immunotherapeutic approaches to treat cancer and other chronic and acute infections.


Mechanisms in Cell Biology and Diseases research group

Mechanisms in Cell Biology and Diseases

Focussing on medical research relating to the endocytic network (endosomes and lysosomes) and its critical role in cell function.


Infectious Diseases and Microbiology research group


Conducting important research aimed at addressing a variety of biological challenges affecting human and animal health.