School of Biological Sciences


Biomedical and Applied Biology


The aim of the BMA group is to understand the underlying biological mechanisms that enable organismal success in the face of physiological and pathological challenges. Using a range of model systems and molecular techniques we explore genetic and physiological responses that determine gene expression, proteomes and metabolic responses that are mediated by organelles, the microbiome and the body’s own cells. We want to know how this impacts organ function and whole animal survival. Within our group we have substantial expertise to focus on specific diseases and important economic targets, with the aim of translating these findings from the laboratory to the community.