Cell and developmental biology
At BSMS, we are carrying out exciting and novel research into fundamental mechanisms of cell and developmental biology that are applicable to medicine.
This includes basic research on stem cells, cell signalling and cancer, with a strong focus on translational work into disease biomarkers, pathology and therapy. There are two BSMS research buildings on the University of Sussex Falmer campus, the Medical Research Building and the Trafford Building, both equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including tissue culture, flow cytometry, molecular biology and tissue banking.
There are a number of highly successful research groups at BSMS. Dr Tim Chevassut’s group has a dual focus on blood cancers and stem cells. His laboratory has made important discoveries into the biology of acute myeloid leukaemia and the regulation of differentiation and pluripotency. Prof Sarah Newbury’s group has a focus on fundamental mechanisms of gene regulation and how they control stem cell renewal, cell movement and cell proliferation. Finally, Professor Sandra Sacre’s group works on toll-like receptor signalling and the molecular mechanisms that underlie chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.