Cell Biology

About us

Research in the Institute of Cell Biology is directed towards an understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underpin genomic and cellular structure and function.

The Institute is situated in the Swann-Darwin-Rutherford-Waddington complex at King’s Buildings, that provides a state-of-the-art environment for cell and molecular biology.

The Institute incorporates a number of research centres. The Centre for Chemical and Translational Biology provides world class facilities for protein production and biophysical characterisation. The Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology (SynthSys) is a unique interdisciplinary environment and is currently developing genetic and molecular tools for re-designing biochemical systems.

The funders of research being carried out within the Institute include BBSRC, CR-UK, European Commission, Gates Foundation, Mayo Foundation, MRC, Royal Society and Wellcome Trust.

We work closely with members of the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology with whom we have common research interests and collaborative projects.