Biomedical Sciences Research Complex

An interdisciplinary centre for Biomedical Research.

World leading science at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics and medicine.

Research

Infection and immunity

BSRC infection biologists’ study basic and applied aspects of viral, bacterial and parasite pathogens. Their research includes fundamental studies of pathogen replication and host interactions, antimicrobial resistance, therapeutic drug design and testing, and clinical and real-time diagnostics.

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Dr Catherine Adamson


Dr Catherine Adamson

Lecturer in Molecular Medicine School of Biology

Molecular biology of HIV and other retroviruses

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Dr Peter Coote


Dr Peter Coote

Lecturer School of Biology

Mode of action and application of novel antimicrobials

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Dr Janet Cox-Singh


Dr Janet Cox-Singh

Senior Lecturer School of Medicine

Malaria pathophysiology

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Prof David Evans


Prof David Evans

Professor School of Biology

Positive strand RNA virus biology

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Prof Stephen Gillespie


Prof Stephen Gillespie

Sir James Black Chair of Medicine School of Medicine

Clinical and molecular biological study of respiratory infection

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Prof Matt Holden


Prof Matt Holden

Reader School of Medicine

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Dr David J Hughes


Dr David J Hughes

Lecturer School of Biology

Molecular and cellular biology of virus-host interactions

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Prof John Jones


Prof John Jones

Professor School of Biology

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Dr Michael M Nevels


Dr Michael M Nevels

Reader in Virology School of Biology

Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) and other DNA viruses

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Prof Richard Randall


Prof Richard Randall

Professor of Molecular Virology School of Biology

Viruses and innate immunity

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Prof Martin Ryan


Prof Martin Ryan

Professor of Translational Virology School of Biology

Picornavirus replication and translational virology

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Prof Terry Smith


Prof Terry Smith

Professor School of Biology

Molecular parasitology

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Prof Terry Smith


Prof Terry Smith

Professor School of Chemistry

Molecular parasitology

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Dr Jens Tilsner


Dr Jens Tilsner

Lecturer School of Biology

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Prof Lesley Torrance


Prof Lesley Torrance

Professor School of Biology

Molecular biology of plant virus-host-vector interactions

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Prof Malcolm White


Prof Malcolm White

Professor School of Biology

Defending the Genome: DNA Repair and CRISPR

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Biophysics

BSRC biophysicists study the fundamental molecular structures and interactions that underpin life. Their research spans the structure and molecular mechanism of enzyme function, the interactions between proteins in health and disease, and the mechanics of cell movement.

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Dr Bela Bode


Dr Bela Bode

Academic School of Chemistry

Paramagnetic resonance for structural biology

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Dr Clarissa Czekster


Dr Clarissa Czekster

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow School of Biology

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Prof Kishan Dholakia


Prof Kishan Dholakia

Professor School of Physics and Astronomy

Optical manipulation in biomedicine

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Prof Malte Gather


Prof Malte Gather

Professor School of Physics and Astronomy

Biophotonics and bioinspired optics

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Dr Tracey Gloster


Dr Tracey Gloster

Reader School of Biology

Structure and function of carbohydrate processing enzymes

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Dr Huanting Liu


Dr Huanting Liu

Group Leader in BSRC School of Chemistry

Molecular and structural biology

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Dr Janet Lovett


Dr Janet Lovett

Royal Society University Research Fellow School of Physics and Astronomy

Measuring nanometre distances for structural biology using EPR spectroscopy.

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Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek


Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek

Senior Lecturer School of Biology

Structure and function of bacterial virulence proteins

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Dr Sally Shirran


Dr Sally Shirran

Mass Spectrometry Facility Manager School of Biology

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Molecular medicine

BSRC researchers working in molecular medicine use interdisciplinary methods to study the fundamental molecular and mechanistic processes that underpin health, disease and ageing. Their research includes studies of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, age related macular degeneration and handedness.

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Prof Frank Gunn-Moore


Prof Frank Gunn-Moore

Professor of Molecular Neurobiology, Head of School School of Biology

Molecular development and survival of mammalian neurons

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Prof David Harrison


Prof David Harrison

Chair of Pathology, & Director of Development Laboratory Medicine, NHS Lothian School of Medicine

systems and quantitative pathology

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Dr John Lucocq


Dr John Lucocq

Reader School of Medicine

Structure and function of cell compartments in health and disesae

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Dr Silvia Paracchini


Dr Silvia Paracchini

Royal Society University Research Fellow School of Medicine

Genetics and epidemiology of neurodevelopmental disorders and cognitive traits

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Dr Samantha Pitt


Dr Samantha Pitt

Royal Society of Edinburgh Biomedical Fellow School of Medicine

Intracellular calcium dynamics and the molecular function of intracellular ion-channels

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Dr Simon Powis


Dr Simon Powis

Reader School of Medicine

The immune system in health and disease

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Dr Paul Reynolds


Dr Paul Reynolds

Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Studies School of Medicine

Systems Pathology and Cancer

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Dr Judith Sleeman


Dr Judith Sleeman

Senior Lecturer in Cell and Developmental Biology School of Biology

Structure and dynamics of the mammalian cell nucleus

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Dr Alan Stewart


Dr Alan Stewart

Reader in Molecular Medicine School of Medicine

Metal ions in medicine

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Dr Javier Tello


Dr Javier Tello

Lecturer in Pharmacology School of Medicine

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Chemical biology

Chemists working at the interface with biology or medicine in the BSRC study, synthesise and modify the small molecules that influence protein function. Using high-throughput techniques and the analysis of bioactive natural products, they develop compounds of medicinal value and gain insights into the mechanism of action of drug molecules.

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Dr Gordon Florence


Dr Gordon Florence

Royal Society University Research Fellow School of Chemistry

Synthesis of complex bioactive natural products and organic materials for biomedical applications

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Dr John Mitchell


Dr John Mitchell

SULSA Reader School of Chemistry

Bioinformatics and computational chemistry

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Prof David O'Hagan


Prof David O'Hagan

Professor School of Chemistry

Organic and bio-organic fluorine research

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Prof Douglas Philp


Prof Douglas Philp

Professor of Organic Chemistry School of Chemistry

Systems chemistry

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Prof Andrew Smith


Prof Andrew Smith

Royal Society University Research Fellow School of Chemistry

Synthetic methodology development and reaction asymmetry

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Prof Nick Westwood


Prof Nick Westwood

Lecturer in Chemistry School of Chemistry

Chemical biology and medicinal chemistry

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Integrative science

BSRC researchers apply interdisciplinary approaches to understand the fundamentals of evolution, development, chromosome replication, the cell cycle and senescence. Using combinations of biochemical, biophysical and molecular genetic methods – with single cell to whole animal model systems – they dissect the principles underpinning life.

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Dr Marcus Bischoff


Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecturer School of Biology

Developmental genetics and imaging of morphogenesis

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Dr Helder Ferreira


Dr Helder Ferreira

Lecturer School of Biology

Chromatin remodelling and telomere maintenance

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Dr Stuart MacNeill


Dr Stuart MacNeill

SULSA Reader in Translational Biology School of Biology

Chromosomal DNA replication and genome stability.

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Dr Rona Ramsay


Dr Rona Ramsay

Honorary Reader School of Biology

Mitochondria and flavoproteins: function and regulation

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Dr Ildiko Somorjai


Dr Ildiko  Somorjai

Senior Lecturer MASTS School of Biology

Regeneration Biology

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