Microbiology

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Microbiology studies microscopic organisms both as simple model systems to understand more complex biology but also as a means of combating those micro-organisms that cause disease. Research in St Andrews covers a range of viral, bacterial and eukaryotic pathogens.

 Peter Coote

Mode of action and application of novel antimicrobials

:: Dr Peter Coote

Lecturer

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 David Evans

Positive strand RNA virus biology

:: Prof David Evans

Professor

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 Stephen Gillespie

Clinical and molecular biological study of respiratory infection

:: Prof Stephen Gillespie

Sir James Black Chair of Medicine

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 David J Hughes

Molecular and cellular biology of virus-host interactions

:: Dr David J Hughes

Research Fellow

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 Huanting Liu

Molecular and structural biology

:: Dr Huanting Liu

Group Leader in BSRC

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 Stuart MacNeill

Chromosomal DNA replication and genome stability.

:: Dr Stuart MacNeill

SULSA Reader in Translational Biology

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 John Mitchell

Bioinformatics and computational chemistry

:: Dr John Mitchell

SULSA Reader

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 Jim Naismith

Structural biology of enzymes and membrane proteins

:: Prof Jim Naismith

Professor of Chemical Biology and Director of Biomedical Sciences Research Complex

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 Uli Schwarz-Linek

Structure and function of bacterial virulence proteins

:: Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek

Lecturer in Biomolecular Sciences

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 Terry Smith

Molecular parasitology

:: Prof Terry Smith

Professor

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 Garry Taylor

Structural biology of infection and immunity

:: Prof Garry Taylor

Professor of Molecular Biophysics

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 Lesley Torrance

Molecular biology of plant virus-host-vector interactions

:: Prof Lesley Torrance

Professor

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 Malcolm White

DNA repair and the CRISPR system

:: Prof Malcolm White

Professor

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Overview

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Scientists associated with the thirty-two research groups that are affiliated with the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex perform highly innovative, multi-disciplinary research in eleven broad areas of biomedical research, employing state-of-the-art techniques to address key questions at the leading edge of the biomedical and biological sciences. The BSRC is grateful for funding from all funding agencies including the Institutional Strategic Support Fund from the Wellcome Trust.

Follow the links on the left to view individual research groups associated with one or more of the eleven BSRC research areas.

Research areas

Scientists associated with the thirty-two research groups that are affiliated with the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex perform highly innovative, multi-disciplinary research in eleven broad areas of biomedical research, employing state-of-the-art techniques to address key questions at the leading edge of the biomedical and biological sciences.

Follow the links on the left to view individual research groups associated with one or more of the eleven BSRC research areas.

Research by academic schools

Research in the BSRC is conducted by thirty-two independent research groups based in the Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Medicine. Follow the links on the left to view groups associated with each school.