The Cell and Molecular Biology group focuses on eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms with an interest in developmental and biochemical problems. Model systems (e.g. yeast, C. elegans, Drosophila, Arabidopsis) offer powerful molecular genetic methodology and genomics tools to study fundamental cellular functions such as signal transduction, cellular metabolism, and cell cycle regulation. In addition, studies on model organisms like Drosophila and Caenorhabditis concentrate on the regulation of gene expression during development using leading-edge molecular techniques. These projects complement varied research efforts within the Biology Department, particularly those from the physiology group, and also offer collaborative links to the Faculties of Medicine and Engineering.

Genetics and Molecular Biology
Insect biology and biochemistry
Processes of Morphogenesis
Evolutionary Genetics
Prokaryotic Gene Function and Metabolism
Molecular Ecology and Evolution
Rhomboid Proteins, Protein Transport and Functional Proteomics
Signal Transduction and Plant Genetics
Molecular Physiology
Plant Biochemistry, Proteomics, and Molecular Biology
Molecular Control of Plant Development
Molecular Genetics of Aging
Plant Molecular Biology and Signal Transduction
Genetics and Molecular Biology of Insect Development