Research at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition
The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research in areas of medical science.
Functional genomics involves making use of the vast amount of data produced by genomic projects such as genome sequencing with the aim of describing gene functions and interactions.
Research within nutrition focuses on the interplay between food and health.
Signal transduction refers to movement of signals from outside the cell to inside the cell as well as the movement of signals within a cell.
Structural biology is concerned with the study of the architecture and shape of biological macromolecules, including proteins and nucleic acids.
Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms.
Virology is the study of viruses. It includes the molecular biology of virus replication; the structure of virus particles; the interactions between the virus and the host cell; the diseases that the virus causes in the host; viral epidemiology i.e. how the virus persists in nature and spreads from victim to victim; vaccination and drug treatment against virus; virus as vectors and viral evolution.