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Principal Investigators

machtmanMark Achtman
Evolution of infectious bacteria

mohanMohan Balasubramanian
Professor and Pro-Dean (Research)

Molecular mechanisms regulating eukaryotic cytokinesis

tbarberThomas Barber
Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist

The impact of human metabolism on development of obesity, and strategies to prevent and manage obesity and diabetes

cbastieClaire Bastie
Associate Professor

The molecular basis of obesity and diabetes

ablanksAndrew Blanks
Associate Professor

The mechanisms of reproduction in mammals

Andrew BowmanAndrew Bowman
Wellcome/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow

My main interest is focused on how eukaryotic DNA is packaged and organised within the cell.

jbrosensJan Brosens

Development of new tests and therapies to prevent implantation failure and miscarriage

cconstantinidouChrystala Constantinidou
Associate Professor

How bacteria can survive, infect and cause disease

rcrossRobert Cross
Professor and Director, Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology

The force generating mechanisms of kinesins and microtubules

rdallmanRobert Dallmann
Assistant Professor

The interplay between circadian clocks, diseases and pharmacotherapy

giacomoGiacomo De Piccoli
CRUK Career Development Fellow

How cell safeguarding mechanisms control and protect the machine in charge of chromosome duplication

Sam DeanSamuel Dean
Assistant Professor

Understanding flagellum function in protozoan parasites and humans

Matthew GibsonMatthew Gibson
Professor (Joint appointment with Department of Chemistry)

Using biomaterials to address healthcare challenges, includes new materials inspired by antifreeze proteins for biologic storage; developing glycosylated nanomaterials

DimitrisDimitris Grammatopoulos

Stress hormones and homeostatic adaptive responses in feto-maternal pathophysiology


Erin GreavesErin Greaves
Assistant Professor

The Greaves lab are investigating disease mechanisms in the chronic inflammatory disorder endometriosis

Joseph HardwickeJoseph Hardwicke
Associate Clinical Professor and Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Emerging technologies, clinical translation and reconstructive scaffolds


Geraldine Hartshorne
Professor and, Scientific Director of the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Indicators of oocyte and embryo development

jjamesJohn James
Associate Professor

We want to understand how the cells of our immune system are capable of discriminating between healthy and infected cells

v kansterVasily Kantsler
Associate Professor (Joint appointment with Department of Physics)

Experimental investigation of physical phenomena in biological systems

dkoesterDarius Koester
Assistant Professor

The molecular and physical principles that govern processes at the plasma membrane of cells

fleviAndrew McAinsh
Professor and Head of Division of Biomedical Sciences

How cells ensure error-free chromosome segregation

jmillarJonathan Millar
Professor and Director, MRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The fundamental mechanisms that regulate the cell division cycle

mmishimaMasanori Mishima
Associate Professor

The mechanism of cytokinesis

SOttSascha Ott
Associate Professor (Reader),
Director Bioinformatics RTP

Gene regulatory networks, regulatory sequence analysis, multi-omic and single-cell data analysis

SPerrierSebastien Perrier
Professor and Monash-Warwick Chair in Polymer Chemistry (Joint appointment with Department of Chemistry)

The development of novel materials for medical application

mpolinMarco Polin
Associate Professor
(Joint appointment with Department of Physics)

Physical aspects of microbial motility, from propulsion to navigation, and their regulation by the cell in response to external stimuli

squenbySiobhan Quenby

Understanding and preventing pregnancy loss

cquinceChristopher Quince
Associate Professor

Development of statistical and bioinformatics tools for interpreting next generation sequence data

hrandevaHarpal Randeva
Senior Clinical Lecturer

Metabolic and endocrine diseases, including obesity, diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome in women, and their related heart problems

a ratheeshAparna Ratheesh
Assistant Professor

How migrating cells talk to their immediate and distant neighbours using both chemical and mechanical signals

NrobbNicole Robb
Assistant Professor

Replication, detection and diagnosis of RNA viruses

s royleStephen Royle

Mitosis and membrane trafficking


ksampathKaruna Sampath
Professor and Research Training Lead

Development and differentiation of embryonic progenitors and adult stem cells, and the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes

t saundersTimothy Saunders
Associate Professor in Human
Disease Biology

Deciphering the biochemical and biomechanical processes that shape organs

msmutnyMichael Smutny
Assistant Professor

The crosstalk between cell and tissue-scale mechanics and biochemical signalling to regulate developmental programs and cellular mechanisms in the embryo

David SneadDavid Snead

Consultant pathologist at UHCW, research interests include improving early lung cancer diagnosis and the pathology of neuroendocrine lung tumours. Founding director of PathLAKE.

David SpanswickDavid Spanswick
Professor of Molecular Neuroscience

Mechanisms by which neuroendocrine, autonomic and behavioural responses to disturbances in energy levels are integrated

Anne StraubeAnne Straube

Mechanisms that generate specific microtubule arrays in polarised cells

Meera UnnikrishnanMeera Unnikrishnan
Associate Professor

Understanding how bacteria invade and survive our host defence systems

Nick WaterfieldNick Waterfield
Associate Professor

Understanding the molecular mechanisms and ultimately exploiting natural bacterial toxin systems for biotechnology purposes

Laurence YoungLawrence Young

Cancer pathogenesis and treatments

Victor ZammitVictor Zammit

The roles of key enzymes in the partitioning of fatty acid metabolism leading to oxidation or esterification