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.
The Biomedical Sciences research theme plays host to Rare Disease Day on or around 29 February every year. More details here.