Research divisions


Making sense of huge volumes of genomic data, aiding the discovery of gene function and the understanding of disease across a wide range of medical research.

Cancer and Haematology

Striving to understand how blood cells are made and how they function in healthy individuals as well as in illnesses of the blood such as leukaemias and autoimmune diseases.

Cell Signalling and Cell Death

Studying the mechanisms that regulate and implement cell death in the hope of developing further therapies for diseases including autoimmune, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, and cancer.

Chemical Biology

Deploying chemical and biological approaches to establish how deregulation of critical cellular processes (such as, disruption of key signalling pathways) is implicated in disease, and applying the insights garnered to guide novel therapeutic development.

Development and Cancer

Investigating specific molecular pathways that control embryonic development and their deregulation in cancer, researchers aim to identify targets for new cancer therapies.


Aiming to understand the complex processes underlying the immune response to develop improved vaccinations and diminish suffering from autoimmune disease or allergic symptoms.

Infection and Immunity

Obtaining fundamental insights into the biology and immunology of infectious diseases and developing novel ways to combat infectious agents.


Seeking to unravel the underlying genetic and cellular basis for inflammation leading to improved diagnosis and treatments for inflammatory diseases.

Molecular Genetics of Cancer

Identifying DNA alterations that provoke cancer, assessing how they affect therapy and exploring new approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

Molecular Immunology

Aiming to understand how the immune system is formed and how it functions in order to produce new discoveries that have therapeutic and diagnostic potential for diseases such as leukaemia and inflammatory bowel disease.

Molecular Medicine

Studying biological function and disease at the molecular level to identify proteins that may be targeted to provide treatment for disease.

Systems Biology and Personalised Medicine

Using high throughput biology (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics) to understand global changes in biological systems, and using this knowledge to inform therapeutic decisions.

Stem Cells and Cancer

Examining the normal development of epithelial organs and cancers arising within them, including breast, ovarian and lung cancer.

Structural Biology

Looking for molecular explanations of complex biological phenomena and applying them to the discovery of new medicines.