CMP scientists investigate fundamental cellular processes by applying the tools of molecular genetics, biophysics, biochemistry, systems and cell biology. We explore the interrelatedness of key cellular parameters, such as temperature, mechanical force, pH and ion and metabolite fluxes. We define how cells respond to relevant external stimuli, so as to create specific phenotypic readouts such as cell proliferation, differentiation, toxin or pathogen resistance. We create testable theoretical models to account for these behaviours.
Our research groups also serve the needs of the wider faculty by maintaining an expert base in the topic areas and technologies upon which cutting-edge biomedical science is founded: gene manipulation, protein science, imaging, electrophysiology, model organism and cell culture platforms, omics and computational biology.