Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

The Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (IBBS) serves as a focus for internationally-leading, multidisciplinary research across the life sciences

The Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (IBBS) undertakes internationally-leading, cross disciplinary research in the Biological and Biomedical fields. 

The Institute comprises staff from the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences providing a focus for collaborative projects spanning fundamental and applied research areas. 

Molecular Biophysics

  • Nucleic Acid Structure and Gene Regulation
  • Enzyme Structure and Function
  • Protein Structure and Biomedical Science
  • Biophysical Methods

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Molecular Biophysics

Biomaterials and Drug Delivery

  • Controlled and targeted drug delivery
  • Bioadhesion/mucoadhesion
  • Biomolecular recognition
  • Bioadhesion control

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Biomaterials and Drug Delivery

Epigenetics and Developmental Biology

 

  • Analysing gene function in development
  • Formation of the early axon scaffold
  • Interaction between vascularisation and axon outgrowth in the developing brain
  • Epigenetics and the role of histone variants

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Epigenetics and Developmental Biology

Cell Biology and Pharmacology

  • Neuroscience 
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuro-oncology
  • Inflammation Research
  • Mammalian and Fungal ion channels
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Bladder Disease

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Cell Biology and Pharmacology