The School of Life Sciences is structured into divisions, centres and units. This allows research groups studying similar topics to be grouped together to encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary working.
Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
We focus on the understanding of the biological roles of phosphorylation and ubiquitylation and how disruption of these processes cause human diseases such as neurodegeneration, cancer, hypertension and immune disorders.
We investigate the molecular mechanisms that underpin cell and tissue biology. This includes the regulation of cell division and how the expression and function of genes and proteins are regulated during differentiation in embryonic and adult tissues.
Our partnership brings together our discovery-based molecular plant science investigating fundamental questions of plant biology, with scientists with knowledge of applied research in crop species including front-line crop and pathogen genomics, genetics and cultivar production.
Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR)
Our centre brings together the Drug Discovery Unit, the Mode of Action group and the Parasitology research groups providing an integrated pathway from discovery science to pre-clinical candidate selection.