Molecular and cellular bioengineering
Cell and molecular bioengineering focuses on the micro scale of cells and molecules. Aided by a century of discoveries in cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, our research at the Department of Bioengineering is (i) to apply engineering methodology to the analysis and investigation of biological systems; and (ii) to apply engineering principles to the design and construction of new synthetic biological systems.
Our research encompasses mathematical analysis of molecular and cellular events and biophysical modelling of cell processes, as well as bottom-up design and construction of new biological molecules and customised cells.
Academic staff in this area
- Ben Almquist: Bionanotechnology and biomaterials for wound repair and tissue engineering.
- Paul Chadderton: Synaptic and network mechanisms of sensory processing.
- Armando Del Rio Hernandez: Cellular and molecular mechanotransduction.
- Tom Ellis: Synthetic biology; engineering cells and regulatory gene networks .
- Aldo Faisal: Physical limits to biological systems.
- Claire Higgins: Stem cell differentiation; skin and hair follicle regeneration.
- Richard Kitney: Synthetic biology.
- Andrei Kozlov: Auditory neuroscience and biophysics
- Rob Krams: Mechanosensing and atherosclerosis.
- Sylvain Ladame: Chemical biology of nucleic acids; protein-DNA interactions in transcription regulatory mechanisms.
- Chiu Fan Lee: Cellular pattern formation
- Darryl Overby: Mechanics and mechanobiology of cells; endothelial transport.
- Guy-Bart Stan: Analysis and control of nonlinear dynamical networks; modelling, analysis and control in synthetic biology.
- Molly Stevens: Directed differentiation of stem cells, the design of novel bioactive scaffolds.
- Reiko Tanaka: Theoretical systems biology; development of biological control theory; symmetric pattern formation and network analysis.
- Mengxing Tang: Molecular ultrasound imaging