From genomes to biological systems

Modern technology is enabling the study of genetic differences between individuals (genomics), the nature of proteins encoded by those genes (proteomics), and the flux of chemicals within cells (metabolomics).

Areas of research

This theme has a close affiliation with our leading technology centres including the Centre for Genomic Research, the Centre for Proteome Research, the NMR Centre for Structural Biology and Metabolomics, the Centre for Cell Imaging, and the Computational Biology Facility.

We have extensive combined expertise and instrumentation available within these facilities. Our academic leadership in omics and computational and systems biology allows our researchers to study problems at scales from the single molecule up to multiple individuals within populations.

We also work in synthetic biology, tailoring our understanding of Life for engineering new biological systems, to work on major problems in food security, biomaterials, and energy.

Theme lead

Professor Francesco Falciani