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Biomedical Sciences

The Centre’s focus is on fundamental and applied research into the molecular mechanisms of disease. Research activities are concentrated around three main themes: Microbiology, Infection & Immunity; Regenerative Molecular Medicine; Molecular Neuroscience.

Using model organisms ranging from bacterial and tissue cultures to Dictyostelium, zebrafish and mouse, centre members test biological hypotheses that are relevant for a wide range of human and animal diseases. The Centre has research links within the Swan alliance and other universities in the greater London area, as well as across the UK, Europe and beyond, including USA, China, Vietnam, Australia, Mexico and Uruguay. Partners include members of the academic, government and industrial sectors. 

What do we do? 



The Biomedical Sciences research theme plays host to Rare Disease Day on or around 29 February. Watch highlights from Rare Disease Day 2017.

Get involved

Discover which Biomedical Sciences projects you can get involved in as part of a MSc Biological Sciences by Research.

You can also see which PhD studentships are available here.


Academic Staff

Robin Williams

Head of Centre

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology

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Pavlos Alifragis

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

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Jonathan Beauchamp


Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences 

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Philip Chen

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

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Simon Cutting

Professor of Molecular Microbiology

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George Dickson

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology

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Shobana Dissanayeke

Lecturer in Biomedical Science

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Walter Lucceshi

Lecturer in Genetics

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James McEvoy

Senior Lecturer in Biological Chemistry

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Jenny Murdoch

Senior Lecturer in Developmental Neurobiology

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Linda Popplewell

Lecturer in Molecular Cell Biology

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Pankaj Sharma

Professor of Neurobiology 

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Mikhail Soloviev

Senior Lecturer in Biological Chemistry

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Jorge Tovar   

Reader in Molecular Cell Biology

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Chris Wilkinson

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

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Rafael Yanez

Professor in Advanced Therapy

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