This theme explores how cells work as part of more complex biological systems. Combining this with our understanding of stem cell biology provides the potential to develop cell types with new or improved functions.
Research focus: using computational and systems biology approaches to understand the tissue macrophage and stem cells.
Research focus: mathematical and statistical modelling of diverse and large biological datasets to gain new insights into the molecular mechanisms regulating biological processes.
Research focus: exploring the ways in which natural selection and evolutionary change have shaped the human species, with a particular focus on gene regulatory processes.
Research focus: experimental and computational approaches to apply engineering design and analysis principles to study existing biological cellular systems and to create new cellular systems with user-defined properties and functions.
Research focus: studying how the cells of the immune system are formed from blood stem cells.
Research focus: deciphering the processes of blood stem cell formation. The ability to sustain blood production throughout our lifetime is critical for our health. Many diseases result from failures of normal blood cell formation