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Principal Investigators

mohan bMohan Balasubramanian

Molecular mechanisms regulating eukaryotic cytokinesis


tom barberThomas 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

claire bastieClaire Bastie
Associate Professor

The molecular basis of obesity and diabetes

andrew blanksAndrew Blanks

The mechanisms of reproduction in mammals

andrew bowmanAndrew Bowman
Associate Professor

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

jan brosensJan Brosens

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

robert crossRobert Cross
Professor and Director, Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology

The force generating mechanisms of kinesins and microtubules

robert dallmannRobert Dallmann
Associate Professor

The interplay between circadian clocks, diseases and pharmacotherapy

martin daveyMartin Davey
Associate Professor

Use cutting-edge techniques to explore the role of unconventional T cells in the immune surveillance of the human body

Sam DeanSamuel Dean
Assistant Professor

Understanding flagellum function in protozoan parasites and humans

Matt 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

Dimitris GrammatopoulosDimitris Grammatopoulos

Stress hormones and homeostatic adaptive responses in feto-maternal pathophysiology

ErinErin Greaves
Associate Professor

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

Geraldine HartshorneGeraldine 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

John JamesJohn James
Associate Professor

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

KoesterDarius Koester
Assistant Professor

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

Andrew McAinshAndrew McAinsh
Professor and Pro Dean (Research)

How cells ensure error-free chromosome segregation

Jonathan MillarJonathan Millar
Professor and Director, MRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The fundamental mechanisms that regulate the cell division cycle

Masanori MishimaMasanori Mishima
Associate Professor

The mechanism of cytokinesis

OttSascha Ott
Director Bioinformatics RTP

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

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

The development of novel materials for medical application

Siobhan QuenbySiobhan Quenby

Understanding and preventing pregnancy loss

Harpal RandevaHarpal Randeva
Senior Clinical Lecturer

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

Aparna RatheeshAparna Ratheesh
Assistant Professor

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

Nicole RobbNicole Robb
Assistant Professor

Replication, detection and diagnosis of RNA viruses

Stephen RoyleStephen Royle

Mitosis and membrane trafficking


Karuna SampathKaruna Sampath
Professor and Research Training Lead

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

Tim SaundersTimothy Saunders
Associate Professor in Human
Disease Biology

Deciphering the biochemical and biomechanical processes that shape organs

Michael SmutnyMichael 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
Professor and Acting Head of Division

Mechanisms that generate specific microtubule arrays in polarised cells

Craig ThompsonCraig Thompson
Assistant Professor

Viral evolution, pathogenesis and vaccine development

MeeraMeera Unnikrishnan
Associate Professor

Understanding how bacteria invade and survive our host defence systems

NickNick Waterfield

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


Lawrence YoungLawrence Young

Cancer pathogenesis and treatments


VictorVictor Zammit

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