Our research spans key areas of molecular, cell and systems biology using model organisms ranging from bacteria, yeast, plants through to Drosophila and mouse in addition to translational work in humans and cell culture, including stem cells. Our research encompasses and integrates the following themes:
- Molecular Genetics
- Plant Science
- Protein Structure & Regulation
- Molecular Pharmacology
- Cell Engineering
- Synthetic Biology
- Biological Systems
Our research is ultimately aimed at solving important challenges facing human health and food security. A unique feature of MCSB is its breadth of expertise in multi-disciplinary integrative biology, from molecules to organisms and biological systems.
MCSB is located within a centralised research hub in the heart of the Gillmorehill campus and is supported by cutting-edge facilities and infrastructure, including the Structural Biology and Biophysical Characterisation Facility which comprises expertise in NMR spectroscopy and EM imaging in addition to a fully equipped X-ray crystallography suite. This facility also offers expertise in a range of biophysical techniques, whereas support in multi-omic systems approaches including next-generation sequencing, proteomics and metabolomics is provided through Glasgow Polyomics. MCSB is extremely well equipped for fluorescence imaging and houses a number of laser-scanning confocal microscopes, including a recently purchased Leica TCS SP8 FRET/FLIM system.