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Randall Centre for Cell & Molecular Biophysics

 

 

Biophysical and cellular research across disciplines and scales

The Randall Centre for Cell & Molecular Biophysics is a vibrant research environment, hosting labs working in burgeoning fields in biomedicine. Research in our Centre addresses fundamental biological questions at the interface between the physical and biomedical sciences. We develop and apply state-of-the-art biophysical techniques and address molecular and cellular processes in biology and medicine. Many of these applications are focused on cell motility and the cytoskeleton, muscle signalling, stem cells and developmental biology, with a translational focus in allergy and asthma, cardiovascular and cancer biology. We study these biological processes at the molecular, cellular and tissue scales.

We are a multidisciplinary group of approximately 160 staff and postgraduate students housed in New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus. Our research groups have expertise in molecular and cell biophysics, chemistry, physics and mathematics. We have strong links with medically-oriented research groups at King’s, particularly with the School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences, the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences and the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences. Several members of staff hold Crick-affiliated positions.

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The strengths of Randall Centre are recognised internationally, helping foster collaborations and funding opportunities. The strong international reputation of the Randall Centre also enables us to attract the best emerging and established talent, in the form of post-docs, fellows and PIs, from across the globe. Groups at the Randall are regularly successful in securing funding from UKRI sources in addition to charities (eg. BHF, CRUK and Wellcome) and in hosting post-doctoral fellows who successfully apply for fellowships. We have a regular stream of enquiries for independent fellowship positions and currently host 6 fellows. Current fellows are funded by King’s prize fellowships, BHF fellowships and equivalent. Many recent fellows have transitioned successfully to senior fellowships and/or permanent positions. Current and recent former Randall PIs have received the award of FRS while working at the Randall Centre.

Our research sections

Molecular Biophysics

Molecular Biophysics

Determine protein structures by X-ray crystallography, NMR & computer-aided modelling.

Cellular Biophysics

Cellular Biophysics

Studying the role of cytoskeleton in cell division, adhesion, migration and intracellular traffic.

Muscle Biophysics

Muscle Biophysics

Formation, growth, function & repair of striated muscle for understanding muscle disease.

 

 

 

Early career fellows

The Randall Centre welcomes applications from Early Career Research Fellows. Applicants should contact us at the earliest stages of preparing a fellowship application.

Pre-application contact: Zeinab El Mikatti: zeinab.el_mikatti@kcl.ac.uk

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Nikon Imaging Centre

Nikon Imaging Centre

A core facility for light microscopy developed in partnership between King's and Nikon Instruments…

NMR Facility

NMR Facility

Providing King's research scientists with access to state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance…

 

  

History of the Randall

The Randall Centre for Cell & Molecular Biophysics has a long history of scientific excellence and continues a tradition of outstanding biophysical research at the molecular and cellular level. 

 

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