Biomedical Sciences Research Centre
Head of Centre: Prof Mark Fisher
The Biomedical Sciences Research Centre carries out internationally recognised research in molecular cell biology, transmembrane signalling through ion channels, receptors and transporters, and on the processes controlling development and reproduction. Advances in these areas are crucial to developing new drugs, therapies and diagnostic approaches to combat cancer, infection and cardiovascular disease.
A wide range of modern techniques are employed, drawn from genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular virology, biomics, electrophysiology, chemistry, and structural biology. There are close links with the Cell Imaging Unit and the Medical Biomics Centre at St George's, and there is a regular seminar programme in the themed areas.The centre is well supported with programme and project grants from a variety of sources, including the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and other charities.
The main themes are: