We are a consortium of interdisciplinary researchers exploring how subcellular processes are dynamically regulated at the nanoscale.
With over £1M research funding from BBSRC, EPSRC, QMUL and industry partners, our center houses cutting-edge microscopes along with advanced digital image processing tools to work at the forefront of life science research. The center brings together cell and molecular biologists, structural biologists, microscopy engineers and computer scientists, creating a vibrant multi-disciplinary environment for overcoming imaging limitations - in space and time- to understand challenging dynamic and non-equilibrium cell biological processes.
In this post-genomic era, the vast majority of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cellular components are known, but in most cases their function and regulation are poorly understood. This knowledge gap is predominantly due to our inability to cohesively map how myriad cellular components dynamically form and interact with each other. By promoting nanoscale live-cell studies, we accelerate research progress in pressing biotechnological and biomedical problems that are fundamental to our survival and well-being.
The progress of the center is reviewed annually by an international board of advisors.
Open research positions and projects can be viewed through individual group websites.
Center lead: Prof Viji Draviam