Research groups

Find out more about our research groups below. Details of our honorary group leader profiles can be found in the Honorary groups page.

Adamska Group - Genomic and evolutionary basis of animal development  »

Our research is aimed at uncovering the genetic and genomic basis of morphological complexity in animals, from both developmental and evolutionary perspectives.

Brock Group - Membrane Structural & Synthetic Biology »

The Brock lab loves membrane proteins; looking at them in atomic detail, discovering new drug molecules, and engineering them to create new biosensors. Join us!

Broer Group - Membrane transport and nutrition »

Broer group studies the role of amino acid transport in the onset of insulin resistance and the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism.

Casarotto Group - Biomolecular Interactions »

The Casarotto Group seeks to carry out research that explores how the structural properties of biological molecules can impact on the biological process.

Corry Group - Transport proteins and computational biophysics »

Corry group's research examines the structure and function of a family of pore forming proteins known as ion channels.

Fahrer Group - Immunology »

We are working on a very simple and inexpensive cancer immunotherapy treatment, and a bioinformatics study looking for novel proteins in different genomes.

Furlong Group - Bacterial Structural Defence »

We aim to identify new potential targets for antibacterial agents, using structural biology, biochemistry and bacteriology methods.

Howitt Group - Transporter structure and function »

Howitt group explores how transporters function and aim to understand their molecular mechanisms.

Jackson Group - SynBio »

Our research interests lie at the interface between biology, chemistry and physics

Lehane Group - Antimalarial drug action and resistance »

We study membrane transport processes in the Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria.

Leyton Group - Assembly, function, and applications of nanoscale bacterial surface structures »

We study how autotransporters are assembled into bacterial outer membranes, and how they function to mediate infection and disease once they get there.
Maier Group 2022

Maier Group - Molecular mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis »

The Maier Group focusses on the identification of molecules involved in malaria pathogenesis and transmission.

Saliba Group - Physiology and biochemistry of the malaria parasite »

The Saliba Group is investigating vitamin utilisation pathways in the red blood cell stage of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

Spry Group - Drug discovery for infectious diseases »

The Spry group focuses on validating new drug targets and identifying new drugs to combat key pathogenic microbes responsible for human disease.

Tham Group »

More information to come.

van Dooren Group - Cell biology and metabolism of apicomplexan parasites »

We study the basic biology of parasites, with the hope that such knowledge can be used in developing new treatment options against these formidable foes.