This research area has grown enormously over the last decade and now embodies a number of disciplines. At Nottingham we adopt an integrated approach in which several strategies are developed to address particular problems in cell biology.
Projects are available to study how the unlimited potential of primordial germ cells is governed at a molecular level during development in representative species such as amphibians and mice. Within the cell important processes are governed by the structures and dynamics of numerous macromolecules.
Projects are offered to directly visualise macromolecular behaviour with a view to elucidating cellular function. These studies examine protein-protein, protein-membrane and receptor-mediated interactions within cells using state-of-the-art imaging systems.