Welcome to the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology

Illustration of sporulating Bacillus subtilis cells

Bacteria are by far the most abundant and diverse organisms on earth. They play critical roles in all of the major biochemical cycles that keep our planet habitable.

Some bacteria cause serious infectious diseases, whereas others are important in a wide range of industrial settings.

The Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology (CBCB) is the world’s first major research centre with a focus on bacterial cells.

Our work provides scientific insights crucial for the discovery and development of new antibiotics, as well as providing solutions to a huge range of industrial and environmental problems.

Find out about our diverse research areas and opportunities for postgraduate study within the centre.