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.
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.
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).
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.