Bacterial Cell Biology
Research in this area includes: bacterial cell wall biosynthesis, cell division including plasmid and chromosome segregation, cellular response to phage infection genetic competence, the action of toxin – antitoxin genes and mRNA cleaving enzymes, secretion chaperones involved in the regulation of flagellar assembly, microbial protein secretion, responses to environmental stress, gene expression and regulatory networks determination and control of cell shape.
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Biogerontology, including Systems Biology & Biomarkers
Research in this area includes: regulation of cell senescence, mitochondrial biology, genomic stability, evolutionary biology.
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Research in this area includes: transport across epithelia, interaction of diet and nutrition on cellular processes, microbial-interactions, mucosal protection, epithelial defence.
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Proteins: Structure, Function and Evolution
Research in this area includes: macromolecular X-ray crystallography, structures of proteins crucial to bacterial cell division, metals in cells, protein-carbohydrate interactions in macromolecular and cellular recognition, molecular and cellular evolution of eukaryotic cells, their genomes and organelles, membrane protein structure:function relationships, archaeal DNA polymerases.
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Sensing, Signalling and Expression
Research in this area includes: cellular ageing, cell division and differentiation, cell cycle control, calcium homeostasis, environmental sensing, infection and immunity, organelle function.
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