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Cell Signalling

Cell Signalling

Cell signalling is the process through which cells and molecules communicate.

Cell signalling pathways

These mechanisms allow cells to respond to both extra and intracellular signals.

Disruption of these pathways can cause or contribute to the pathology of many human diseases.

They can also impact on the pathobiology of infectious agents including:

  • bacteria
  • viruses
  • fungi

As a result, targeting these pathways forms the basis of many current and future clinical therapies.

Multi-disciplinary research

The multi-disciplinary approach of this theme will encompass fundamental, applied and translational research.

Our focus is on dissecting and understanding the molecular basis of cell signalling in:

  • normal cellular function
  • disease
  • model and pathogenic organisms

We aim to exploit this knowledge to help develop or improve new and existing therapies.