Research Themes

Collaboration between our three departments is enabled by four cross-cutting research themes. Our research themes also represent the Institute's key areas of expertise.

Dynamics and Management of Host Microbe Interactions Salmonella - Host Microbe Interactions

Theme: Dynamics and Management of Host-microbe Interactions

This theme investigates host-microbe interactions across scales, from the molecular interplay between microbe and host, through to modelling the changes in parasite frequency in populations.

Mechanisms of Cell Signalling Molecular Basis of Therapeutic Targeting

Theme: Mechanisms of Cell Signalling

This theme deals with the identification and study of key biological macromolecules that influence disease processes, or change in response to pathological conditions.

From Genomes to Biological Systems Daphnia - Genomes to Systems

Theme: From Genomes to Biological Systems

Utilising modern technology which 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).

Adaptation to Environmental Change Adaptation to Environmental Change

Theme: Adaptation to Environmental Change

The world's natural and agricultural resources face major challenges from a changing climate and a growing human population. We aim to understand the fundamental biology of how organisms respond to environmental change.