Our research is focused at the understanding of cellular and molecular organisation and function in health and disease.
The following fundamental cellular processes are being investigated within the group.
- Cell physiology: Drummond, Bushell, Kennedy, MacMillan
- Signalling: Pyne N, Pyne S, Plevin, Paul, Kennedy, Flint, Bushell, MacMillan
- Changes in gene expression: Pyne N, Pyne S, Plevin, Paul, Ellis
- Responses to stress: Plevin, Ellis, Flint
- Cell death: Bushell, Boyd, Chan, Flint, Ellis
- Biomarkers for disease processes: Ellis, Pyne N, Pyne S
- Translational biology: Boyd, Paul, Pyne N, Pyne S, Plevin
The following technologies and expertise are available within the group:
- Cell culture, including a wide range of cell-based assays and techniques
- Molecular biology, including Q-RT-PCR, siRNA techniques, cloning, expression systems, protein purification
- Enzyme assays, signalling assays
- Biophotonics: McConnell
- Electrophysiology including expression systems, isolated cells, primary and organotypic neuronal culture and acute brain slices
- Ca2+ imaging from isolated and intact smooth muscle, primary and organotypic neuronal culture.
Research in Cancer at Strathclyde (RICAS)
We are also leading on the development of this new virtual centre for cancer research which brings together staff across departments and faculties at Strathclyde including cell biologists, drug discovery, drug formulation, chemists and physicists. Please visit the RICAS website for more information.
Professor David Flint
- Dr Marie Boyd
- Dr Trevor Bushell
- Dr Luke Chamberlain
- Dr Edmond Chan
- Dr Susan Currie
- Dr Robert Drummond
- Dr Elizabeth Ellis
- Professor David Flint
- Professor Miles Houslay
- Dr Charles Kennedy
- Dr Debbi MacMillan
- Dr Gail McConnell
- Dr Alistair Paterson
- Dr Andrew Paul
- Professor Robin Plevin
- Professor Nigel Pyne
- Professor Susan Pyne
- Dr Rothwelle Tate.