Our scientific community is informally divided into two groups and represented equally by eukaryotic and prokaryotic biochemists, and cell biologists.
We encourage ad hoc areas of research emphasis. These often cross these groups and include affiliates and staff from other University Institutes.
Our strategy of encouraging a highly functional network of collaborations across all traditional boundaries has been successful in producing cutting edge science. This is demonstrated by a significant number of publications in high profile journals.
Our research is well funded and 90% of our laboratory space has been refurbished. We have a wide range of support facilities, including services for:
- cell imaging
- high throughput technologies
- bioinformatics and proteomics
- equipment to support transcriptomics and X-ray crystallography
- a category 3 containment suite
A major step towards the direction of underpinning ICaMB’s status as a world leading research Centre was the construction of the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology (CBCB). This was completed in the autumn of 2009.
A number of successful spin-off companies have been created by ICaMB staff. This is testimony to our intellectual and innovative capacity, and our ability to translate basic biological research to the industrial setting.