The Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics continues the King’s tradition of biophysics established by Sir John Randall which produced the famous studies of the structure of DNA by Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins.
Research in the Randall is multidisciplinary; we work at the interface between the physical and biomedical sciences. We develop new biophysical techniques, especially in molecular structure and cellular imaging, and apply them to biology and medicine. Many of these applications are focused on cell motility and the cytoskeleton, muscle signalling and development, and allergy and asthma.
Our work is underpinned by state-of-the art facilities for molecular structure determination and biophysical characterisation and cellular imaging, in which we have an active technology development programme.
The Division offers postgraduate training in all the research areas mentioned above. Currently we have about 30 PhD students and we offer an MRes degree in Molecular Biophysics. For more information about our programmes and PhD opportunities please visit Postgraduate study.
We are a multidisciplinary group of about 160 staff and postgraduate students working in new research space in New Hunt’s House on the Guy’s Campus. We bring together expertise in molecular and cell biology, physics, chemistry and maths, and we have strong links with medically oriented research groups at King’s, particularly with the Cardiovascular, Cancer, and Asthma Allergy and Lung Biology Divisions.