ICaMB is a major UK biosciences research institute with about 300 staff and students. The Institute scored highly in the latest research assessment exercise (RAE 2008), with 90% of its research outputs being deemed of international quality.
Research in ICaMB represents an integration of research groups from a number of traditional disciplines. 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 which often traverse 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 - demonstrated by a significant number of publications in high profile journals.
Our research is well funded and the institute recently had 90% of laboratory space refurbished. We have a wide range of world-class support facilities, including services for cell imaging, bioinformatics and proteomics, equipment to support transcriptomics and X-ray crystallography and a category 3 containment suite.
A major step towards the direction of underpinning ICaMB’s status as a world leading research centre is the construction of the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology (CBCB) that will be completed in the autumn of 2009.
Finally, 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.